It’s only a matter of time until someone writes a follow-up novel called Cooking in the Time of Coronavirus, and we expect it to contain an entire chapter dedicated to the art of stress-baking. That’s right. People around the world are “quarantine baking” up a storm in an effort to tackle anxiety and boredom, and the proof is in the proverbial pudding. Supermarkets are struggling to keep baking ingredients in stock, and e-tailers across the internet are selling out of things like cake tins, pie dishes, and rolling pins.
But what if you find the prospect of baking nothing short of daunting? We got you. Here, Savoir Flair introduces you to seven great recipes – one for each day of the week – that entail only five ingredients or less. Sure, you won’t be winning The Great British Bake Off any time soon, but master these, and you’ll be graduating to macarons and mille-feuille in no time.
Baking scones at home might sound like a lot of effort, especially if you follow a plant-based diet, but we have this vegan scones recipe by The Miniature Moose to thank. For starters, it calls for only three ingredients from your kitchen. Oh, and if you don’t tell your hungry family that these scones are vegan, they might never guess on their own.
Whether you are a parent struggling to deal with your kids’ food tantrums or simply looking for something to lift your mood, Jamie Oliver’s chocolate-orange shortbread recipe is a quick fix. Made with only five ingredients, this shortbread is not only the perfect tea-time snack, but it will also keep the kids busy as they assume the role of your baking assistants.
Keeping up with your diet and giving into your cravings rarely go together, but you can make it work with this low-carb keto cheesecake recipe by Healthy Sweet Eats. This five-ingredient recipe is so easy to make that it is, in fact, a piece of cake – pun intended.
Flourless Banana Bread
A healthy take on a breakfast favorite? Yes, please. This flourless banana bread recipe by The Baker Mama is one that even the culinarily challenged can master. A quick blend of the five ingredients goes into the oven et voilà – you can enjoy healthy banana bread that happens to be gluten-free.
Molten Chocolate Cake
We always thought making gooey lava cakes is complicated business that we dare not venture into. We were wrong. This popular molten chocolate cake recipe by Le 15 Patisserie + Cafe is the perfect way to both boost your ego and satiate your chocolate cravings.
Keto Chocolate Cookies
If you’re a fitness enthusiast looking for something to go with your morning coffee or simply trying to follow a healthier lifestyle, this keto chocolate cookies recipe by KetoDiet is just the ticket – they’re paleo-friendly, too!
Whether you have been meaning to try it or had no idea that it was possible to bake bread at home, now is the time to experiment. This foolproof no-knead bread recipe by Steamy Kitchen is the perfect start. It can be baked with just four ingredients, and is so simple that even a four-year-old can do it. Literally.