Saturday, June 19, 2010

Stressed out? Bake something.

Baking is really relaxing to me. So when I'm totally stressed and need a diversion from life I bake. Today is one of those days. It's Saturday and I shouldn't be stressed. But we had another little financial fiasco this morning and it has my stomach doing flip flops and me in the kitchen baking trying to burn away all my troubles in a 350 degree oven.

Since I have a bowl full of lemons and limes I chose to bake Lemon Bread. It's 90 degrees outside and I'm baking. I got a little eye roll from Don. But he knew better than to mess with me today. So all is well.

There's something about being in the kitchen, all by myself, measuring ingredients, mixing them up and pouring the batter in the pan that I find very relaxing and soothing. It takes your mind off of things - or at least calms you down for a few minutes.

The recipe for the Lemon Bread is from Simply Recipes. I don't make any alterations to the recipe. I like it exactly as Elise Bauer created it. Except that my crappy oven bakes it a lot faster. It only takes about 42 minutes (instead of 60 minutes as the recipe says.) So watch your baking time! You can get the recipe here: Lemon Bread.

It's the perfect recipe for one of "those days." It's easy to make and I always have the ingredients on hand. We're going to a friend's house for dinner tonight so this will be perfect to take for dessert. It's really more of a cake than a bread. I can smell the lemon and butter right now. Mmmmmm.mmmmm. And here it is. I just poured the glaze on. It's perfect. And I feel so much better already.

1 comment:

  1. I agree! Baking rocks! :D I'm going to check out this lemon recipe. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Warmly, Michelle


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