Over the years, we’ve found ways to make our baked goods taste better. We wanted to share our list with you, so you can make your family and friends fall in love with your baking every time.
1. Add More Flavor
So why do we add vanilla to our cookies and cakes when you can’t taste it? Because it makes everything else taste better. And it would probably taste even better if you added twice as much.
But vanilla is expensive. Try something else–French vanilla or maybe one of the synthetic vanillas (I know–that’s heresy.)
2. Change Your Cinnamon
In America, we know Korintje cassia, but most of it isn’t very good. Upgrade it to a premium grade with 2% or 3% volatile oil. It will make a difference.
Better yet, use Vietnamese cinnamon. You’ll enter a whole new world of cinnamon.
3. Use the Best Chocolate You Can Buy
The difference between store cocoa is very different. Good cocoa has at least 16% cocoa butter. It’s like adding chocolate, not ground beans to your baking. Read the reviews.
4. Add Cinnamon Chips
You’ll get a burst of cinnamon in every bite with cinnamon chips. Concentrated drops of cinnamon in a recipe is way different than ground cinnamon dispersed throughout the cookie.
5. Add More Salt
If it’s sweet, try adding more salt. The contrast between the salt and the sweet makes the flavor jump out. No wonder salted caramel is such a star.