There were questions about whether I would still pursue baking if work had finally set in; whether I would be taking orders, the frequency of my blog updates, and more importantly, a poignant question of prioritising. Is it really worth it, someone asked.
And at the end of the day, my blog name holds true. Baking is an escapism for me, and where the must-do-something-that-makes-me-happy yours truly is concerned, any form of escapism must surely be a necessity in life.
Regardless of how busy you can be with the daily offerings life brings, I believe it is always important to take time off for yourself, in a manner you find most ideal. Pamper yourself with a highly-deserved manicure/pedicure, spend a lovely evening sharing silent whispers with your loved one, or simply grab that pair of shoes you’ve been eyeing since last season, even if it’s just a month away from the Christmas sale.
For me? If I can’t be out in the park for a picnic, I’ll bring the picnic to me. All complete with a picnic mat, a good read, and a plate of scones fresh from the oven, adorned perfectly with a dollop of blueberry jam; my ideal weekend getaway.
So what’s your ideal escapism?
2 cups self-raising flour
2 tbsp sugar
220ml whipping cream
- Preheat oven to 230C.
- Mix all the ingredients together to form a dough.
- Knead on a floured surface lightly and roll out to desired thickness.
- Cut out circles and bake for 10-12mins until puffy and light brown/golden.
- Serve with a jam of your choice, and/or a dollop of cream.