Cooking Versus Baking

I'm not really a cook. I used to play at it, in a previous relationship. And, given the way I watch Food Network (food porn for everyone), you'd think that I'd have implemented what I've seen. However, that's just not true.

I am, for the most part, merely given to reheating and opening boxes.

However, baking is something I am good at and enjoy greatly. In my fantasies, I would love to make money being a baker. While bread is a given (and fairly easy to make), I love sweets. Cookies, candies, cakes, and creams all are things that I envision making for others.

I love the methodical exactness of baking. I am perpetually curious about how manipulating one ingredient gives a slightly different product and flavor. Changes in oven heat, the weather, and even mood (especially being in a hurry) effect the end product in often unpredictable ways.

So… if you want fish en papier, you go to a restaurant. If you want chocolate chip cookies, you come see me. There's a reason I'm chunky. 🙂

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