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Out of Baking Ideas? Here’s One Based on Your Personality


  With stress-baking becoming an ever more popular shelter at home activity, many San Luis Obispo High School students may be running out of dishes to make. If you’re in search of a new baking project to start on, look no further than this article. Expressions has the best cookie, bread, or other delicious baked good to make this month based off of your zodiac sign. 

Aries: No-Knead Bread

For the bold and ambitious Aries, the perfect May project is Mark Bittman’s No-Knead Bread. Experiment with some yeast and create the perfect country loaf.

Taurus: Mom’s Cinnamon and Caramel Rolls

Just like the Taurus, these cinnamon rolls have been loyal to my family for decades and can always be relied on for the perfect weekend breakfast. You could make your own bread dough if you want, but we always use frozen bread dough and I promise, you won’t notice a difference.

Gemini: Master Scone Recipe

Versatile and social, Geminis will love this master scone recipe that leaves plenty of room for adaptations with any add ins you want.

Cancer: Grandma’s Orange Bread

Cancers are known to be sensitive and family oriented, making this decades old recipe from my grandma the perfect warm loaf to make while sheltered at home with your family.

Leo: Rhubarb Pie

For the strong-willed and (let’s be honest) attention seeking Leo, a rhubarb pie is the perfect project to impress your family while trying out a more unusual fruit. Start with your favorite pie crust recipe (or buy some premade). For the filling, just mix 6-7 cups of diced fresh rhubarb, ¼ cup quick tapioca, 2 T. flour, 1 ⅔ cup sugar, and ¼ t. cinnamon. Let that sit for 15 minutes, then assemble your pie. Bake at 425℉ for 15 minutes before lowering the temperature to 350 and baking for another 40-45 minutes. You want the top to be golden and the filling to be bubbling.

Virgo: Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Ever the mom-friend of the group, Virgos will appreciate this banana bread made with simple substitutions to make it a little healthier, but still delicious.

Libra: Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Highly social and caring, these slightly elevated chocolate chip cookies are the perfect mix of familiarity with just a touch of sophistication.

Scorpio: Chocolate Lava Cakes

These flourless, chocolate lava cakes are bold and mysterious, just like their Scorpio counterparts.

Sagittarius: Salted Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies

Like a chocolate chip cookie but ten times better, these shortbread bakes are the perfect project for intellectual Sagittariuses looking for something new and just a little challenging.

Capricorn: Lemon Bars

For the practical Capricorn, lemon bars offer tartness softened with just enough sweetness to keep you reaching for another bar. 

Aquarius: Waffles

Aquarians are driven to meet new people and help others; and what better way to make friends than to make a big, comforting batch of crispy, airy waffles on a Saturday morning?

Pisces: Caramel Chocolate Bars

A delicious combination of semi-sweet chocolate, crumbly oats, and salty sweet caramel, these bars are full of comfort for selfless, emotional Pisces.

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