Keep baking all summer long with these summer baking tips and favorite summer desserts!
The hot summer months are not my favorite time to bake. Keeping your home cool can be tough enough without your oven adding to the heat. Add in heat-sensitive ingredients and
humidity, and you can have less than stellar baking results. However, summer also brings wonderful seasonal ingredients like berries and stone fruits that shouldn’t be missed.
These are my tips for making the best of summer baking along with some favorite desserts for the season. Let’s battle the heat of summer together and still have homemade
dessert to enjoy!
We all know that your oven can heat up your kitchen quickly. That’s why I prefer to bake early in the morning or in the evening when the outside temperature is lower. Sure, you
’ll still be adding heat, but doing so at a time when it’s a little cooler will make things a bit easier on you and your air conditioner.
In keeping with minimizing the heat from your oven, look for baking recipes that don’t require a lot of oven time. A simple cake or a pan of mini cupcakes will bake much more
quickly than a Bundt cake or even a pan of brownies. If you’re a cookie baker, try baking a pan at a time to avoid having the oven on for all the time it takes to bake dozens
of cookies. You can refrigerate the dough between batches or even freeze the dough to bake when your cookie cravings strike.
Speaking of cookie dough, keep in mind that a warmer kitchen will also make your cookie doughs warmer. If the butter in the dough begins to melt, you could end up with flat,
tough cookies. You can try scooping and baking your cookies quickly. But if you refrigerate the dough before baking and between batches, you’ll avoid a lot of issues.
This applies to pie crusts, too. It’s not unusual on a warm day to end up with a too warm, too soft pie crust once it’s rolled, placed in the pan, and the edges fluted. When
that happens, just put the pie pan in your refrigerator for a bit to let it cool and rest. Honestly, I usually do this year-round, but I often leave it longer in the summer. The
freezer works, too!
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