I like to bake. Although for me, it’s secondary to cooking. However my favourite smells to have wafting out of the oven are:
There really is nothing cosier than the smell of baking crawling through the house!
This is a bonus mini list. Fitting really because sauces and condiments are like a bonus in a way.
I don’t like to have lots of condiment bottles in my fridge (clutter!) but I do delight when I find them in other people’s. My friend Tim’s mother has so many different sauces and chutney and pickles that she could set up a shop.
Aioli – But I can’t make it myself because once I see the raw egg going into it I freak out
Mustard – the hot English, Australian and American varieties
Gravy – must be thick and brown NOT clear
Hot chilli sauce – I like it so hot that my skin goes beet red, my eyes well up with tears and my head feel like a house on fire
Worcestershire – delicious on eggs, on hot chips and on oysters
Soy – cos I think I was Asian in a past life
Pickles – especially with cheese, on a ploughman style sandwich
Chutney – with leftover roast beef, this is such a winner
Pesto – I love me some green sauce!
Chimichurri – I quite like this recipe.
What are your favs?