Is there a difference between cooking and baking? I wasn't aware...

I'm in the kitchen every day making meals, but I also bake cakes, slices, biscuits and cookies and food for the freezer as the vegetables and fruit in the garden are ready to pick. Also, husband makes jams, chutneys and sauces from our produce.

But it's not a favourite pursuit like other things in our life - it's just survival cooking for our household because nothing beats home-grown and home-cooked food.

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I've been told by more accomplished cooks & bakers that there is a difference. Apparently, there's a margin of variation regarding ingredients & measurements with cooking that you don't have with baking. I was aware of the flexibility with cooking, but because I don't bake much (from scratch) I didn't know that it was a more precise undertaking. Live and learn.

And you're right about homegrown and home cooked...it's the best!!

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