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Emotional Baking
Emotional Baking
relieved milk and honey buns.
Feeling relieved? Phew. After all the worry, the stress, and the fear - things are (finally) going your way. Sighs of relief and constant smiling mark the change. The fact that it’s working out the way you’d hoped is not lost on you. There’s a calm, contented, at ease feeling that spreads from your fingers to your toes. There’s nothing left to do but savor this relief (and bake).
I'm feeling...
Bake something that reflects how you’re feeling.
Consider something sweet but not cloyingly so - just like the mood with an irresistible scent to fill the air that’s a pleasure to make – think: slow and steady, and a simple sweet, honey, butter taste...
  • You’re relieved and feeling calm, contented, at ease.
  • You can bake - Milk and Honey Buns...
  • You can bake - Milk and Honey Buns...
These buns are sweet and light – they’re all the relief you’re feeling baked into fluffy soft bread!
milk and honey buns.
Print Recipe
Prep time: 20 minutes, Rest time: 1 hour and 20 minutes, Bake time: 30 minutes
Makes 16 buns
  • 1 ½ tbsp active dry yeast
  • 3 cups milk, warmed
  • ½ cup honey, warmed
  • 6 ¾ cup (1 kg or 1066 g) all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp coarse sea salt
Let’s savor the moment...
Let’s savor the moment...
Slowly mix in the flour and salt and knead together until it becomes a rough mound. You can do this by hand or use a stand mixer.
Continue to knead the dough for 5 minutes, on a floured surface, adding more flour as needed until it appears smooth and well incorporated.
...slow and steady.
Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap and a towel. Allow to rise in a warm place for 40 minutes.
There’s a sweet scent filling the air.
Put parchment paper inside 2 loaf pans. Set aside.
Separate the dough into 16 equal-sized balls and place 8 balls into each of the prepared pans.
It’s a fun step!
Allow the buns to rise, uncovered, in a warm place for 40 minutes.
Brush the buns with milk.
They look irresistible!
Preheat the oven to 375°F then bake the loaves for 30 minutes on the lowest rack in the oven.
Freshly baked bread - is there anything better?
Let the buns cool in the loaf pan for 15 minutes before moving it to a cooling rack. Wait to slice the bread until it reaches room temperature.
With relief (and a sweet scent) in the air, it’s easy to enjoy the moment. Spread some salted butter on the warm bread and dig in. Add a cup of tea and a friend to share it with and you’ve got the mood in a nutshell!
relieved milk and honey buns.
relieved milk and honey buns.
Emotional Baking
Baking can be a lot of things – it can be distracting but simple, it can be movement with focus, it can be whatever you need when you need it. Choose a recipe to fit the mood and it becomes a useful tool as well – baking to quiet the mind, to connect with your emotions, or simply baking to feel emotional. Just think of the feelings you get and the emotions you experience when baking your favourite dessert…. excitement, relief, fulfillment, joy, accomplishment.
At Emotional Baking, our recipes can be the starting point to somewhere - it can lead you to a place of great comfort, one that feels like the beginning of something, something good...
A note for anyone who needs it:
Baking, while wonderful, can only help so much...
If you’re struggling in any way,
If you feel alone or you need help,
Contact your primary care physician or follow the links below to find help in your area. You are never alone!
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