I know it's not Tuesday today, but I've been tied up in the kitchen for a couple of days, and didn't have a chance to post yesterday. I think though that I would still like to share a few really good ones with you this week. Three, 3-layer cakes, two black forest tortes, 4 dozen chocolate chip cookies, 8 dozen lemon cheesecake mini tartlets, 87 pieces of peanut butter marshmallow squares, 2 chocolate pies, and 1 strawberry trifle later...I am ready to rest for awhile.
Since it's the holiday season, there are certain products we buy, cook with, and enjoy that we may not the rest of the year along with many we may use every day. For this reason, there are a few tips I can share that help myself when I read them again as a reminder, and I hope will help you next time you are working with these items.
Cranberries, the higher they bounce...the fresher they are
Eggs, the heavier they are...the fresher they are
Pomegranates, the heavier they are...the more juicy they are
Turkey, the longer you let it rest...the tastier it will be
Chocolate curls, keep chocolate at room temperature until needed...makes it much easier to curl
Just a few tips I hope you find useful...do you have any tips you can share that might help during this holiday season?
|Triple Layer Vanilla Cake with a crushed Peppermint top|
|Frosting my Black Forest Torte|
|Everyone's favorite...Chocolate Chip Cookies|
|Baked to a light golden brown|