Coping with a Baking Rut
Let me just start by saying that baking ruts are the worst. THE. WORST.
I originally started this post as a top 5 list of things I was doing to avoid the fact that I am dealing with a baking rut (title was lengthy and obviously tentative). However, I couldn’t get passed the 3rd point without running out of ideas and thinking that I was sounding like a whiny 5-year old. Not my intention, but understandable once you realize how frustrating being stuck in a rut like this can be.
The few things I have had time to make have not been very exciting. Flat raspberry muffins that were so moist we had to store them in the fridge and eat them within 3 days because I was scared they would go bad. Breakfast cookies that don’t taste like anything and I’m still trying to finish off (Trevor has already given up). It can be a little bit discouraging, especially when my inspiration to bake has completely disappeared with all these set-backs.
But I am still around and I know that this rut I’m stuck in will pass. I know that it doesn’t help either that a) it’s summer, so our apartment is currently a million degrees and b) we are in the process of planning a move for August. I was going to do a reveal post about moving sometime in the next month, but I figured that I would just throw it out there now and maybe do another write-up later. Like about how I’m thrilled to finally say good riddance to the ancient, malfunctioning stove my landlord refused to replace and saluting the not-quite-brand-new-but-still-
So here’s to a summer where hopefully I can shake myself out of this rut and dig out my camera under all these moving boxes. Oh, and my inspiration. It’s probably packed somewhere around here too.