Well if you've been keeping up you know I like to bake. Baking to me is relaxing, the methodology of it, the time and precision you need to put into the finished product. The reward and satisfaction you receive, knowing you've created something delicious. It's relaxing to me, it puts me at ease and relieves my stress.
Here is the pastry before I put it in the oven. The round glass beads are to keep the pastry from puffing up.
Just out of the oven with that beautiful golden brown meringue!!