My birthday is later this month and I have never liked having a January birthday. As a child I always seemed to be getting presents for my birthday which were ‘part of my Christmas presents’. Would that have happened had my birthday been later in the year ? I doubt it !
Last year, my sister in law sent me this book for my birthday and as January always seems to be about new beginnings , reflecting on the previous year and what and how you are going to do things differently, I have taken it off the bookshelf , of where I have many delightful books about all sorts of foodie things and thought I would start reading it .
Oh my ! The Art of Mindful Baking, wow !
This is exactly what I keep shouting about , the simplicity of my baking , the result of my bakes is in the taste, the use of as few ingredients as possible, connecting to the foundations of baking………..so I would just like to leave this quote from the book with you, as it really resonated with me .
Hestia , the ancient Greek Goddess of the hearth and home who’s accountability for nurture still allows us today to be drawn to the hearth when we are hungry , cold or even bored. This representation of the hearth “enables us to take nature’s offerings and transform them into baked goods, which are perhaps the most tempting of all the foods that we have the pleasure to eat. When we bake with our modern ovens we are in essence using the same primordial fire of old, and it requires respect, skill and mindfulness about what we are making”
Happy mindful baking