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December 29th, 2006

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07:36 pm - Cooking as Creative Expression?

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.

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Date:December 30th, 2006 01:34 pm (UTC)
YES! I *certainly* do! I received a book, The Comofort Food Cookbook, for Christmas and it's set up in such a creative way - not with "food picture" visuals, like a typical cookbook would be. It's inspired me to cook from it at least once a week. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it . . . and now I want to bake, too. ::smiles::

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