Summer is just around the corner and we can’t wait to pull out our summer recipes! The summer season means more opportunities for pool parties, picnics, and fun outdoor activities to share your delicious baked goods with family and friends. Before you begin baking this season, check out these tips for baking during the summer heat.
1. Avoid using your oven during the day
Try to bake in the early morning or later in the evening when outside temperatures are low to avoid extra high temperatures in your kitchen. This will be more beneficial to you, your air conditioner, and your wallet.
2. Stick with shorter baking times
Opting for recipes with shorter baking times will not only save you time but also additional heat in your kitchen. Try a cupcake or cookie recipe to stay under a 20 minute baking time.
3. Watch for over-softened butter
Butter will soften much more quickly during the hot summer season, so make sure to keep an eye on your butter. Over-softened butter can change the outcome of your baked goods from soft and sweet to crispy and crunchy.
4. Take advantage of seasonal fruits
A wide variety of fruits are available in the summer which means more fun and fruity baking recipes for you to try! Blackberries, blueberries, peaches, plums, and raspberries are only a few of the tasty fruits that are in peak season during the summer.
5. Add ice cream to your baked goods
Cool down your baked goods by adding ice cream to your recipe! Not only will it be flavorful, but it will also transform it into more of a summer treat. Try making this yummy homemade chocolate ice cream recipe with your Bosch Ice Cream Maker Attachment. We recommend pairing your ice cream with our delicious peanut butter cookie recipe to make a fun summer treat!
6. Try a no-bake recipe
Skip the oven altogether and experiment with a no-bake recipe. It will keep your kitchen cool and you can make it during any time of the day.
7. Invest in an oven thermometer
Did you know that ovens can vary significantly in temperature? This can greatly affect how your baked goods turn out. Invest in an oven thermometer to ensure that your baked goods will come out delicate and delicious.
8. Bake smaller treats
Smaller treats mean less time the oven needs to be on! This will help keep your kitchen cool during those hot summer days.
We hope your summer baking is a little more enjoyable with these 8 tips. Is there anything we missed? Let us know in the comments.