I go crazy for..

Cakes.. One of my favourite scents is the smell of something baking in the oven.. I just love that smell.. as far long back as I remember.. Talk about feel good, comfort food and baked cakes come right at the top!Β Β I, once, Β followed the smell on a busy street in Bangalore to discover a wonderful little bakery!

Today, I am itching to bake.. I am dying to get my hands on the ingredients and whisk, stir and pour and then smell(yum!) the baking cake.. I think I love the process of baking just as much, if not more than the actual eating πŸ™‚ Can’t think of anything more satisfying that seeing the cake rise, filling your home with that wonderful, wonderful smell!! I hate going out smelling of food 😦 I just hate it – but I guess the smell of baking is an exception! If somebody ever came out with a perfume like that – I am sure to buy it, but probably, I might be the only buyer 😦 I actually go to the home section of most stores and look at cake tins – to see if anything new has come in – that I absolutely have to buy!

The one thing I am yet to try is baking bread. And I am so going to try that soon.. I am quite sure that once I start – I might never stop πŸ™‚

I’ve been stalking cake recipe sites all day today,there are so many of them, out there, tempting me with those lovely pictures! Β I am just dying to bake – the only thing stopping me is that I have put on 5 kgs in the last 6 weeks or so 😦 Baking is so, not a great idea – not even the low fat ones 😦 Β No, cakes are so not an option..

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40 thoughts on “I go crazy for..

  1. Awww…. Poor you. 😐

    Try making bread then. I’ve done it before and the feeling is great when you see the final result. πŸ™‚

    You have? I will! I have a bread tin too now! Just need bread flour now πŸ™‚

  2. BTW, LoL @ you found a new bakery by your nose. πŸ˜†

    Yes, and it was a really good one too! They had some lovely cakes.. and it was not on the busy road – but in a little side road – lovely place!

  3. Did you bake any cake? Don’t worry about putting weight. Just have a small slice and give the rest to neighbours hehe..To be honest I gained a lot of weight after I started baking :).So once in a while non fat cakes are good.

    Yes, I always do that – give it to the neighbours πŸ™‚ But even a slice is probably not a great idea – not with my having gained 5 kgs in 6 weeks 😦 So no cake today 😦 Maybe I should aim to lose 5 kgs before I bake again – that might be a good incentive to lose wt πŸ™‚

  4. LOL!!! I love thea eating part… not the cooking part πŸ˜€
    LOL!!!!!!!

    I love the baking part – when it comes to baking – for everything else – it is the eating part πŸ™‚
    I love chocolate cakes… anything with chocalate in it….
    Oh me too!!

    and yes, 5 kgs in 6 weeks πŸ™‚ LOL!!!!!!! so it is not your husband alone who has the Overeating disorder πŸ™‚ LOL
    Yes πŸ™‚ but I don’t have any disturbing symptons πŸ™‚ My body is quite used to over eating πŸ™‚ It has issues only when I try to control my intake πŸ™‚

  5. Being very allergic to eggs, I have had to stay away from cakes and pastries, content with taking a small bite so that the allergic reaction is not activated. In fact, even when I was a voracious non-vegetarian, there were many dishes that were a strict no-no for me only because eggs were also involved in the recipes.

    Oh no! That is one sad allergy! But you could have eggless cakes- there are a lot of eggless cakes available these days- especially in India.

    I am sure those kgs that you have gained can be shed by avoiding other foods and exercise. Don’t torture yourself: go for the cakes!

    If I were the sort to ‘avoid other foods and exercise’ then those kgs would never have been put on πŸ™‚

  6. Ok so you are my soul sister. I cannot cannot resist a cake. I love the smell, the look, the taste……..everything baout a cake. I confess….I love the batter too. When I was pregnant I would bake a cake because I had to eat the batter. We get a cake batter flavor ice cream here, you know πŸ™‚
    And I call U my sister coz I have put on some weight too and should not even be talking about cakes. No Thanks for provoking the cake madness in me. I too might be baking today πŸ™‚

    You certainly seem like my soul sister πŸ™‚ I love everything about baking a cake.. Do you mean – cookie dough ice cream? Did you bake? I did not! Held on to my resolve πŸ™‚ And it did help that we had a birthday party to attend too – so my craving for cakes did get sated – a bit πŸ™‚ Planning to bake bread instead πŸ™‚

  7. Oh! I so love the smell too. And I love eating the cake or the dough just as much!! I think i will get some low fat butter, some sugar-free and do it!!

    Oh me too!!! I have found a few low cal recipes – which I will try when I cannot resist anymore πŸ™‚

  8. I love the smell of baking too although I’m not too fond of cakes (or pastries)…When I was young, I loved the batter more than the cake…I used to ask my mom to let me lick the mixing bowl once she’d poured the batter into the baking dish…I’m sure I’d still enjoy doing it but since nobody in family likes cakes, I don’t get a chance to bake 😦

    Nobody in your family likes cakes? Thankfully – my daughter does – so I still bake πŸ™‚ Husband does not, unfortunately 😦

    Now, the smell of fresh bread is something else…It’s absolute heaven!
    I am going to bake bread – got everything for it now πŸ™‚

  9. I remember someone promising a young innocent lad a pink cake !! but I also remember a woman who apparently gained 5 kgs in 6 weeks waiting for a young innocent lad to come over so that she can bake a pink cake !!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    That ‘innocent lad’ came to UK and did not contact me!!!!!! I did bake a cake and ate most of it – around the time that you went on your vacation. Just to make you feel bad for not contacting me – let me tell you that it was the most delicious chocolate banana cake. Deliciously moist and yum!!!!

  10. I thought you were going to bake a cake for me !!!! you just mentioned that on the blog…

    and here i hear you have promised badz for it… vimmuuu tooo …

    You have to come to the UK for it πŸ™‚ I can’t post you cake πŸ™‚

    well well…

    and what !! OMG !!! 5 kgs in 6 weeks !!!!! If my wife did that i wouldnt let her eat for 4 weeks !!!!!!
    Husband can’t tell me not to eat!! He is fatter than me πŸ™‚

    thank your pati… really ! you dont have any right to think of cakes !!!

    I am still thinner than him – so I can atleast think of cakes πŸ™‚

  11. You have made me hungry . My mouth is watering . Damn ! The way you have described baking a cake , my my , I feel the itch to bake as well , even though I have never tried it . Post a picture , if and when you bake that cake .

    Oh do try it, Kislay! I am sure you will end up liking the baking process as much as the eating πŸ™‚ Will post a picture – the next time I bake πŸ™‚ I have held strong and did not bake last week πŸ™‚

  12. Oh I agree with you TOTALLY!!!!! Last month I declared it official: there is no greater creative high for me than baking!!!!!! I currently don’t have a proper oven, so its just microwave cakes for now, which I don’t really like coz they just don’t brown in the same way. Anyway, I bought some silicon baking trays – microwave-safe – & am dying to try them out…..will be baking soon…..yaaay!!!!!

  13. ohhh again 😦 ….u are reminding my childwood days……my mom used prepare diffrent dishes like this….gosh u reminded me my mom….i’m getting homsick 😦
    @ 5 kgs in 6 weeks — itz hightime for both of U guyz to get U’r sports shoes…..play something intresting for both of you and have fun and also shed some extra weights :)…..i suggest U shuttle.In my apartment every weekends ,from 10 year old to 40 year are busy with rackets πŸ™‚ (me and my cousin started this and everyone here got the shuttle fever now πŸ™‚ )….trust me itz really fun πŸ˜›

  14. Freaky coincidence!!!!

    After coming from office I had dug out my recipe books for a recipe of cookies!!!!

    Am very fond of baking but the best part is I don’t like to eat much πŸ™‚

    • “…but the best part is I don’t like to eat much ” — thats what anyone would feel eating your cookies. Its not your fault ! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      • Bugger! Whenever you leave a comment for me in blogs beside yours & mine don’t forget to buzz me! As far as my baking is concerned well you’ve just now lost an opportunity to eat one of the best chocolate walnut cake. And mind you i do not believe in self praise. All my friends vouch for it and you can even ask vee or WIAN. Entirely your loss :p

        Chocolate Walnut cake? Smita – you are making me drool!!

  15. Lol smitha 5kgs in 6 weeks,maybe some problem with the weighing machine πŸ˜‰

    Even i love baking cakes,almost every week i bake and i just love the smell and sight of cake rising in the oven.I hardly buy cakes from out.But i make eggless cake and oil in place of butter and wheat flour in place of plain flour,it tastes the same.

    Even i didnt try bread,it is in my list

  16. i feel the same way about baking smithu!!!!!!!!! u said it so welll!!!!!! i LOVE baking cakes!

    You too πŸ™‚ I love love love baking cakes πŸ™‚ AND am trying real hard to resist πŸ™‚

    true true, every word of urs is true!!!! its more satisfying than eating the cake!!! i AGREE!!!!!

    It is indeed more satisfying that eating it πŸ™‚

    ever since we got a microwave, i cannot remember how many cakes i have baked for like the every occasion!! smithu, do u also turn every ocurrence as an excuse to celebrate with a cake??? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Oh yes!! Me too! I just need an excuse to bake πŸ™‚ Whenever we call someone over – I bake – I just need an excuse πŸ™‚ Microwave cakes never turned out well for me 😦 I used to bake chocolate cakes which used to turn out like chocolate brownies πŸ™‚ I used to eat them up either way πŸ™‚

    i remember how u asked me in my second or third interaction at ur blog what cake i like and u wud make that for me…..
    SMITHUUUUUUUUUUU…….I LOVE UUUUUUUUUUUUU
    HUGS!!!!!!!!!! muahs!!!! u r sweeter than ur baked goodies!!!!

    if u wanna try bread then i recommend this recipefrom Mandy’s Baking Buddies blog, its came out fantastic!!! πŸ˜€

    5 kgs in 6 weeks…..disown the weighing machine Smithu!!!!

  17. I bakes a chocolate cake three weeks back and it came out fine. πŸ™‚
    Well, I think I should take this up soon. πŸ™‚

    You did? So you like baking too πŸ™‚

  18. When we were a joint family, before many many years,there was a huge oven (not microwave), but some other older technology I guess, and so many people would be around that oven to bake big cakes! My extended family even participated in a cake contest and won the third prize! I used to love those days. I too contributed – by eating, of course!! Happy days, those!

    Destination Infinity

    Oh wow!! You used to have competitions!!! Oh – I wish I belonged to your family πŸ™‚

  19. I don’t think you should deprive yourself. A bite or two never does any harm!

    Yes, a bite or two does not – if I can refrain at a bite or two πŸ™‚

  20. Same here. I LOVE to bake too, and absolutely LOVE the smell of cake when it starts fluffing up. Simply Out of this world!

    You too πŸ™‚ It is wonderful, isn’t it?

  21. I am going to learn baking now πŸ˜€
    just reading this post has made me drool for cakes and everything that can possibly be baked πŸ˜€

    Oh – it is wonderful! I just love baking πŸ™‚ Do give it a try and let me know if you want some really simple yet yummy recipes πŸ™‚

    *yummy*is the word..please post pics!
    please πŸ˜€

    Yummy is the word πŸ™‚ I did not bake – trying hard not to πŸ™‚ Will post when I do bake πŸ™‚

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