Ah! The joys of baking…or should we say the madness of it!
Coming from a family of bakers and cooks, this blogger definitely caught that gene much later in life. Only recently have the stove fires stopped, the microwave explosions come to a halt and the wonderful cloud of flour settled. There is much do respect for those of whom baking and cooking come naturally. To be able to eyeball that perfect amount of this, and throw in that exact dash of that… now, thats skill!
Here are some helpful tips for the kitchen, coming from experience….
1. I fell in love with different size glass mixing bowls – measure everything out ahead of time. This will help control any disasters caused by the flimsy plastic “spice-shaker-controller-thing-that-always-manages-to-come-off-when-you-obviously-dont-need-THAT-much-cinnamon-in-your-mix-thing”.
2. Read the recipes ahead of time, and all the way through. There is nothing worse than getting overly ambitious just to find out that the mix of sorts was supposed to take a nap in the fridge for five hours
3. Don’t take it too seriously – so what if your cake was “supposed” to look a certain way! It’ll taste better now anyways! And those cookies are underbaked? Oh well! It’s not like you weren’t already eating the raw dough…yes, we all know you were!
The moral of this story is… get out there, get messy and have fun!