I'm, admittedly, not that much of a baker. I finally accepted that it was my cavalier attitude toward measurements that was causing the issue. I also didn't know until recently that it makes a HUGE difference in how you measure dry ingredients. One cup of flour scooped out of the bag is an entirely different amount than one cup poured. I have finally yielded to my own baking failures (and satisfied my healthy case of OCD) by buying a digital scale. By weighing your measuring cup first, checking the bag/box to see what the measurement of the product equates to in grams, and then getting the scale to that number, you get wildly better results and a LOT less frustration when something doesn't work out. It takes an extra 30 seconds, but that's better than feeding the dog another batch of cookies. For you, not the dog. It also makes you feel like a scientist or something. Next step, Breaking Bad. I digress.
|Zucchini Bread... You'll never know it has vegetables.|