>The smell of baking

>I wish I could capture how the house smells today and share it. I love the smell of baking and that’s what I’ve been doing.

I did promise myself I’d take it easy this weekend so I started with a nice long lie in. Then I began the day – or what was left of it – by making bread, proppa bread making and not in the bread maker, so that provided several different aromas throughout the day.

Also in the oven were a lime meringue pie, some jam tarts, and to finish, a farmhouse chicken casserole with dumplings.

Once I mentioned dumplings on Facebook, loads of people were hooked and there were dumplings galore for tea all over Facebookland.

Last night I stayed in to watch Children in Need but was so tired I went to bed at 10pm. Tonight is another in front of the telly until I wilt again.

And the house STILL smells delicious.

6 thoughts on “>The smell of baking

  1. Lynne Hackles 22 November 2009 / 8:34 am

    >When the writing is going well, I don't cook much. In fact I rarely cook meals. Colin does that. But I love baking and find it fills that need for creativity when I'm not writing. I remember the smell. I only get a little smell now because of the Aga. If you can smell anything when it's cooking in the Aga it means you've left the door open. So we only get the smell of cooked food cooling. I shall miss the Aga when we move but at least I'll get that wonderful baking smell back.

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  2. Devon Ellington 22 November 2009 / 12:49 pm

    >I baked, too, and the apartment still smells wonderful.I always find the more I write,the more I cook. I cook on writing breaks, and use the prep time to plot.

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  3. carolwarham 23 November 2009 / 12:32 pm

    >Must be the time of year and the weather. I did loads of baking this weekend for the first time for ages…scones, fruit loaves and mince-pies, which apparently aren't my best. So, the cheif taster says.

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  4. carolwarham 23 November 2009 / 12:32 pm

    >OOps, or even the chief taster.

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  5. Melissa Marsh 23 November 2009 / 10:27 pm

    >Yum. Homemade bread. Nothing like it in the world.

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  6. Diane 24 November 2009 / 12:33 pm

    >Lynne: I'd love to have the luxury of that choice, although if I'm on a roll and really don't want to cook tea, there's always the takeaway that will deliver. I didn't know that about an Aga. Good job I haven't written any fiction including one – I'd have given that fact away with the aroma I'll have described. :-oDevon: I'll have baking days these days, or I batch cook on a "day off" at regular meal times. Too much washing up to cook at the same time that I'm working. As it is, I'm still working my way down the mountain of crocks and pots and pans.Carol: You must let me know your birth date. I think our biorythms are pretty much in harmony.Melissa: I wish I could eat it all on the day it was baked. If I had a houseful, or even just one more person, it would probably go in a day. It still smells and tastes delicious, though.

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