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25 Of Your Favorite Treats Adapted For High Altitudes

Talk about a baking high.

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As anyone who's tried to bake anything more than 2,500 feet above sea level can tell you, it's no cake walk.

At higher altitudes, foods can take longer to cook, liquids evaporate faster, and dough rises more quickly. All of that means your baked goods can come out undercooked, dry, and/or collapsed, so you have to make slight adjustments when making breads, cookies, cakes, pies, and pastries. And while there are definitely rules of thumb you can follow — like increasing your oven temp, decreasing your baking time, and adding about a tablespoon more liquid and flour — here are a bunch of helpful recipes that have already made the adjustments for you.

1. High Altitude New York Times Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

The gold-standard in cookies, adapted for high altitude! Recipe here.
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The gold-standard in cookies, adapted for high altitude! Recipe here.

2. Best Chocolate Cake Ever

http://dimplesanddelights.blogspot.com/2015/03/best-chocolate-cake-ever.html
http://dimplesanddelights.blogspot.com/2015/03/best-chocolate-cake-ever.html

Sold. Recipe here.

3. High Altitude Momofuku Milk Bar Crack Pie

Seriously, this stuff is dangerously addictive. Recipe here.
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Seriously, this stuff is dangerously addictive. Recipe here.

4. Perfect Pancakes

Because fluffiness can be so elusive at high altitudes. Recipe here.
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Because fluffiness can be so elusive at high altitudes. Recipe here.

5. Classic British Scones with Currants

For tea time in the sky, here.
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For tea time in the sky, here.

6. Fudgy Brownies

Don't skimp on the cocoa. Recipe here.
Tiffiny Felix / The Bake-Off Flunkie / Via bakeoff-flunkie.blogspot.com

Don't skimp on the cocoa. Recipe here.

7. Beignets

Like donuts, but ~fancy~. Recipe here.
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Like donuts, but ~fancy~. Recipe here.

8. Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

Deliciously chewy, even at 7,000 feet. Recipe here.
Michelle / Baking With Altitude / Via bakingwithaltitude.com

Deliciously chewy, even at 7,000 feet. Recipe here.

9. Homemade Bagels

All it takes is a couple extra tablespoons of flour! Recipe here.
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All it takes is a couple extra tablespoons of flour! Recipe here.

10. Hummingbird Bakery Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes

Adapted from London's Hummingbird Bakery for high altitudes. Recipe here.
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Adapted from London's Hummingbird Bakery for high altitudes. Recipe here.

11. High Altitude Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Complete with a decadent buttery top crust. Recipe here.
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Complete with a decadent buttery top crust. Recipe here.

12. Cheddar, Goat Cheese, and Chive Biscuits

The best kind of flaky. Recipe here.
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The best kind of flaky. Recipe here.

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Brown butter and banana, swi-iirrrl, swi-iirrrl. Recipe here.

14. Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Muffins

Classic. Recipe here.
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Classic. Recipe here.

15. Rustic Zucchini Bread with Brown Rice

'Cause nothing says "rustic" like baking in the mountains. Recipe here.
Susan Pridmore / The Wimpy Vegetarian / Via thewimpyvegetarian.com

'Cause nothing says "rustic" like baking in the mountains. Recipe here.

16. Soft Pretzels

Now all you need is a pint of cold beer. Recipe here.
Chef Megan Joy / High Altitude Bakes / Via highaltitudebakes.com

Now all you need is a pint of cold beer. Recipe here.

17. Spiced Cranberry Buckle

So good, it'll make your knees buckle. (Not even sorry for that one.) Recipe here.
Susan Pridmore / The Wimpy Vegetarian / Via thewimpyvegetarian.com

So good, it'll make your knees buckle. (Not even sorry for that one.) Recipe here.

18. Kouing Amman

A folded pastry that basically tastes like salted caramel. Recipe here.
Chef Megan Joy / High Altitude Bakes / Via highaltitudebakes.com

A folded pastry that basically tastes like salted caramel. Recipe here.

19. Fool-Proof Homemade Brioche

You hear that? Fool-proof. You got this. Recipe here.
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You hear that? Fool-proof. You got this. Recipe here.

20. Dutch Baby Pancakes with Orange Sugar

The only time you actually want your confection to collapse. Recipe here.
Michelle / Hummingbird High / Via hummingbirdhigh.com

The only time you actually want your confection to collapse. Recipe here.

21. Individual Cheesecakes with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries

A cheesecake all to yourself. Heaven. Recipe here.
Kelley Epstein / Mountain Mama Cooks / Via mountainmamacooks.com

A cheesecake all to yourself. Heaven. Recipe here.

22. High Altitude English Muffins

http://highaltitudebakes.com/breads/2013/02/20/english-muffins/
http://highaltitudebakes.com/breads/2013/02/20/english-muffins/

People at sea level don't even make their own English muffins! Look at you. Recipe here.

23. Blueberry Cheesecake Morning Buns

Cinnamon buns get a fruity, extra-gooey twist. Recipe here.
April / Dimples And Delights / Via dimplesanddelights.blogspot.com

Cinnamon buns get a fruity, extra-gooey twist. Recipe here.

24. High Altitude Cornbread

Moist, crumbly cornbread no matter how far above sea level you are. Recipe here.
Kelley Epstein / Mountain Mama Cooks / Via mountainmamacooks.com

Moist, crumbly cornbread no matter how far above sea level you are. Recipe here.

25. Apple Ginger Hand Pies

Perfect the high altitude pie crust. Recipe here.
Kelley Epstein / Mountain Mama Cooks / Via mountainmamacooks.com

Perfect the high altitude pie crust. Recipe here.

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