Healthy baking is all relative really. If you have an appetite for baked goods and can't stop once you start, then no baking is going to be a healthy option for you.
Then again, if you're going to eat this sort of stuff it will be healthier and better to make your own instead of buying mass produced foods with a list as long as your arm of unpronouncable ingredients and very little fibre.
And again, if you make your own you can put extra stuff in and/or choose your ingredients wisely to make your baking to be that little bit less unhealthy
With all that in mind, it would therefore be an excellent idea to have a few basic and simple recipes for everyday bakery items that you can adjust to make your own unique and vaguely healthier alternatives
So I shall give you my own recipes that I have carried around in my head since my teenage. They are so easy to remember and easy to make because they revolve around ratios of ingredients
You will also see why from these recipes why I much prefer the old imperial measurements to faffing around with silly metric weights
So here they are. Learn them. Keep them in your head and they will stand you in good stead.
oz means ounces. SR means self raising
(and click the link for full instructions if the link is there - sorry this page is still under construction)
Plain sponge cake 1 egg : 1 oz plain flour : 1 oz sugar
Victoria sponge cake 1 egg : 2 oz SR flour : 2 oz sugar : 2oz fat
Shortcrust pastry 2 oz plain flour : 1 0z fat
Scones 4 oz SR flour : 1 oz fat : 1/2 oz optional sugar
There are of course many other things you can bake such as flapjacks, choux buns, brownies and cheesecakes, but these above are the basics and are all that you will need for most of your baking. You can of course convert these ounces into metric if you so wish, but it won't be anywhere near as easy to remember.
Accuracy is not vital, so big eggs or little eggs makes no difference except that you will endup with slightly bigger or smaller cakes, and if you convert to metric it shouldn't matter if you round the numbers up or down a little
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