If you know anything about me (which you probably don’t because you’re just reading this random article online), then you know how much I love baking. Seriously, it is no secret to anyone that I absolutely love to bake. It really doesn’t matter what I am baking, because I am sure going to love the process as well as the end result. Have you ever spent some serious, quality time baking with other people in your life? Well, if you haven’t I highly suggest that this is something you start taking part in at least once a week. Baking is an incredible way to relieve stress and to pass the time with special family or friends. I have always loved baking ever since I was a young boy who could barely hold a spoon. My mom would allow me to help out in the kitchen, and I think that eventually I worked my way up to be assistant baker when my mom was working hard in the kitchen. It honestly doesn’t matter what I’m baking – it could be cakes, cookies, pies, pastries, or something similar.
The best part about baking is picking out all the ingredients for the recipe that you will be making. Okay, this is probably not the best part about baking, but it is definitely a good time! Going to the store can be a w wonderful experience all in itself if you know how to have fun with it. Personally, I don’t believe much in making lists for picking out baking supplies and ingredients. What do I mean by this? Well, I prefer to just wander the isles, glancing at all the different frostings, baking chips, and candy boxes, until something catches my eye (or my nose, for that matter). This way, I can ensure that I am picking out the right ingredients according to my heart, and not just the recipe. There is a lot of nuance that comes with baking that a lot of people just don’t appreciate, and these nuances also apply to something as simple as picking out the right candy boxes for your specific bake.
The true best part of baking is getting to eat whatever you make when you are finished. Now, this is why a lot of bakers and chefs you see on television are extremely overweight; once you have put in all the hard work of trying to perfectly craft your dessert or pastry, you have to take part in eating it! It is true that temptation comes in many forms, and for me it is the temptation to just keep eating the delicious treats that I bake on the regular. The way I like to avoid eating all my baked goods myself is to give them away to various family members or friends.
Not only can you avoid eating all the treats yourself and getting extremely overweight, but you can also spread the love and the joy that comes from baking. Baking is something that you can do with your family and friends and ultimately spend more time together and become closer. I love watching The Great British Bake Off while I’m baking, because it really gets me in the mood. I hope you enjoyed reading this article – please know that I made this all up and do not really like baking all that much.