Post # 1
Y’all, I freakin hate baking. I hate the precise nature of it , i dont like pounding dough, rolling, the excess of flour everywhere. How you have to wait for butter and eggs to be room temperature or whatever. The importance of salted vs unsalted butter for baking….I never got this.
I love to cook. I love just making creative dishes that allow me to throw whatever I have on hand into a pot. Unlike baking, I feel like if I mess up somehere I can always fix a dish or repurpose it for something else.
Fiance is definitely more of a baker ,he’s just more practical and precise (aka less crazy) than I am and likes the science behind it all. He makes a mean banana nut muffin and apple crisp and I sure do eat it all. But I get so bored baking….
What about you?
Post # 3
Both, but maybe baking a little more. I always feel like I have no idea what I’m doing when a recipe says to “season to taste”. Why can’t they just tell me how much?! haha
Post # 4
DH and I bake a lot. We do game nights with friends quite often, so we keep our oven busy baking up goodies to snack on.
I enjoy cooking, but it feels more like a chore that’s satisfying to accomplish, whereas for me baking is fun. I love the science of it and knowing which kinds of batters should have what texture, measuring out ingredients, the amazingly flaky and delicious pie crusts DH and I roll out…it’s all good.
Post # 5
I Love both. However, I prefer tasting my baking 🙂
I usually dont follow recipes for baking. I am excited that I am to a point where I can just make stuff up. For cooking I can do it sometimes but it does not always turn out right if I just make stuff up. Also, we dont eat meat so it makes it a little easier with cooking recipes….
I actually just finished making banana pumpkin chocolate chip muffins and pumpkin chocolate cupcakes. 🙂 SO FUN! I will freeze them and take them to work Monday (if DH and I dont eat them all) 😀
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I like cooking for the process of it, and baking for the final results. I have a serious weakness for carbs. LOL
Post # 7
You need an option for “I am pretty terrible at both!” My poor hungry husband! But at least I try!
Post # 9
I always thought of myself as a decent baker until I met a girl who has a serious skills. she was talking about methods that reminded me of high school lab experiments, only delicious. I’m talking about distillation, the weird properties of sugar in it’s different heating states, etc. never before had I realized how crazy precice and complicated baking can be. it truly is a science.
and then on top of it, she would take her delicious creation and decorate it like martha stewart, and serve it on some crazy cool vintage cake stand / tray/ etc. I bow down before her as baking queen.
although I am only on the novice level of baking, I love it way more than cooking. and my apple spice cake is loved by all.
Post # 10
I genuinely love both!
Cooking together and inventing dishes is one my husband and I’s favorite past times. I love it because everything we cook inevitably becomes some form of Asian fusion because of me. Unless we’re making an ethnic dish even then we always put our own spin on it. We’ve yet to ever follow a recipe, we always switch things up.
I love baking because it’s just so comforting. Again here I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t follow recipes. I’ll usually alter it to taste or change because I just know something in the recipe is not going to work. And I ALWAYS use unsalted butter no matter what the recipe calls for.
I’m actual the only dessert lover out of the two of us. But baking entails much more than just sweets. It’s always a challenge to me to find something new to make my husband each year for his birthday. This year I made him a apple pudding pie with a crumb topping that he LOVED. I know he loved it because he wanted it again the next night! He has no sweet tooth whatsoever, I don’t know what’s wrong with him.
I’m dying to take a bake decorating class!!! It just always get pushed to the back of my priority list. I can frost and pipe but that’s about it. I would love to learn how to make sugar flowers, fondant, etc. I know I can learn at home by myself but I want to learn from a pro the right way.
Post # 11
we’re definitely on team cooking! we don’t eat dessert that often anyways, so baking doesn’t happen much in our home anyway. dh does most the cooking though, so really, he’s on team cooking and i’m on team eating…. lol
Post # 12
Ugh the Bakers are winning. Where are my cooks?!
Post # 13
I am 100% a cook, not a baker. I hate being precise, but I love when things sizzle on the stovetop. I have ZERO patience for baking (bake for an hour?! what is THAT?!) and can’t deal with how precise it is. I also don’t have a sweet tooth, so on the rare occasion I bake, I make things like oat bran muffins that are pretty much unpalatable to anyone who isn’t me.
Post # 14
I love both (and I like to think I’m pretty awesome at both). Before I moved in with my fiance I used to do quite a lot of molecular gastronomy when showing off but all he really wants is a huge steak!
Post # 15
I’m not a big fan of baking.
I like cooking. I love that I can tweak recipes, or make up my own recipes, and I don’t have to worry about chemical reactions. I also enjoy the combinations of herbs and spices, colors, textures of food.
Also, I like savory more than sweet, baked goods have more sweet options than non-sweet/savory.
Post # 16
I love both! I used to be all about baking, but in the last few years I’ve really really come to enjoy cooking as well. I don’t like super complicated recipes (either baking or cooking), so for baking, I usually stick with brownies, cookies, bar type treats, or cupcakes/muffins. I do like making pies as well. But anything requiring any sort of fancy equpment is just not gonna happen.