The Accolade offers its residents beautiful upgraded kitchens, perfect for anyone looking to improve their baking skills in apartments near UCF.
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Let's say you have a persistent sweet tooth and want to get into baking to satisfy it. If you live near the University of Central Florida, you probably already know of quite a few local bakeries nearby that offer a plethora of sweet treats. Despite the convenience of living near so many great bakeries, you are at the mercy of elevated prices and limited hours of operation. That's where baking at your UCF apartment comes in!
Not only is baking on your own less expensive, but it also allows you to get creative and make things you might not have expected to make before. Plus, whenever you want to bake is an appropriate time to bake. Whether it's during regular hours or at 3:00 am, you make the rules on when you get to indulge.
This is a guide for anyone looking for low-maintenance but delicious results when baking in the comfort of their apartment near UCF.
Invest in Quality Baking Dishes for Your Apartment Near UCF
Baking is great until you have a monstrosity of dishes waiting for you after you're done. The only way to avoid pesky dish cleaning after baking is to purchase quality pans to bake with. A trick I like to use is no matter if the packaging says "non-stick," always grease the surface or use paper muffin cups if making cupcakes or muffins. Oil or butter should suffice to grease the surface of your regular flat or circular baking pans. Chances are you probably already have some form of grease to line the pans in your kitchen pantry.
If you are paying a pretty penny for these pans, taking care of them so they last a long time is so crucial. Most pans you bake with can't be placed in a regular dishwasher and require special handwashing treatments to avoid ruining the coated, non-stick surface.
Start With Box Mixes and Easy Recipes
Some people don't consider baking with box mixes as real baking. Some believe if it's not made from scratch, it's the baking equivalent to microwave dinners. This is simply not true. Starting your baking journey off with small steps and simple techniques in your UCF apartment kitchen can give you a feel for what baking entails. Kind of like the training wheels on your childhood bike, box mixes allow you to understand how baking works without having to jump right into the more technical aspects of it first.
When you use a box mix, you can get a better idea of what kinds of pastries and sweets require specific ingredients, and if they require certain temperatures and techniques to come out perfectly golden brown.
Don't Be Afraid to Experiment With Recipes in Your Orlando Apartment Kitchen
Baking is all about experimentation. If you have an upgraded kitchen, you might as well take advantage of its updated appliances and features while you live there. Messing up and succeeding are both a part of the learning process, so don't get discouraged right at the start. The more you practice the easier it will be to make tasty pastries and desserts for yourself and others!