Baking in Glory
Baking is not only a hobby for Sumita Roy, Operations Manager at Informatics Academy, but is also a stress reliever and something she just enjoys…!!!
Baking perks up my energy. May be it is that extra sugar used in baking that makes me so very delighted. My love for baking started with an age old oven. It was a gift to my mom from my grandma, when I was very young. I started baking officially at the age of ten – I remembered making some apple pies – of course with the help of my mom that turned out to be quite yummy. My mom is undoubtedly my first teacher in baking and she believed in traditional baking techniques, with all pure homemade ingredients and never encouraged any preservatives or artificial syrup. She taught me to bake delicious range of pies, fruit cakes and plum pudding.
Since then ingredients like flour, sugar and yeast, milk and cocoa continued to excite me. When I completed my Class-X board exams, eagerly waiting for my results, I got enrolled into a baking course. The 3-month baking course was fun and helped me learn some interesting techniques because my baking teacher herself believed in making “out-of-the-box” cakes and cookies.
Even today, I have made it a habit to bake at least one cake every week for family and friends. I also have a passion for making breads and cookies. I always ensure that they taste unique and serve them warm with butter. For cookies
Sugar has always been seen as stress reliever in psychology. So, I believe making artwork with sugar can certainly beat stress. I often gift cakes, doughnuts, tarts and cupcakes to my friends and to guests who come over to my place and it just feels great to see the smile on their face.
(As told to Sohini Bagchi)