My 11-year-old daughter loves to bake, which is great. But it’s also a bit of a pain when she continually asks for random ingredients to be added to the shopping list, only for the rest of the packet to be consigned to the back of the cupboard never to be used again.So when Bakedin asked if we’d like to review one of their baking club boxes I jumped at the chance.
Disclosure: Bakedin kindly sent us one of their baking club boxes for the purpose of this review.
What is the Bakedin Baking Club?
The Bakedin baking club is a baking subscription box featuring a brand new recipe each month. Designed to fit through your letterbox, each box contains a step-by-step recipe card and all the dried ingredients you need for your bake. A list of any fresh ingredients needed (typically butter and eggs) will be emailed out when your box is dispatched, giving you time to get them in.
Each months Bakedin baking club recipe is kept secret until you receive your box – which makes for a lovely surprise each month. All the recipes featured in the baking club boxes are reviewed and approved by Michel Roux, one of the worlds finest pastry chefs, so you know that whatever it is, it’ll be fantastic.
Trying out of Bakedin Baking Club Subscription Box.
Our baking club box contained the recipe and ingredients to make Whoopie Pies – something we’ve never tried before, so we were excited to try them out. My daughter, who sees herself as chief baker, confirmed that we had the necessary egg, milk and butter required for our bake, and set to work. As well as all the dry ingredients needed for the recipe, we also found lots of baking paper sheets, a piping bag and a genius butter measuring guide in our box.
In my opinion, the stand out feature of the baking club box is the recipe card. Having each step illustrated with a photo makes following the recipe so much easier than one found in a recipe book. Even those with no baking experience would be able to follow the instructions and get perfect results. I was also impressed with the handy tip included on the card offering the option to freeze half of the dough if you didn’t want to make the full number of whoopie pies in one go.
We obviously did want to make them all in one go, and my daughter had them baked, filled and presented to the family in no time at all. And I have to say they tasted amazing. Rich and chocolatey, but not overly sweet. We will definitely be making them again.
Another notable feature of using the Bakedin baking club box was the lack of mess at the end of the bake. No bags of flour and sugar strewn across the kitchen table and nothing dragged out of the cupboard while looking for random ingredients that we don’t have. It really is a lovely way to bake without any of the stress that can (at least in our house) go with it.
We loved the Bakedin baking club box that we tried, and have already decided to sign up for their monthly subscription. Boxes cost between £7-£8 including delivery depending on the subscription length you chose.
The guys at Bakedin have kindly offered our readers the opportunity to try their first box for just £2.99 when you sign up for a subscription. Just enter the code CRAFT299 at checkout. To visit the Bakedin site and for more information on their baking club simply click on the banner below.