When you’re in a pinch and out of most of your baking supplies, you can use items you already have in the kitchen to pull the recipe off. Here are a few tips you can use next time you have company coming over and want to bake something special without going grocery shopping.
If you run out of brown sugar, mix a tablespoon of molasses with a cup of sugar. Stir the mixture until it looks like the brown sugar you get in the baking aisle. If you have a little brown sugar and it’s hard, cover is with a wet paper towel and put the sugar in the microwave for about 20 seconds to soften it. If you baked homemade cookies a few days beforehand and want to keep them fresh for longer, store the cookies in a plastic bowl with an apple slice.
The cookies will absorb the moisture from the apple and stay softer for a longer period of time. If you’re out of whipped cream to top your dessert, simply fill a glass jar with heavy whipping cream. Close the jar and shake the cream for about three minutes, and you’ve got fresh whipped cream!
When you’re making cake or cupcakes and forget that you’re out of food dye for the frosting, just use Jell-O powder in the colors you need. These are just some of the simple tips you can use to make baking in a hurry less stressful. Enjoy!