how NOT to gain 100 pounds while baking

I think I could almost say I am studying baking as a second language right now. I won't say it's easy, but I will say it is very rewarding (even if only in the "kitchen smells good all the time" sense). Anyway, I thought I might share with you some of the things I'm learning in BSL. I hope, if you ever choose to take on this delicious course, you'll take note of this extremely important advice so it doesn't become painfully obvious that you've enrolled in said course.

 

  1. Do NOT brew a fresh pot of coffee while the cookies are in the oven
  2. Make sure you begin the cookie process just after you've filled your tummy with good things, not before
  3. While the dough is rising in the oven, throw some green beans on the stove - fresh, crispy green beans with salt, pepper, and a bit of butter. Then MUNCH on those instead of the "broken cookies"
  4. Hide the milk!!
  5. Entice your friends into the kitchen with the job of "taste-tester" and then TRUST them!
  6. Remind yourself with each batch or finished cake that these items are going to be sold - and that finger-licking isn't necessarily professional.
  7. Intentionally plan a workout following your baking session so you can't over-indulge... you know you will regret it later.
  8. (This is my favorite) Allow yourself to lick the cake pan, once the cake is safely on its serving plate. There's no point in completely denying yourself the good stuff!

That's all I got for now. Any other suggestions from fellow bakers-in-distress?

let that LOVE fly like cRaZy!!