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December 2010
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Mama Deb [userpic]
I hate baking

I really do hate baking. I'm a cook. I toss things into pots and watch what happens. I splash in oil, fling in spices, grind in too much pepper, and things like that. It's fun, it makes good food, and it's another way of being creative.

Baking is flour and leavening and measuring, over and over again. I do like yeast bread making - that's kneading, and digging in your hands and it's alive. This is quick bread, with baking powder and baking soda. It's *not* alive.

My kitchen is covered flour, and Passover is about a month away, because Purim is two days away, which is why I'm baking. I want to include something homemade and relatively healthy with my gifts of food, so I'm making quick breads. Got two in the oven now.

I hope they come out all right. I think I put in too little sugar.

Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished

Gee, Debbie. I got a bread machine today, and made my first bread -- a multi-grain with no dairy that Ethan can eat. Funny how our lives run parallel on occasion.


See, I like making real bread by hand. I said that - it's a living thing and fun to play with.

Quick breads are just less sweet cakes.

But 'tis baking/using up chometz season.