So. Baking. I've been pretty obsessed with it for the past year. It started in high school, I think. Or maybe in middle school? *taps head* Yeah. Maybe middle school. The thing is, I only baked two batches of chocolate chip cookies when I was younger, then gave up baking. It was only a thousand years later that I took it up again.
Here are a few examples of Things I Bake:
chocolate fudge cupcakes
(those are white chocolate chips on top. *drools* oh, and some cupcakes have chocolate frosting while others have cream cheese frosting--choosing is for the WEAK)
ultimate oreo brownies
(using this awesometastic recipe. it includes reese's peanut butter cups and cookie dough!)
There are a million things I've yet to bake, but they're forthcoming (I promise to blog and upload pics of my future yummies once I bake them!). So. Why do I bake? Because I love to eat, and dessert is my favorite dish. Obvi.
I also bake because it gives me a sense of purpose. Like writing, baking makes me feel like I'm doing something of worth. I'm feeding myself and others, yes, but I'm creating something that wasn't there before, too. 99.9% of pastry chefs would mock my decorating skills. Because obviously. But I pay more attention to what's inside the yummy. At least for now in my beginner stage. Someday, I'll learn to master all aspects of the baking process and benefit from my hard work. I'm okay with sucking at presentation and knocking people out with the power of yummy.
It is the best power in the universe, after all.
Now tell me: do you bake? If so, what's your favorite dish?