Around the Internet Kitchen: Planes, Trains, and Autos
I’m embarking on a cross-country trek to Wyoming this weekend and while I’m definitely looking forward to the visit, I’m dreading the travel. The title of this post should really be “Train, bus, plane, get delayed at Dallas-Fort Worth, plane, automobile.”
I say that because I’ve flown into or out of Dallas I think 4 times in the last few years and have not once escaped without at least an hour delay.
But I’m not bitter. I’ve planned it into my trip so what could go wrong?! I’m sure a lot of you are traveling this weekend to be with family and/or loved ones and I hope everyone gets where they are going happily and safely.
Now for some links!
Butter Holds the Secret. If you are like me and religious about reading the NY Times most emailed list, then you have already seen this. I thought I would link to it anyway because it is a fantastic read if you find yourself with flimsy cookies. The article discusses why butter is important to your cookie and how to use it correctly. Very helpful indeed. (@ NY TImes)
Easy-Does-It Latkes. Latkes are delicious. They can sometimes be a struggle to make though. It’s sometimes difficult to get the potato mixture the right consistency and too much moisture will lead to a soggy latke. Nobody likes a soggy latke. This post gives some tips on how to perfect this fried treat and also shows you how to make some quick homemade applesauce to go with it. (@ Baker’s Banter)
How to Prepare a Cheese Board. Garrett from Vanilla Garlic wrote a guest post this week over at Simply Recipes that is a fantastic explanation of a sometimes daunting dish: A simple cheese plate. With all of the artisan cheeses floating around these days it isn’t as simple as throwing some cheddar on a plate with some crackers. Not if you want to wow people. Garrett gives some tips on getting a plate together, but also talks about cheese storage and accompaniments. One of the better summaries I’ve read on the subject. (@ Simply Recipes)
Last Minute Gift Idea.A very inventive idea – deconstructed potato soup! Put all of the basic ingredients for a yummy potato soup in a nice giftable jar and then all the recipient has to do is add hot water! Very creative and economical. Would be especially good if you live in a place where it snows a lot. Like New Orleans. (@ Noble Pig)
Old Fashioned, Twelve Layer Cake. Well, this would be one way to impress those in-laws. A bit of work maybe, but Rebecca gives some good tips along the way and you end up with an absolutely beautiful creation. She doesn’t actually cut into it for the post so there is no real way to verify that there are twelve layers, but I’ll trust her just this one time. I wouldn’t want to cut into that bad boy if I made it either. It’s just too pretty. (@ Ezra Pound Cake)
Photo by RGMorbach.