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There are lots of baking ideas to be found, regardless of the season. Try some of these out, and you may find a new favorite! Show your special other how much you care about them by baking them a special treat. Try these different recipes for all occasions or no special occasion.
To celebrate an anniversary, marriage or engagement, make cookies for the couple – this is just the first one of these unique baking ideas! Fill two ceramic white coffee mugs or tea cups with favorite cookies, handmade by you, stacked and wrapped. Slip in a special roast coffee bag, too – they'll enjoy the thought and the sweets. You can even include a romantic music CD; whenever they hear it, they'll think of you.
Make a friend feel better with a get-well selection of muffins, warm bread or cookies. It may help to brighten their day. Send along a treat that you baked yourself, and include some herbal teas to soothe their sore throat. Just another one of this list of baking ideas.
You can bake batches of different shaped treats and mix them up to give to co-workers, your letter carrier, your children's' teachers or neighbors who are always helping you out. This mixed bag of treats is sure to be a hit with whomever you surprise with it.
Here are a few more terrific baking ideas:
Use baskets as an easy and attractive treat-holder for your fresh-baked treats. Here are some other items you can also use as creative holders for your great baking ideas. You can use an empty planter, a mixing bowl, a loaf pan, a casserole dish or a small fruit crate.
At Super Bowl time, (or any TV sporting event), if yours is the house with the largest plasma TV, you may need to bring out some of your less-used baking ideas. Some suggestions include mini frittatas, which are baked in a mini muffin pan. They are low in fat and calories, so you don't have to feel as guilty about serving them. And spicy shrimp kebabs only take minutes to make – the sauce is a blend of fresh ginger, garlic, soy sauce and chopped jalapeño peppers.
The last in our list of clever baking ideas is upside down cobbler. To bake this, you will need 1 cup of flour, one and one-half cups of sugar, one quarter teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking powder, one half cup milk, two teaspoons of melted butter and a 15 ounce can of pitted cherries.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees, and spray or lightly grease a square baking pan. Stir together (with a wire whisk) the first ½ cup of sugar, salt and baking soda. Stir into this mixture the two teaspoons of melted butter, and pour into your already-prepared pan.
Drain your canned cherries and add them to your bowl. Stir in the rest of your sugar. Heat one half of the cherry juice in your microwave (do NOT heat to boiling) and mix the hot juice and one more teaspoon of butter with the cherries. Pour this over the batter already in your pan. Bake this for forty to fifty minutes. The cobbler's crust will work its way up through the cherry mixture. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
These are only a few baking ideas you can use. There are many more ideas on line and in magazines, so try your hand at other different recipe ideas.