Did you find yourself endlessly scrolling through your IGReels and YouTube recommendations, and then a new recipe trend pops up on the feed which makes you go "yep, definitely gotta try this one!"?
Don't worry, we all have been there too, especially the pandemic times ignited a culinary chef in all of us, who remembers Dalgona Coffee of 2020?
Experimenting in the kitchen is always up at its game, whether you're a qualified chef, hobbyist cook or just want to get on the bandwagon of new trends. As social media feeds become indispensable in our lives, so do the miles of everyday scrolling filled with posts of your friends, favorite artists, funny memes, and yes, those quirky recipes. And now that the year 2021 is about to end, we thought of bringing you some of those Top 5 Bakerecipes that reigned the stage.
1. Cloud Bread
Attaining the number one spot with its height of 3.2 million views across the platforms, this low-carb bread swayed through. This "cloud" bread is made up of only two ingredients- egg whites (oops, not in the MMC house) and sugar with a little cornstarch. Whip it until it forms a perfect meringue peak, and then place it in a preheated oven, let it bake. You can add food coloring and vanilla extract as well, and enjoy this fluffy soufflé cloud bread while you Instagram it.
2. Baked Oats
Anyone who wants cake for breakfast? Yes, it really is possible and all with the goodness of healthy oats. This simple baked oats recipe can fulfill your immediate muffin cravings with just a little blend. All you need is, rolled oats or oat flour, egg or ¼ cup milk, one banana, maple syrup or sugar, baking powder to help it bake, a pinch of salt, and cocoa powder if you want. Put all the ingredients in a blender, blend until the mixture is evenly mixed and is pourable, transfer it in a greased oven bowl. You may add a few toppings if you like, and bake it until the edges pull away or the toothpick comes out clean. Voila! There you have it, a yummy but equally nutritious "cake" on your plate, a small sweet meal for any time.
3. Banana Bread
If you aced a Banana Bread, you've become a qualified chef. Tiktok and IG were raving around with this simple delicacy. Just pop in 2 bananas in melted butter, stir the mix and add a little buttermilk, sugar/sweetener, and vanilla extract. Then pinch in some baking soda, baking powder, and salt, whisk until the batter is smooth, then sieve the flour in it. Pour the mixture into a greased pan, and put it in a preheated oven. Bake for about an hour, let it cool, and there you have it, a pretty and moist banana loaf to serve to your loved ones.
4. Mug Cake
This one is perfect for those lone late nights spent completing work, assignments or binging some movies. An instant mug cake raged amongst the metro individuals grinding in the city. Just combine flour, sugar, milk, cocoa powder, olive oil, and baking powder in a large mug and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and almonds. Place the mug in the microwave and cook until the cake has risen by 50 percent, 30 seconds to 2 minutes. And there you go, a chocolatey mug cake for you in under 5 minutes.
Bringing a little American street food in our homes, easy at-home churros recipe was another trend this year. Put a saucepan on medium heat and add water, sugar, oil, and salt, bring it to boil, then remove from the heat. Mix the flour until the dough thickens and then pour it in a piping bag with a star tip. Pipe the strips into deep-frying oil and fry till it turns golden brown. Roll the churros in cinnamon sugar and serve it with luscious chocolate dip. Isn't it a great snack for little game nights and get-togethers?