joy of baking

I love to bake. I love to bake because I love to eat sweets. I love it because I enjoy experimenting and trying to create things I’ve never made before. I love following instructions and coming out with something a little bit magical. I like to try recipes until I find the right one. Baking is relaxing for me (mostly).

Sometimes when you love to do something you have to step away in order to find your love for it again. If it becomes to routine, the joy is lost. So there hasn’t been a whole lot of baking happening in my life of late. And yet these cherry hand pies called to me to be made. After my last cherry pie, which left me unsatisfied, I had to tackle them again. So small pies were the plan, something a little different, something a little more fun.

I didn’t worry too much how these looked in the end. I just put them together in a way that pleased me. They weren’t perfect looking but the filling was almost divine. I admit, I made a mistake or two in the preparations, but I learned something wonderful: tapioca makes an amazing pie filling.

So here is to adventures in baking, whether they yield glorious or disastrous results.

11 Responses to “joy of baking”
  1. Sharon says:

    Food porn at its finest.

  2. Vegyogini says:

    Cherry pie is one of the only fruit pies I really love. I wish I had a couple of these adorable hand pies in my lunch today!

  3. kaf says:

    the photo with juices oozing is simply hypnotizing.
    could you share your recipe for vegan pie dough? mine never looks so flaky and i can never manage to roll it so thinly.
    greetings from poland,

  4. Nick says:

    Those mini pies are cute. Did you use tapioca pearls or powder?

    I’m working on figuring out a peach pie since peaches are so good and cheap right now.

    • Angie says:

      I know that this is like way way late but the tapioca that you can buy in the store( the little box minute tapioca.) has instructions on the back giving you how much tapioca per fruit, I don’t remember peaches being in it but you could wing it. That’s how my grandma makes her pies. Its super easy.

  5. “Sometimes when you love to do something you have to step away in order to find your love for it again.” That’s my relationship with painting and sketching too….

  6. Samantha says:

    Those are delectable! I may need to make them sometime soon.

  7. zee says:

    ah cherry turnovers! those look sooo good!

  8. Oh those cherry hand pies look so good! Your photographs are all gorgeous, I am seriously impressed. Love the look and feel of your blog. Hip and cozy at the same time!

  9. Aubrey says:

    This looks just beautiful and delicious!!

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