Good afternoon from my side of the world!
Yesterday I read several blogs, and I realized I missed out on a lot of news from around the world. I was also surprised that I didn’t miss out on the annual Blogger’s Bakeoff!
Melody (Crushed Caramel), Gary (A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent), and Jeanne (A Jeanne in the Kitchen) are hosting the Festival of Love this year. What a great theme!
Melody has written several posts describing it more in detail:
- YES…YES…THE RUMOURS ARE TRUE – THE BAKE OFF IS BACK!!
- Frequently Asked Questions About THE GREAT BLOGGERS’ BAKE OFF
- Bake From The Heart
- The 2020 GREAT BLOGGERS’ BAKE OFF SUMMER PICNIC Directory
- It’s All Gary’s Idea!
The last of my grandparents passed away this year. Despite the physical distance between all of us, I’d like to bake something in their memory. I’m thinking about doing a simple cake that my mother taught me when I was a young girl. We made it quite often for parties we went to. Always a big hit!
My baking journey started when I was a very young teenager. I’ll never forget the mini muffin maker that my mother got me. Even though I’ve had my share of accidents, it made baking fun and easy! I made all sort of mini cakes: strawberry, blueberry, pineapple, vanilla, chocolate muffins. I mourned when that maker died on us. Just for kicks, I looked up what they have nowadays, and it looks somewhat promising.
“Baking makes me focus. On weighing the sugar. On sieving the flour. I find it calming and rewarding because, in fairness, it is sort of magic – you start off with all this disparate stuff, such as butter and eggs, and what you end up with is so totally different. And also delicious.” – Marian Keyes