I love to bake! Mostly because I love to eat home baked goodies. No store bought cookies cross these lips.
I did go through a recent (short) phase where I announced to anyone who would listen that "I have stopped baking". It was to prove to myself that I could survive without eating baked goods every day. And I did, I survived. But it was a bleak 2 weeks. And then I had to bake again. It was choc brownies that broke the awful drought and boy were they good.
If you haven't seen Joy the Baker's blog, you must pop over. That is some serious food porn right there! Her jam cookies were the focus of today's baking efforts. Mine don't look quite as photogenic as Joy's (maybe a bit overzealous with the mixing in of the jam...) but they smell amazing and i managed to use up one of the 4 half empty bottles of store bought jam which have been languishing in my fridge for who-knows-how-long. This is quite a nifty bonus as I am on a crusade to use up all such items from my fridge/freezer/pantry which i will not be replacing.