My Thoughts on Cooking vs Baking

Okay so I am a girl, in my early 20s if you must know. And I have come to the realization that I do not know how to cook at all whatsoever! I have tried cooking dinner a couple of times and in my mind each appetizer and dinner plate that I have ever served has always been a success. But apparently not everyone agrees with me. As nice as some of my friends and previous boyfriends have been they’ve opted for keeping there mouths shut. Commenting that my cooking skills were excellent while they deliberately shoved burnt food in their mouths. There is a point to this post and I am about to get to it. There is a huge difference between cooking and baking. And today I learned that not only am I a bad cook. I’m also a horrible baker. I know I am not the best at either but I thought I’d share my experience of both cooking vs. baking. First off I’d like to say that I’d like to master cooking over baking, I am gonna swing that way. There are more plus’ to cooking than to baking. For instance, when you cook something, anything, you can experiment. There are so many variations of different recipes that you can play with in the kitchen to create your own culinary master dish. You can pretend to be on iron chef and design a whole new dish within an hour time frame, whether it was on purpose or not. There is no need for precise measuring when you cook things. You can tamper with a recipe so it is more suitable for your taste buds, according to the spices or in better terms amount of “salt” you use. Now today, I’ve realized that you can’t play around when your baking. You can’t experiment and change a part of the recipe. You can’t over measure or under measure and lastly make sure you have all the necessary ingredients before you start the entire baking process. It’s much harder making substitutions for other ingredients in the baking world. Overall I’d like to end with saying that I attempted to make chocolate chip cookies today. I googled “chocolate chip chewy cookies” and the results of my cookies were hardened rocks.
Quote on quote “These cookies will make for great paper weights” – anonymous. I will blog about a time when my cooking and baking were a success one day… But right now those skills are in working progress.

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