Books vs Blogs

10 Jul

The number of excellent blogs I’ve been discovering that focus on baking is increasing everyday. I am so happy with the fact that is is so easy to find great recipes, created by common mortals (not professionals) that are adventurous enough to recreate old recipes or do everything from scratch. I am not like that. The truth is I haven’t really ever tried to create a bread or a cake from scratch. I always need some guidance. True, I may leave the recipe aside in the middle of it and just go with the flow and add my quantities or mix up different varieties of flour when the recipe only stated one. For those people I think it also helps that they have a huge variety of items in their cupboard, lots of interesting ingredients waiting to be mixed up. It’s a different approach: I buy ingredients after finding a recipe I want to try. The adventurous people go shopping, follow their mood and instinct and buy the ingredients they fancy at that moment then go home and start creating. I have to try this more.

In the meantime I stick to books. Not only because this is a cookery books review blog-  it’s an investment in the blog for sure- but because I’m always hopeful I will find at least two or three recipes in the book that I can return to, years and years later. This could be complicated with blogs- blogs get deactivated, recipes get removed. And I am not organized enough to create recipe folders in the computer or keep prints of them. They get lost. I throw stuff away all the time. And I want all those books because I will need to fill the shelves of the grown-up kitchen I will have some day!!!!

Adventurous bloggers, (Joy the Baker, Signe Johansen, Heidi Swanson, Emma Gardner, just to name a few) keep inspiring me, keep creating! I will be soon trying to be like you! What a joy it is to read your delicacies!

Amazon, keep on giving me discount and refund on pre-ordered books because I will surely keep on ordering them.

New in the library: Paul Hollywood’s How to Bake and Signe Johansen’s Scandilicious Baking. I am working on them, testing and baking a lot so..keep in touch!


3 Responses to “Books vs Blogs”

  1. Nazaré July 11, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    “I have to try this more”, pois tens mesmo filha porque acho que todos começam com a cábula e aos poucos e poucos é que vão arriscando a fazer algo mais original.
    Pelo que percebo a máquina continua a dar-te muitas alegrias :)

  2. Ricardo July 12, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    Very sincere! :) Liked it

    Ah! And it is true – You do throw stuff away!

    • admin July 12, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

      I do but now I always ask first before throwing out all the magazines and newspapers! I’m learning!