I have always loved to bake and have long been renowned for my sugary prowess in the kitchen. I am that faithful friend who will arduously craft you a birthday cake – or a cheesecake with macadamia-nut brittle and salted caramel sauce – but only if I really, really like you. Baking, like most of life’s worthy endeavours, is perfected over time. Things slowly become easier, simpler and more beautiful after sometimes-spectacular series of trial and error. It’s the holiday season, and I am feeling particularly generous, so, here are a few tricks and tips I have learned from my time at the oven.
You’re tired after a long day at work, the kids are moaning from the backseat and you can already envision the line of pre-dinner shoppers lining the supermarket aisles. Don’t panic! There’s no reason to dread buying groceries! With some clever planning you can be in and out of your local grocery in a flash.
Let’s face it, no one wants to put a tasteless, dry piece of meat on a plate and call it dinner. But regularly buying the most sought-after cuts of meat doesn’t have a favourable outcome on your pocket either. So say hello to the MyKitchen way of doing things, where flavour, and your budget, both come first!