After work today I did some baking to help cheer myself up! This week has been a tough one.
I made pumpkin bread, brownie cookies with caramel buttercream frosting, and homemade sprinkle cake with caramel icing.
There is something about baking that I love so much. Obviously the delicious treats are a plus, but I love being able to follow a recipe and get the exact product I wanted. Unlike my cooking adventures I rarely have baking mishaps. Usually what I make turns out just the way I expected it. I usually just turn on some music and fall into an easy routine of measuring, mixing, and pouring. I got into such a rhythm today that for 4 hours tonight something was always cooling, in the oven, or getting ready to go in. The cleaning in between each project is so therapeutic as well. At least I know I can clean and bake even though it feels like I can’t do the rest of life.