Friday, May 24, 2013

Baking Cakes to Un-Worry

When I was little, there were three things I considered being when I grew up; "maker of desserts," photographer and psychic (in the realms of cartomancy and palmistry preferably). None of those panned out, obviously, although I seriously thought I had a future in reading the future!!

I've loved baking and making sweet things since I was little, and I remember with fondness a "petite chef" course I did with my cousin, and the desserts I tried to sell to my mother's friends.
Now that I'm a "bit" older, I make cakes to un-worry, (is that a word?).  I also love reading recipes and finding easy ones on magazines, thinking I'll make it one of these days.
Such has been the case; I've been worried and therefore started baking some easy recipes I found in The Simple Things magazine.




By a majority consensus here in the house the Lemon Almond Cake -issue 8- won the prize as yummiest cake so far. The other ones; Pineapple Honey Cake -issue 2 , and Bread Pudding Cake -issue 9- were OK, but didn't quite make the cut. One out of three ain't that bad don't you think?

I'm much less worried. Now I'm just worried about the next cake I'm going to bake, and I hope it is as good as that lemon one!!

Today (very, very early) I'll be heading towards Berlin for The Hive Blogging Conference. I'm very excited and nervous at the same time.
What will you be up to this weekend? Anything exciting that you might want to share?
Hope it is a good one!
Until next week!
Giova

8 comments:

  1. Oh how fun! I hope you have a wonderful time and learn lots of new things. And I love that you bake cakes to un-worry. I'll think of that as I'm baking today!

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    1. It was pretty amazing. Learned new things, meet nice people! The point is not thinking too much while baking, jeje!!

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  2. I agree that cooking can be therapeutic. After saying so, I don't do as much creative cooking as I would like. Just the mundane fare. My daughter age 12 has really taken to baking. she whips up a yummy cake in no time. Your cakes look delicious. By the way, hope you are having a fun time at the Hive. :) xx

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    1. Thank you! It is nice that your 12 year old is starting to bake. My 12 year old won't, but then again he is a boy, they just like the eating part!!
      The Hive was super great!!

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  3. Yes, that is what bakin is best for, to un-worry. I felt so drained yesterday that I made some thearpeutic chocolate treats. Pindarotsjes. Simplest baking there is. No oven involved. And it's chocolate! I bake cakes and cookies too, but yesterday's bad mood requiered instant treatment. ;-)

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    1. You will have to give me the recipe for the Pindarotsjes, I have 3 addicts to chocolate here in my house!! I would love to try them!!

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  4. It was so great to meet you in person, Giova! I coulnd't believe it when I saw your card! Yay :-)

    I hope you got back save and sound, and not as ill and exhausted as I did ;-)

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    1. Thankfully it all went well, and I'm also really glad we got the chance to meet, even if it was in the last minute!! I hope you feel better soon!

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