Baking has always been a very calming activity for me. I like the ritual of it: choosing the right tools and equipment, gathering the ingredients, measuring, mixing, pouring, baking, ending with a delectable confection that I can share with others. I have always felt this way about baking. I can remember being a small child, five or six, standing on a bar stool in my parents’ kitchen while my oldest brother and I made my first cake as a surprise for our mother. There was an excitement there that I had never felt before as my brother tore open the plastic bag of cake mix and let the contents tumble into the mixing bowl, and a terrible anticipation as I watched the cake rise in the oven. At that moment I was hooked; I became a Baker.
Since then I have baked countless deserts and snacks, and every time I am filled with that same excitement and anticipation as well as a sweet calm that turns any stressful day into blissful happiness. This is why I have chosen to call my blog dulcis serenus, or sweet serenity. I want to share my thoughts and experiences, as well as my trials and errors, along with my favorite recipes…and let’s not forget pictures of delicious goodies!