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Do You Prefer Cooking or Baking?

Today we got into a discussion in the office, half of us prefer baking (we think it's easier), while the other half prefers cooking (they think it's easier). So we thought it would be worth asking you guys, what do you think? Cooking or baking?

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SU3 SU3 10 years
I enjoy both. But I do more cooking than baking.
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
oh i honestly cant decide. they both go hand in hand to me, and i love em both!
aras8218 aras8218 10 years
I enjoy food and preparing so i can't choose.
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 10 years
I like them both.
pixelhaze pixelhaze 10 years
Baking! I dont think any one is harder than the other, but baking is just so fun. You get to lick the batter! And then there's the decorating. My favorite part of cooking is making meals for other people, but thats not always possible.
misogi misogi 10 years
Give it up for cooking! :D
katfox katfox 10 years
One of the things that irritate me about Rachael Ray is that she refuses to bake because she doesn't want to measure. I cook ALL THE TIME, and I still measure - although I realizing when I eyeball it (and then measure it - I'm usually pretty correct.) I DEFINITELY don't think bread baking is easy. It's tedious and I really enjoy that challenge. Far more sitting around waiting than you do with cooking. As long as I'm always trying new things, I'm happy!
earthylovingirl earthylovingirl 10 years
I don't do either!
designergirl designergirl 10 years
Baking. Its relaxing, fun, and it makes people happy! I think that baking is definitely as creative as cooking- yes, you have to be somewhat precise (very precise for some things but once you have mastered the basic techniques - lile genoise, custard, etc.. you can definitely play around. I like cooking too- esp. long, time consuming processes like braising and roasting.
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
I can't bake to save my life, and the hubby is a terrible cook. So I make dinner, he makes dessert. It's a nice arrangement.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
I cook, but I LOVE to bake! People don't like it because I think it's very technical as far as measurements go. But I think it's a fun process!
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
you wanna know something I don't like about baking? waiting for it to bake. it normally takes a lot longer than when you are copoking, and i get bored and dont want to wait. esp when doing cookies and you ahve to keep giong back and moving them to cokie racks and then baking more, and then moving cooled cookies to plate and warm ones to rack and dough to pan...just thinking of it makes me tired. _________________________________________________________ Why don't you wear the face you have when I am not around?
Pez4Pres Pez4Pres 10 years
Baking! I don't know why, it's just more relaxing.
Eve2Lillith Eve2Lillith 10 years
I love cooking,... and baking makes too much of a mess for me. I'm really kinda ocd about my counter cleanliness and baking produces more visible disasters! Plus in my house we bring home tons of leftovers from nights out and such, which are always used in later recipes that i cook. I swear i never make the same thing the same way twice. You really can't use a half eaten cake in something else to create a totally new product. But you can use that Cajun rib eye... mmmm I think i'm going to go cook now...
theworldloves theworldloves 10 years
It depends on my mood and time of the day. But baking is more fun.
joyofadventure joyofadventure 10 years
ok, i said baking because the results are tastier! haha but i do both and i love both, although i do personally think that cooking costs more ingredient wise
GeikoSera GeikoSera 10 years
Baking is MUCH more fun, but I Cook way more than I bake. :)
mdbzmom mdbzmom 10 years
I can only bake bread and yorkshire pudding with any luck. I don't like strictly following a recipe. When I cook I feel like I have more freedom with ingredients and substitutes - which can back fire at times but it's still fun!
bobcatsteph3 bobcatsteph3 10 years
I choose both, though I didn't start really baking until a few months ago. I find cooking MUCH EASIER, do people who bake with yeast really think that's an "easy" process I wonder?! I think all the measuring is harder because it seems kind of the luck of the draw whether what you spent time putting together will turn out in the end. When you cook you can almost always modify quickly to fix or save what you're about to eat. I think you also have to be in a certain mood, I find that if I'm relaxed and time is not an issue both cooking and baking bring about an even more relaxed state, but if I'm rushed or tired, both can feel like a chore, and I'm more apt to make mistakes.
partysugar partysugar 10 years
I love them both!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
Baking for sure. My husband is the cook in the family, so together we make a great team.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 10 years
There's too many what ifs and variations with cooking. I prefer baking, because there seems to be more an exact science to it. I'm kinda OCD, so baking fits better with my personality. Plus, I don't cook all that well, and whatever leftovers go to waste. But, with baking, everyone always seems to enjoy whatever I make and eat if and any leftovers there are.
Athena1 Athena1 10 years
I love baking more than actually eating baked goods. There is something relaxing about the mixing and the assembly. I do love to cook so this is a hard call to make; I find better results with baking too since I don't cook enough.
Hera119 Hera119 10 years
y cant I just choose EATING?lol I dont do them I just eat eat eat
ktjones ktjones 10 years
I love to I love baked goods! Yummy!!
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