Baking on a Friday Night — 34 Comments

  1. My wife is Le Cordon Bleu trained chef but can’t bake that well. My teenager is a self taught baker and can do pretty much any dessert. I never realized the talents that go into stuff in the kitchen because I don’t care about food. It’s pretty interesting.
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  2. A) Can I come over!?! All of that sounds DELISH. B) As with your clotted cream, I’ve found some of my best creative masterpieces are the result of me fixing something that was originally a mistake (eg the khaki pants I hemmed, accidentally made into capris, then reattached the bottom part- I get a lot of compliments on the unconventional placement of the midcalf seam). And C) I totally get the urge to do something meditative to combat stress. For me, it tends to be exercise.
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  3. The treats sound delicious, and I admire that you can do something so productive when stressed. I am the opposite. I sink into a ball of laziness and can get nothing done.

  4. I can’t quite decide whether what I had here was a foodgasm at the idea of all those French pastries (incidentally, thank GOODNESS you’re a food snob, because you might be precisely the ONLY PERSON who knows what clotted cream is, and that it’s not something akin to sneeze) or a wordgasm at your use of ‘gustatory’ – I almost felt the neurones firing off at that one!
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  5. Culinary vocabulary is delicious.

    I love chocolate mousse. I am more likely to eat it when I am stressed than to make it. I have 5 cookbooks: three different editions of The Joy of Cooking and the other two are Mediterranean. I rarely use any of them.

    When I want something French to eat, I go to a little French cafe.

    When I am stressed, I need to replace my thinking with something else that uses language – reading, TV, or radio. Chocolate helps, too.
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  6. I haven’t had chocolate mousse in years, but now I’m on a mission to find some. Too bad you don’t live closer 🙁 I guess I’m going to have to make my own.

    P.S. Cooking and baking are very soothing for me as well. It’s true what you said about there being no room left in the brain to fret.
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  7. What an absolutely delicious way to forget about your anxiety for awhile. I think I may have to go buy myself a french cookbook. My go-to cookbook lately has been The New Basics, and while the recipes are delicious, they aren’t overly complicated. And sometimes a girl just needs a complicated dessert to make. I totally get it.
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  8. I love that you do something so complex to erase the other complexities in your life! You can come over and bake for me any time you want. I’m not a baker. My grandmother was though. Sigh, wish we still had her recipes!

    You have inspired me though, I may try a mousse sometime!
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  9. I bake every once in a very great while and it is never simple. It is as if I save up my desire and have to turn it into a complicated all day event. It is usually something for Paul. (I know food is a metaphor for love and I’ve got it bad 🙂

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