The wonder that is baked food engulfs our lives in the 21st century. And, on World Baking Day, we can't miss marking this day with some appreciation for baked foods. It is celebrated on May 17 to mark the importance of baking in our culinary techniques. Baking is a method of cooking flour-based products under prolonged heating. From bread and cakes to snacks and chapatis, baking is a popular method of cooking across the world.
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Baking is one of the oldest ways of cooking food. Right from the ancient days, Greeks and Egyptians used this method of prolonged heating to make bread. In India too, we see the methods of baking being used to make traditional bread-like chapatis. While an oven is usually required for baking, it is not the only method. The baking process allows the flavours of the food to emerge really well. It also enhances the aroma of the food. Baking is also a healthier option over methods like frying.
World Baking Day is incomplete if we don't try our baking skills. So, here are 7 easy baking recipes that range from sweet to savoury. Take a look:
1. Baked Yogurt
Let's start with something super easy, delicious and healthy. All you need for this dish is hung curd, condensed milk, cream and fruit or berries of your choice. Bake the dish to perfection.
2. Baked Eggs
If you are health conscious and don't want to indulge in fried omelettes, here's a good alternative. Asked eggs are delectable options for a brunch. Whisked eggs coupled with onions, cherry tomatoes and spinach make this perfect dish.
3. Oreo Mug Cake
Craving a quick sweet indulgence? You can bake your way out of this craving. Try this easy-peasy mug cake recipe with the drool-worthy Oreo flavours. Don't forget to add generous amounts of chocolate chips.
4. Baked Corn
Baked corn tossed with spices can leave you drooling in a second. Make it buttery and spicy. Top it with a foamy sauce made with cream, salt, butter and lemon.
5. Baked Vegetables Casserole
If you want a light and nutritious meal, you can turn to bake. This baked vegetable casserole lets you use the vegetables of your choice. Add herbs, baked croutons, butter and buttermilk.
6. Baked Chicken Wings
Who said baked food couldn't be spicy? You can indulge in the excellent taste of chicken wings by using your baking oven. Baked chicken wings are healthier than fried ones.
7. Baked Ragi Chakli
You can try baking this Indian snack. You will need ragi flour, besan flour, ginger, garlic and chilli.