Relaxation is always sweet: Spend your winter break baking!

 

You completed your finals, submitted your papers, and are back home for a month to relax and reenergize before spring semester.  The first couple days are spent sleeping, binging Netflix, hanging out with family/friends, and re-watching Christmas specials from your childhood.  But are you looking for other ways to spend this month away from campus?  Of course you are!

Winter break is the perfect opportunity to learn how to bake treats you can make year-round!  Below are reasons you should consider baking during Christmas break, and ways you can get started.

 

You can bake what you like!

Are you the only person in your family who likes red velvet cake, so you only get it once a year for your birthday?  When you’re the one baking, you can make whatever dessert you’re in the mood for!

You can start easy! 

You might watch baking shows and think that it’s always elaborate and time intensive– it doesn’t have to be!  Start easy with a store-bought cake mix, and find ways to challenge yourself once you feel comfortable.

It’s low pressure!

Cooking can sometimes be stressful because there are so many things you have to keep track of at the same time– not with baking!  You can easily listen to music or have a movie playing in the background as you’re measuring things, stirring, and pouring batter into pans.

The end result!

You were definitely eating the raw cookie dough before it went in the oven.  But once all your hard work is done, you can sit back and relax with a slice of cake or a fresh batch of muffins!

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