And, a great deal of patience.
Yes. So, so much patience!
So, true. Plus, it's best not to get distracted and burn everything. :) I am often distracted by books while I'm cooking, and while I'm writing, well, there are always distractions ...
And you can fiddle with the recipes/rules a bit once you know what you're doing, too. ;)
Well, hello! I'm so glad you made it. Come inside and sit by the hearth. I'll take your coat and hat. The kettle is singing and there's cake and candles and good conversation. Settle in and make yourself at home. Don't mind the wolfhounds; they're friendly if you give them a bit of lemon curd.