Do you think cooking can be a form of creativity/creative expression?
If no, then what about those who write cookbooks, invent recipes? (I’m thinking of Ina Garten of Barefoot Contessa on Food Network, but there are others; I just really like her. :))
I’ve been baking today. I took some recipes that were done one way and tweaked them for me. Being diabetic, it’s not a good idea to use the full sugar so many recipes call for. But there’s this wonderful product called Splenda Blend for Baking. I used that instead.
I made cranberry almond bread and banana nut bread. Both recipes call for a cup of sugar. I used half a cup of Splenda Blend instead. It turned out wonderful.
That’s not the only change I made, though. The recipes don’t call for vanilla. That’s how I learned to make banana nut bread, with one teaspoon of vanilla. It adds a little extra “yum” factor.
I also made a sugar-free cheesecake that uses Splenda Granular instead of sugar. It’s very good. And it came out perfect today.
Yes, I’m a happy baker. Sometimes — like the past couple weeks — I think I should bake (and cook in general) more. Perhaps I will.