as an applesauce cake baked for about an hour in the oven today. I lingered in the open doorway as the aroma, drifted by me and out onto the porch, making me smile................ and for an moment.........remember.
There is just something about an old fashioned applesauce cake baking and filling the home with these favorite aromas, that brings back a flood of memories ..........for me. Scent has always played an important role in my "memory bank". Does it do the same for you? I can smell the heady fragrance of a cabbage rose and fondly remember certain people who raised them.
The baking smell of applesauce cake, always makes me think of a well worked and gathered in kitchen, stocked full of vintage figurines and canisters full of flour and sugar.
with canning jars and other glassware on the surrounding shelves. Upon entering this space, one could smell the spices of the baking that had previously taken place that day.
I remember a tiny and gentle elderly lady, guiding my brother and I back to such a spot and having us sit down at her table...........where a small flower patterned dish was handed to each of us, with a slice of this wonderful cake sitting on it. It was still warm.............and so delicious.
The years have passed and I have made many of these cakes. It is one of my favorites...........
a comfort food of sorts.
How about you? What scent do you remember and smile upon?
What is your favorite smell from the kitchen? I would love to hear!