“The simple act of baking can conjure unexpected delight,” writes the Times Food columnist Genevieve Ko, who has been baking since she was eight. She writes:

When you’re preparing a meal and starting with salmon and potatoes, you end up with cooked salmon and potatoes. But when you’re baking, you start with a slew of powders, golden butter and an egg, and you end up with crackly-edged, chewy blondies.

Do you bake? Why do you enjoy it, if so? What do you like to bake most? What recipes are on your list to try?

Have you ever had a baking disaster? If so, did you manage to save your creation in the end?

Tell us in the comments, then read the related article to learn five beginner recipes.

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