It’s Sunday again and it’s time for another go round at some web links. This is just stuff that I’ve found while cruising the web. The content can be anything here – from fine pastry to mealtime, from the sublime and seductive to the absurd and abnormal, from heavy duty learning to the insane and ridiculous. Old posts or new, anything goes here. Here’s the roundup of things I’ve stumbled across during the past week.
The Holiday rampup begins, and time will soon start running short so try these French Breakfast Muffins as a quick treat for everyday – from Velvet Lava Cafe.
Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart Bread from Joy the Baker – a great simple treat which can be based on your favorite sweet yeast dough recipe or by using Joy’s recipe in the post.
Garlic Parmesan Pull Apart Bread from the Pastry Affair. A nice savory detour to get us away from all the sugar laden treats.
For those who are challenged in the kitchen, Cinnamon Toast Rolls from Circle B Kitchen. Use already baked for a quick treat – looks like it could be good as an after school snack, and it’s something even the kids can make.
Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Chocolate and Carrots. Easy lunch or light dinner fare. Use your favorite home baked bread and enjoy.
100 Famous Restaurant Recipes You Can Replicate at Home - There are some good ones here including the Outback Bloomin’ Onion with cutting instructions.
Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries from Nutmeg Nanny – if you can afford the price of strawberries in December, a great quick treat for your holiday gathering that can be made ahead of time and refrigerated.
You must see the Zumbo Cake Walk from Lorraine at Not Quite Nigella. Yes, it’s leggy fashion models toting cakes and pastries. What an idea for a cake auction or charity event. And there are pics of fancy pastries too!
If you’re artistically challenged and are thinking of using Cookie Molds this holiday season, then this is the post for you. It’s a great process post that will help you avoid the pitfalls of sticking dough etc. over at SimpleBites.net.
And since it will soon be cookie baking time, here’s a step by step on how to do the Royal Icing Flood Method on Christmas Cutouts from BrownEyedBaker.
The family has been asking for something like these Thick Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Smitten Kitchen.
Melted Snowman Cookies from Crazy Domestic. Personally I’d use my own recipes for the components, but the family can really have some fun making these.
It’s tree trimming time, so have a look at this Graham Elliot Tree Trimming Menu. Some nice ideas here.
And to wrap it all up. My brother has been asking me what I wanted for Christmas and the thoughts of a Pullman Pan came to mind. But how to use it properly was the question. I wanted a “real life” post not canned manufacturer drivel. Well I found what I was looking for here at Goth Panda. A Pullman Pan makes square loaves, and I think the term possibly came from the old railroad transportation heydey when trains were loaded with travelers. Baked in a Pullman Pan, the loaves would be easy to stack in the limited amount of space allotted for railroad dining. A tiny bit more research yielded items that said I should season the pullman pan before using, so here’s one way to do it.
**Any commercial shopping links listed in this post are not endorsements as the products have not been purchased or tested. It’s just interesting stuff that I thought might be of interest. As always, investigate vendors before making any purchase.