The 6 Best Baking Kits, for Everything from Actually Edible Cookies to Instagram-Ready Sourdough Bread
We bet your social media feeds are currently flooded with images of gooey chocolate chip cookies and homemade sourdough breads that somehow look professionally baked. And while you now have an insatiable desire to become an at-home baker, we bet you don’t have a sourdough starter at the ready or have found that baking soda is sold out everywhere. Luckily, there are plenty of kits that come with almost everything you need for your own IG-ready treats—you’ll likely just have to add eggs, milk or butter for each. Here, the six best baking kits that you (and the whole family) can use this weekend.
1. Williams Sonoma Multigrain Bread Mix
Yeast is sold out almost everywhere but Williams Sonoma’s got you covered. This Multigrain Bread Mix includes all the necessary ingredients for some delicious at-home carbs. All you need to mix in is water, vegetable oil and a pinch of flour.
2. Foodstirs Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice Cookie Sandwich Kit
It’s always pumpkin spice season to us, which is why we’re so excited about this Foodstirs kit for cookie sandwiches. Every dry ingredient you’ll need comes in this cute blue box—along with some fun baking tools. And, BTW, everything from this baking company (that was started by Sarah Michelle Geller) is organic!
3. Flour Shop Rainbow Explosion Cake Kit
Surely you’ve seen Flour Shop’s Rainbow Explosion Cakes by now (or at least Chrissy Teigen’s beautiful version of one). So it’s time to try your hand at creating one of your own—gumballs, rainbow sprinkles and all. What better way to celebrate the birthday of a fellow quarantined family member? Reviewers note that this is a very time-consuming baking activity, so just make sure to plan accordingly!
4. Farm Steady Bagel & Cream Cheese Making Kit
Craving a Saturday morning bagel? Make one of your own. Choose between everything or cinnamon raisin. Your kit will come with all you need for a very New York breakfast—cream cheese schmear included—so long as you have milk, cream, yogurt, and eggs in the fridge.
5. Mr. Holmes Bread Start Kit
If you want to get into the sourdough bread game, you’ll need to acquire a sourdough starter. While PureWow’s Food Editor Katherine Gillen notes that you can make one at home with “as little as 10g of flour and 10g of water,” it does take a few days or even weeks for a starter to be ready for the oven. This Mr. Holmes kit cuts out that waiting period, by giving you all the ingredients you need for your very first loaf—in a very cute pink box.
6. Red Velvet NYC
If you plan on making your baking habit into more of a regular activity, sign up for Red Velvet NYC’s monthly subscription box. You’ll receive all the ingredients to make two fancy and delicious desserts on the first Thursday of each month. For April, it’s a lemon tart and a coconut cake, while May will have you whipping up coconut macaroons and an orange almond flourless cake. Yum.