Date idea:

Bake Date

By Rosie Valentine

Time:

 2 Hours 

Level:

 Medium 

Category:

 Fun 

Baking together makes for a very cozy, intimate and romantic day! Something about the heavenly scent of cookies baking in the oven while you and your partner cuddle up on the sofa together is the perfect antidote to the winter blues.

It may never have occurred to you before, but spending a day baking together is a lot of fun and a fantastic way to bond with each other! It will also give you both an opportunity to learn more about each other (you didn't know she prefers peanut butter to chocolate?!) and relax. Whether one or both of you need to make desserts for an upcoming party, holiday gifts for colleagues, or are preparing to be snowed in all weekend, you can be as goofy or creative as you want to be.

Choose recipes that bring back warm childhood memories or anything you've been dying to try, and start experimenting!

Ingredients

  • Recipes and Ingredients
  • Baking Utensils
  • Oven

Guide

  1. Plan. There isn’t one part of this day that isn’t fun - from start to finish, you’re sure to have a blast! Start by choosing a few recipes to make. You can bake whatever you want - cakes, cupcakes, pies, breads, cookies or bars! Choose at least one or two recipes each and make a list of the ingredients needed. Baked goods make thoughtful presents, so this is a great way to spend a fun day with your partner while getting ahead of your holiday to do list!
  2. Shop. Once you have your ingredients list, go shopping together. You’re likely to see lots of cool decorations and packaging, so plan on spending a little extra time.
  3. Bake. Make the kitchen as comfortable as possible and ensure that you have all the necessary utensils before you begin. That may include measurings cups and spoons, mixing bowls, an electric mixer, baking pans, a cooling rack, cooking spray and a rolling pin. If you’re missing anything, try to borrow it from a friend or family member ahead of time.
  4. Baking is messy (especially if kids are involved!), so plan on some serious clean up at the end of the day and relax while cooking! If it’s just the two of you, set a romantic mood by putting on some of you and your partner’s favorite songs and pouring yourselves some drinks. If you’re making holiday cookies, cakes or cupcakes, be extra creative in your decorating!
  5. Sample! Snuggle up on the couch and sample your creations at the end of the day. Pour yourselves tall glasses of milk and put on a nice film or cuddle in front of the fire.

Date Tip

If you or your partner has children, this can be a fantastic “family date”! Getting to know each other over frosting and chocolate chips is bound to keep everyone in a good mood!
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