I’ve been baking a lot lately, much to my family’s amusement. The funny thing is that my baking skills used to be terrible two years ago. I went through a very health-conscious phase where all my baked goods were better for you but taste-less. Along with my lack of technical skills, the healthier recipes I picked out didn’t cut it for the family. They love things saucier, sweeter, creamier, saltier, while I prefer a milder taste. You know your food sucked when it has been on the counter for days.
While I still value a well-balanced diet, I bake with the intent to please now. Desserts and baked goods should be seen as something enjoyable and delicious. I rather make a satisfying chocolate cookie that people rave about than something mediocre. If I’m going to consume sugary calories, it better be worth every bite!
Since I’ve been in the baking rhythm, I have my eyes on novelty bakeware. There are some baking tools I want for practicality and others that I want…just because. How can you say no to a donut baking pan?! We will see how long my self-control lasts.