Along with Christmas meals comes Christmas baking, and whether it's slightly singed bottoms or crunchy biscuits that are supposed to be chewy, this guide from Test Kitchen can help you get out of serving up bad baked goods.
Most of the tips are best considered before your baked goods go into the oven, so take a peek before you get started. For example, if you find your biscuits keep running together, it's possible your oven's not completely preheated, or you should just stagger the rows. Also, even though we mentioned using a grater to take off the singed bits of your biscuits after they come out of the oven, toss down some baking paper before putting them in to prevent it from ever happening.
Regardless of whether you plan to make bread, cakes or biscuits over the Christmas weekend, with luck these tips will keep you and your guests or family happy. What baking tips would you add to the list? Share your oven-baked secrets in the comments below.
Baking 911 [Infographic] [America's Test Kitchen]