On this page, I am sharing a basic video called, Christmas Baking Basics in which Martha shares some basic information about baking ingredients. What to choose, how to store it, and so on.
One secret that Martha Stewart shares that I use is to buy unsalted butter and to freeze it because it lasts longer that way. I particularly like doing this because I can stock up when butter is on sale.
Another thing to think about that she mentions is that spices do not last forever and she's right. I recently pulled out some Pumpkin Pie Spice that I made a year or two ago and decided that it just wasn't as strong as it should be. Spices do lose their strength.
Here is the video for you to enjoy. I think that it is a good refresher for experienced bakers and also an introduction for those new to baking:
Martha's videos are so beautiful, don't you think?
Find Martha's series of Countdown to Christmas videos.
Find my Pumpkin Pie Spice recipe.