Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Not a baker
Last night I tried to bake a cheescake to bring into work. As I enjoy cooking much more than baking I have a hard time. I have to stick to the recipe and tend to prepare everything beforehand. I measure everything and make sure it is set up in the order it goes into the cake.
Only last night I was interrupted many times by friends and family calling on my birthday. While it was great that everyone remembered my birthday I got confused by what had to go into the cake. When the cake was in the oven and I was clearing the kitchen counters and putting the dishes into the dishwasher, I realized that I forgot to put in one ingredient. Luckily the cake came out well.
Nobody in work noticed and I kept schtum. This just proves that I can't really bake if my life would depend on it. I can't be inventive as I am when cooking and always need to stick to the original recipe. I can't tell whether the cake is really done or not. Nor can I enjoy baking. Cooking is relaxing to me. I get a kick out of preparing a meal. It has something soothing - at least to me. Whereas I am always stressed out when baking. Do you feel the same? Or is it just me?
posted by kat