Mindfulness in Baking Book Review

Mindfulness in Baking Book Review

Title: Mindfulness in Baking: Meditations on Bakes & Calm
Author: Julia Ponsonby
Published: June 20, 2023, Leaping Hare Press
No. of Pages: 144
Cover Price: $15.00 Hardcover, $9.99 Kindle

Is mindfulness an issue with you? There are dozens of books out there on the subject, and if you’re a baker, a book written especially for you: Mindfulness in Baking: Meditations on Bakes & Calm, by Julia Ponsonby. While this book’s main focus is on mindfulness, there are a few recipes, including casseroles, tarts, breads, scones, and desserts that will most likely appeal to bakers.

This book is mainly centered on different kinds of mindfulness in different steps of baking such as kneading and using your hands, simplicity, baking for well-being, baking for enlightenment, and baking for friends. As you can see, this is more of a self-help book as opposed to a cookbook.

The recipes are written in the traditional manner in that they have a list of ingredients followed by step-by-step instructions on preparing each dish.

Whether readers are interested in the mindfulness points or the recipes, they will all be disappointed to see that there are no illustrations or photographs of the recipes.

All told, this book may appeal to anyone looking for mindfulness, but with no photos and very few recipes, it is not recommended to mainstream bakers and readers. While the prose is fairly well written, it is a subject that many aren’t really interested in and many would find a bit boring.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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