The smell of baking a cake, bread, whatever. Have you experienced it?
When I was young, we used to travel to our grandmother’s house during vacations. My aunty was crazy about crafts, baking cakes, and other such activities. Since it was a joint family, all of us got involved in her activities. One of them that I vividly remember is baking a cake.
She used to make cakes in the shape of a train, aeroplane, swimming pool, etc. The base for all that is a plain cake. We used to help her mix all the ingredients (in a large bowl, using a large spoon) and then she will keep it inside a huge oven. There was no microwave back then, I guess it was an electric-heated oven.
Once the plain cake is taken out of there, we all would assemble around it. Not to eat it, but to smell it! Then she will cut it and put some icing on it, etc. The whole house smelled H.E.A.V.E.N.L.Y while cakes were being baked. Needless to say, the taste + smell of freshly baked cakes was a double treat, when we would eat it later on.
Have you been to a bakery where they make buns, etc. Previously, there was a bakery near our house and one part of it was dedicated to making all those buns, etc. The smell would reach almost the end of the street! Nowadays, looks like, bakeries buy all their buns from central distributors. Wonder where these central baking facilities are located? 🙂
During my school days, I remember we were taken for an industrial visit to “Modern bread factory” in Chennai. The whole factory had a sweet baking aroma around it. They gave us some breads to eat – the bread was so soft. Especially compared to the hard bread (of the same brand) we got in shops. I complained, but they told me that bread loses its softness and taste if it is stored for a longer time.
If you get freshly prepared cakes or breads near your house, just grab them. You’ll enjoy both the taste and the smell. Better, if you can buy a house near a cake making facility or a bread factory – pay double the asking price and book it. It’s a heavenly experience, I tell ya 🙂
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