To put it simply, baking is fully cooking food in an oven. Yes, this is what we did when Valli announced the event Fire up your oven. This was a month long marathon where we posted everyday. Just about anything can be baked, including breads, cakes, bars, muffins...even vegetables, though I haven't done any savory bakes, I must admit we had a good team of friends who have made some amazing bakes. And we have a good team captain, Valli who organizes these marathons to keep us on our toes.
Baking requires perfect temperature, perfect time depending on the dish that is baked. We have a variety of ovens to bake in, basically it is the dry heat which helps in baking.
As soon as we talk of baking, I think of breads, cakes, brownies, muffins. now most of these bakery products are like cousins, with a little variation the concept changes.
For the month of April I divided my bakes into five categories, one each for a week. Again these categories were subdivided. End of every week I have a Baking related post where you have some tips, conversion chart, egg substitutes and cake trouble shooters.
Here is a recap of this monthly event where you have all the bakes at one place. Most of these are healthy bakes , where I have used wheat flour, oats, brown sugar etc.