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Aug 18, 2011 09:24 AM

Simple recipes for baked goods?

Hi everybody,

I was hoping some of you would share some easy recipes for baked goods. I don't really have much of a sweet tooth (unfortunately, my savory tooth more than makes up for it), and I've never really enjoyed baking, though I love to cook. Sadly, I'm now dating a guy who loves nothing more than brownies, cookies, and cupcakes. He'll appreciate my delicious dinner, but what he'll talk about for days are the leftover betty crocker mix brownies my roommate made. Obviously, I need to learn some new tricks!

My mom didn't bake, so I don't know many techniques, and don't have a ton of equipment or scale or anything like that. I make good bread, but as far as sweets go, I'm at a loss.

IF you have anything simple, screw up proof, and delicious, I'd love to hear them!

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  1. Go on to the Bisquick website, can't go wrong.

    1. Even my easiest bakes require a set of scales - but definitely the first thing you could try would be a refrigerator cake, which is super-simple, delicious, and what's more has added topical interest due to the recent royal wedding; Prince William had one specially made to go alongside the traditional cake.

      n 11oz/300g packet of Rich Tea biscuits
      6oz/170g golden syrup
      14oz/400g plain chocolate
      3oz/85g butter
      140g/5oz raisins (if possible, soaked overnight in 4tbsp whiskey or rum)
      Put the biscuits in a plastic bag and bash them until they are a mixture of crumbs and postage stamp-sized pieces.
      Put the syrup, chocolate and butter in a pan and heat gently until melted. Stir in the broken biscuits and the raisins.
      Scrape the mixture into a 12x8inch tin lined with clingfilm and press down well. Refrigerate until set and cut into squares. (from the Daily Telegraph newspaper)