Looking for just the right holiday gift for the home baker in your life? Give her one of these five items and watch the happy dance commence.
1. Precut parchment paper. Who wants to wrestle with a rolled tube of parchment paper when preparing a pan for baking? Surprise your favorite baker with a generous supply of precut parchment paper, and she’ll think of you fondly every time she makes a cake.
2. Rolling pin rings. A thoughtful stocking stuffer for the baker who wants to make even cutout cookies or pie crust. Just place the color-coded rings on the ends of a rolling pin, and you’ll be able to roll out your dough to the desired thickness: 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, or 3/8 inch. Getting the rings on the rolling pin can be a little challenging, but once they’re on, they stay.
3. Pure vanilla extract. Vanilla has gotten pricey, hasn’t it? Give her a big bottle of the good stuff, and she’ll thank you for years.
4. Fiori di Sicilia. An all-natural combination of citrus and vanilla, this flavoring is heaven in a bottle. Add a small amount (don’t overdo it) to butter cookies, muffins, white cakes, or buttercream, and everyone will want to know what your secret is.