I'm very new to baking, but I love it so much. I haven't really baked anything more complicated than chocolate chip cookies, or cake from a box. I see a lot of things I'd love to make, but think they are still a little too complex for me. Do you have any recipes/advice for making the transition? from Anonymous
The most important thing I could say about baking and cooking is not to stress about it. I think that’s why so many people dislike making food—they worry about adhering so strictly to a recipe that they make it into a science instead of an art. My mom is a prime example of this. If we’re out of an ingredient, or a recipe doesn’t mention a measurement, she gets really concerned. The important thing is it have fun with it! Really! Experiment, and if it sucks, that’s okay! But more often than not, you’ll find that playing around with ingredients can make some really great tasting stuff.
That being said, if you don’t feel comfortable with making something lengthy yet, try making something like these amazing s’mores cookies. They’re a personal favorite, but they aren’t too difficult.
Or you can try something like these awesome peanut butter cupcakes with chocolate cheesecake frosting that may be a bit more involved than you’re used to, but don’t incorporate any tough techniques.