I think it’s hard to bake. It takes time, time that I don’t always have especially when there are piles of laundry to do, dogs to walk, a house to clean, writing and researching to do and it is enough that I feed my children breakfast lunch and dinner. And when I do bake, my results never look like the perfect pictures I see on Instagram and all the food blogs I follow. Sometimes I get frustrated, despite the time and money spent on ingredients, I throw it all in the garbage.
But I love to bake. I am not sure why. It may be the challenge, perhaps the result will be that success I have been waiting for, the breakthrough that makes me a talented baker. It may be the alchemy, for how can the mixing of simple ingredients produce such joy? Sometimes it just feels so good to work through all of the steps, therapeutic almost. And it’s interesting because people like to know what you are baking. I would love the day to come when it’s easier for me. Someone told me recently the key to enticing people to bake with herbs is to make it easy. So, there is my goal for myself and for others.
These bonbons are not actually baking, but they’re easy. The most labor intense part is rolling the dough-like batter into balls. But once finished, you’ll have a large supply of instant snacks that keep for a long time in the fridge.