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Hi! My name is Adriana.
I’m 13, (now 17) years old, and I love to bake.
My obsession with baking started a little less than a year ago. Towards the end of April each year, my school has a yard sale. Most kids sell old toys they want to get rid of, or crafts they make. But there were always a couple food stands selling drinks and cookies. That year, I knew that I wanted to have one of those food stands.
I started planning a week before the yard sale, wanting to make everything from fresh lemonade to homemade pretzels. Before that day, I had never tried my hand at baking all alone. My mother was always in the kitchen watching and guiding me. It was the first time I baked by myself, and I was proud. From the start of the week I spent baking, I fell in love.
Since then, I’ve learned so much and expanded my horizons considerably. I am always eager to try new things, and I don’t mind learning from my mistakes. I am no longer the cautious 13 year old girl I used to be in kitchen; baking is as comfortable and familiar to me as it can get.
Sometimes, I wonder where I would be if I didn’t have this wonderful hobby. Baking has helped me in many, many ways. I am much more confident than I used to be, and not just in the kitchen. I am not shy to let people taste what I bake anymore, because I know that I put a lot of effort into it, and that it tastes good. I even get to practice math in the kitchen: How many teaspoons is 2/3 of a 0.25 oz packet of yeast?
I also love to bake because it is so rewarding. There is nothing better than giving away freshly baked cookies to your next door neighbor and watching their reaction as they take their first bite.
After a couple months of following more than seventy food blogs, I decided to start one of my own.
With the help of my blog, I hope to inspire someone to bake, like I was inspired by the blogs that I read. I hope that somewhere in the world, someone will try their hand at baking and become hooked like I did that week at the end of April.
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