The aroma therapy of baking fills the home changing our mood to comfort and peace. There is tactile comfort in the effort of cracking eggs, measuring ingredients, creating the dough and cutting out shapes in traditional angels, men and stars. The aroma, tastes and textures of chocolate rum angels (Joy of Cooking, chocolate icebox cookies), gingerbread men, and cinnamon almond stars, says Christmas to me.
I learned someplace a short cut to get a baking aroma in the air by turning on an electric burner on a stove and then turn it off. Sprinkling a small amount of cinnamon on the warm burner will quickly put the aroma of baking in the air. Cinnamon is a stimulating happy smell to calm the mind and lift the mood.
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