Hey there. I am just now getting into baking and would love any tips you have for someone who has never really baked much before. Any good tumblr blogs you know of that I should follow that have good tips and/or recipes? Thanks so much for your time! from amateurbrownie
Well, I don’t know much in terms of other tumblrs. This one’s certainly got a lot of recipes. Over 1000! Haha.
But my advice is just go for it. Have fun! The people who hate baking and cooking are the people who see it just as a means to an end (food to eat) and believe that recipes are unchangeable. They put the exact measurements together in the exact right order and then they’re done. That’s okay, but it’s not fun.
The way to make good food and enjoy making it is just to experiment. Start with a simple cupcake or cookie recipe or something. In this one, for example, you can make it easier or harder based on how you feel. Used boxed brownies or make your own. If you’re nervous about messing it up, try boxed. The rest of the directions are pretty straightforward. But after a success or two, once you feel confident, just take a recipe and make it your own. Add in some extra ingredients, change up what you don’t like, whatever. But that’s how people come to love baking and cooking so much.
Remember: Everyone who does this all the time & really experiments has had some sort of failure, something they just hated. But it’s just food, and since no one’s life hangs in the balance, failures are more than okay. Haha. :)