Baking has always been a beloved pastime. But in recent months, it’s as if lockdown has prompted many to use baking as a coping mechanism while on quarantine—stress baking, if you will. With psychologists also citing its benefits to mental health, it's almost no wonder why people are deliberately spending more time in the kitchen.
If you too are looking to relieve your anxiety (or just craving for baked goods) you’re certainly not alone! Our favorite celebrities are also discovering their inner bakers, mixing ingredients and popping out delicious treats straight out of the oven.
If you’re into the classics, here are some to start with!
Erwan Heussaff's sourdough bread
Sourdough bread has become increasingly popular these days, so much that content creators are trying it out. Here Erwan Heussaff attempts to bake loaves of them in Australia, offering two different options depending on the level of difficulty you prefer.
Lauren Young's dark chocolate chip cookies
The Fil-Am is another content creator who's been baking quite often. She took to IGTV to bake a batch of cookies that requires little time and a simple toaster oven.
Cookies are always a good idea, especially if they’re home made!!!! 🍪🍪Finally found a recipe where I don’t have to wait for my dough to set - just mix it up, pop it in the oven and enjoy!! These cookies don’t flatten out when they cook so best to shape them or flatten the cookies a bit before you cook them. I used dark chocolate instead of semi sweet chocolate chips to give them a richer taste. But feel free to use any chocolate you have. 💖 INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup butter (melted) 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 large egg 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup dark chocolate Mix the butter, sugar, vanilla and eggs. Add your dry ingredients and mix. Incorporate your chocolate. Roll into balls and flatten a little bit. Bake at 180 Celcius for 8-10 minutes. Got my chocolate from @tigreyolivachocolate!!! Music: Mornings Musician: Jef
Liz Uy's chocolate cake
After reopening her cookie business, whipping up cinnamon rolls at home, and showing social media a lemony “slice of sunshine” dessert, Liz Uy baked a decadent chocolate cake following her pastry chef friend’s recipe. Watch this IGTV as the celebrity stylist guides you through it (while being guided by Miko Aspiras himself).
It’s my first time baking a chocolate cake and I’m glad @chefmikoaspiras walked me through this! Definitely a Mother’s Day treat for all the moms out there, myself included. Made even sweeter with @milkmaidindulgence! 💙 Produced by me Recipe by Chef Miko Aspiras Concept and Edit by @vince_uy Music “Solitude” by Rook1e #IndulgeYourWay #MilkmaidIndulgence
Juliana Gomez' bagels
Who knew the UP Diliman undergrad loved bagels? Soon after she posted this album, her comments section was flooded with requests for the recipe. Turns out, she followed that of Peter Reinhart, who uploaded the exact ingredients and step-by-step on Epicurious.
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