Bake a cake to beat #quarantine blues

From #IsolationLoaves and #SocialDistancingCookies, to #QuarantineCakes - #QuarantineBaking has taken over social media, as COVID-19 blockades around the world leave citizens confined to their homes. Suddenly, it seems like everyone He's turning on the ovens to ward off fear, stress and anxiety, whether it's making bread from scratch or producing dozens of batches of cookies and cakes.

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Alia Bhatt and her sister Shaheen became bakers in the quarantine period



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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, and baked sweet Chrissy got ready for her daughter's plush toy wedding

BAKING IS PERSONAL CARE

Considering the sudden popularity of social media in the baking industry, renowned food and beverage editor Kat Kinsman told an international news portal: Bakery is a cheap, easy and visceral form of self-care.

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Siddhi Sonawane with a delicious cake that she baked


Siddhi Sonawane, a young baker from Pune, says that several people are taking the activity for its therapeutic benefits. It makes you forget everything that happens around you, because baking is an extremely specific process, in terms of measurements, technique, ingredients, etc. You end up concentrating on getting it right. Plus, it's a lot of fun. From measuring the ingredients to mixing them, then seeing the final product come out of the oven and finally digging it relieves tension and makes you happy. ”

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Siddhi Baked Cup Cakes

Baking needs three or four basic ingredients and helps you express yourself better, especially in this time of social estrangement, says Tia Sharma, 29, an IT professional from Delhi, who first tried baking last week. “The hour I spent baking a simple cake, my entire focus was on getting it right. When I finally saw the cake, I smiled from ear to ear for the first time in three weeks, ”he adds.

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Banana bread

Raghav Ratan, a Pune-based English teacher, compares baking to meditation. He says, “I recently baked banana bread, which is a time-consuming process, and learned the importance of precision and patience while doing so. In this way, baking helps me stay calm in this moment of chaos. Now I'm baking tea breads and red velvet cupcakes.

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BAKING AS THERAPY

Procrastibaking is an unconsciously deployed strategy that makes us feel skilled, loving and virtuous in the present while distracting us from the future, Tim A Pychyl, a professor of psychology at Carleton University, once told an international magazine. Susan Whitbourne, a professor of psychological and brain sciences at the University of Massachusetts, also said: Baking can be helpful for people who have difficulty expressing their feelings in words.

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