Baking for Christmas often takes a great deal of extra time and effort. Perhaps you would rather spend this time shopping and spending time with family and friends. These three tips can help anyone to manage their holiday baking time and prevent any last minute Christmas disasters.
1. Use a Cook Book
Using a cook book can save the time and energy that it would take to search online for the perfect recipe. Christmas-themed cook books can be found online or in stores during the holiday season, with books specifically geared toward baking for Christmas. After finding a book, each corner of the desired recipes can be folded down so that they are easily found when it's time to begin baking.
2. Bake Ahead of Time
Baking ahead of time and freezing the baked goods ensures that everything is ready in time for Christmas. Baking can be done a few weeks to a month in advance. Everything can be moved into a freezer storage container right after cooling and placed into the freezer until the Christmas celebrations. This will leave free time to spend with the family or doing last minute gift shopping.
3. Ask for Help from Friends and Family
Friends and family members may be eager to help with the Christmas cooking. Young children enjoy helping out, especially when they get to help cook and sample the baked goods. Older family members or friends who also bake for the holidays may greatly appreciate help with their own Christmas baking, so getting everything done all at once can be helpful for everyone. Holiday baking with family and friends is a fun way to make lasting Christmas memories.
These tips can ensure that holiday baking is completed long before it needs to be, and guarantees that everything is ready to be eaten right on Christmas day. Combining all three methods is a sure fire way to make Christmas baking easier this year.