And that's a baking wrap for 2022!
There are so many reasons to enjoy baking. Apart from enjoying the yummy treats it's so much fun to bake with friends.
I thought I'd list a few baking benefits I continue to experience year after year.
First of all, baking has so many therapeutic effects. The immediate thought that comes to mind is how baking is so soothing. I love the repetitive nature and following the instructions. Ok, with a variation here and there. Smile.
With my dear friend (of 32 years) this week we started on a baking mission to prepare cookie trays and tins for our friends this Christmas.
Having everything at our fingertips, which makes the job that much easier, I realized its moments like this that must be treasured. And I must admit I’d have to thank my mom for inspiring me not only to bake with love she also taught me patience with the creative process for decorating. As early as I can remember she would say, “keep it simple to start, then embellish.” Wise words from mom.
So I’ve been thinking how I’ve benefited from baking and created a list to share the reasons why I’ve enjoyed it so much.
I’ll include a link to a recipe we tried this year for our gluten-free friends. See below.
10 Benefits/Reasons Why I Love Baking
Self-care - good for your mental health.
Ease anxiety - sense of purpose and a wee bit of control - smile
Ease stress - the perfect escape
Nostalgia - improves your mood
Stimulates the brain - touch, taste, smell, sight
Mindfulness - focused, fully present
Creativity - decorating, moulding, shaping
Calming - the repetition is oh so soothing
Shared experience - the gift of giving sweets just feel goods
Inspiring - trying new recipes and sharing them too
I promised a link to the gluten free Vanillekipferl (Vanilla Crescent Cookies) so here it is.
Thanks Dee for opening your home for us to bake together.
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