Last week, I confessed my love for the ready-to-assemble dessert classic, the Rice Krispie Treat. Then, over the holiday weekend, ManMade reader Aaron sent me a recipe that combines that munchie with my other favorite easily assembled sweet, the milkshake.
Normally, I don't get too excited by dishes made up from a bunch of pre-packaged ingredients. I have a strong aversion to anything made with a cream of anything soup, and party dips and snacks made from combining bottles and envelopes of factory-made stuff just don't do it for me.
And there's one exception - The Rice Krispie Treat. It's a magical no-bake combo of premade magic: a box of cereal, a bag of marshmallows, and a bit of butter. That's it. It's as more of a textural pleasure than a flavorful one, but for my money calories, it's hard to improve.
Well, except for these. Cause they're made with alcohol.
Popular Beverly Hills, California bakery Sprinkles are poised to released the greatest technological accomplishment since PeeWee Herman's breakfast machine: a twenty-four hour cupcake dispensing ATM.
"The ATM will reportedly dispense cupcakes for both humans and dogs,
I'm a regular crossword puzzle do-er, and am always learning more about the vocab and nuances and well, stock answers, of the medium. There are a few standard clues that tend to come up over and over again, "Peter Fonda 1997 role" (ULEE), "Sewing case" (ETUI), and what's probably the most occuring crossword fill of all time, ORE and its partner OREO. Look at all those vowels and the wonderful R.
So, of course, I get it, and then I'm craving Oreos for the next three days. (The only thing worse is DONUT.)
To be filed in your "Why didn't I think of that?" pile, two words:
Yes, of course. The smokiness of bacon echoes the campfire without needing hot coals, the salty/sweet combo, the textural contrast of something chewy mixed with melty chocolate, fluffy 'shmallows, and crunchy crackers.
You, saavy internet user, have likely seen all kinds of awesome cakes over the last few years: the architectural, the sculptural, the realistic, the pop culture-inspired... You've seen the TV shows and the competitions, and perhaps have even played with fondant and modeling chocolate a bit yourself.
So, if you're
I never had a real doughnut until I was eight or so.
Well, I guess by real, I mean "fresh, and from a bakery." See, my earliest doughnut memories involve 1) either those awful powdered sugary things that come in the re-sealable bag, or 2) those things my parents would cook in the crock pot..which actually had to be some sort of deeper fryer, but it lived in the lazy susan, and I wasn't allowed to touch it, so it was all the same to me.
Gourmet cakester Lilli Vanilli is creating super-realistic edible heart cakes that are available for purchase to send to your Valentine this year.
There's no doubt that baked goods underwent a revolution in the first decade of the Twenty-First century. The 1980s and 90s gave us fashionable restaurant pastries with intricate sugar sculptures and artistic chocolate towers. But the last ten years saw a return to roots; the kind of baked goods your grandma would make, except executed much, much better.
The humble cupcake, saved from crusty dryness by whole new approaches, was certainly the darling of the aughts, but from the looks of things, the cookie is taking over.
Just look at these trendsetting sweets from Japan's Cookieboy.