Some people read, others watch TV, I, on the other hand, am all about late-night baking. No joke. My last five baking escapades have all begun no earlier than 10pm. Sometimes when I am in my apartment I just get the urge, and then there are times when I come home after a glass or two of wine and break out the cookie sheet (I find that my skills really improve when slightly inebriated.)
Take last night, for example. I walked into my kitchen and noticed that my fruit basket was filled with ripe bananas, too many of them. So what did I do? I made Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips and Walnuts. And it was delicious. These are the top five incentives behind late-night baking.
1. Shopping for baking ingredients at night = no endless check-out lines.
2. No one likes going to bed hungry.
3. Baked goods always taste better the next day.
4. Waking up to the sweet scent of freshly brewed coffee is one thing, but waking up to the sweet scent of late-night-banana-bread-baking