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My Love Affair with Baking
A Bakers Love Story by Nana was inspired by my awesome mama. My love affair with baking began when I was just a little girl. My mom was a homemaker and loved to bake, so it makes sense that I would grow up to enjoy the same hobby at such an early age. My mom taught me how to bake in the kitchen with her.
When I was about 12 years old, I asked her for my own set of mixing bowls. My mom bought me a complete set of tiny little glass bowls. Yes, they were cute, but boy did they take forever to get the batter out of them after you were done mixing.
I also remember trying to scrape the batter off the tiny little glass bowls with a butter knife. That was not fun at all!
My Own Real Baking Supplies
The first time I ever had my own real baking supplies was when I got into home economics in high school. I attended Villa Rica High School in Villa Rica, Georgia which is where I learned how to bake with real measuring cups and spoons.
I remember making my very first cake, a Red Velvet cake for Christmas. I was 13 years old when I made it and it turned out beautiful and it was quite delicious if I do say so myself. It was so moist, and my family loved it! After that, I was hooked on baking.
Mom, My Great Teacher
My mom told me what an excellent job I had done. “Well,” I said, “I had a great teacher!” Then I told my mom I wanted to learn how to make homemade biscuits, cornbread, etc.
And guess what? I did it, but not without mistakes along the way. But I was not discouraged, because that is how we learn.
I still make mistakes baking after all these years and you will too. Oh, sure it aggravates the daylights out of me, but you can’t give up, you just got to keep on keeping on. Even if that means starting all over again!! And believe me, honey, I have had to do that.
My Favorite Time of the Year
I love to cook when I have the time, which I do most days. My favorite time of the year is the holidays. I enjoy getting in my kitchen and baking cakes, cookies, pies, fudge, bread, and actual food.
Are there any other foods besides sweets? Just kidding, of course, there are. I just really enjoy baking sweets.
During the holidays I like making goodies for my family and friends. It just makes me feel good to give them something I have baked homemade, and they always have a big smile on their face and dig in immediately.
It warms my heart to see them enjoying the fruits of my labor. Plus, it makes them feel a little more special and loved.
Conclusion of A Bakers Love Story by Nana
I hope you have enjoyed reading about A Bakers Love Story by Nana. It was truly my pleasure to share this with you. If you are new to baking, I hope this encourages you to continue and grow in your baking skills and know that making mistakes is unavoidable. But you can never give up!
You can do this! If you are a seasoned baker, I hope you took away a few little tidbits from this as well.
How did you come about baking? Do you love it? What kind of mistakes have you made? I would love to hear from you, leave your comments below.
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