Baking beats the blues

loaf of bread rising in a metal tin

October 28th, 2013 by

According to an article in the Independent on Sunday (27 October 2013), new research has found that baking can help beat depression.

You can lose yourself in the therapuetic rhythm of kneading dough. Feeling it transform beneath one’s fingertips from a bumpy lump to a silky smooth dough which glistens as you work it. And the glorious smells that emergy as it proves, rises and then finally bakes in the oven. That can help lift anyone’s mood. Have a look at some of our great bread recipes or if you’re baking with kids you can find a host of bread recipes designed for children on our sister site