Always one to support an underdog, I think Easter might be my favourite holiday. My passion for pastels is only marginally trumped by my passion for baking, and both are very much “on brand” at this time of year. I was told once that you can either be good at baking or cooking. My family is full of brilliant cooks; I’ve grown up jealously watching my mother throw spices into a hot pan with abandon, never following a recipe or bringing a measuring jug into the equation. As hard as I try to emulate this culinary creativity, I like rules and order and I hate mess, so it almost always ends in tears and burnt paella.
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