Happy Holidays! Today we are making a Croissant Bread Pudding with Chocolate! I figured what could be more festive than chocolate and this recipe doesn’t take too much time to prep and only half an hour in the oven, so I like to think of it as EMERGENCY HOLIDAY PARTY DESSERT! That and the NSSSO loves it (possibly too much).
So grab a gym body and let’s start the recipe!
This week’s Meal Deal will be full of anticipation! After all, I’ve got expectations for the Japanese Ramen King. But before all that, I want to address my absence.
Essentially (or what my Not So Significant Significant Other aka NSSSO tells me) there was something wrong with the server that we were using before (and everything has been fixed –fistpump-). So, all should be well and we should be well on our way to our regularly scheduled program.
Japanese Ramen King
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Curiosity is back in action! Just in time for the holidays! We will be addressing our absence next week!
I was in New York earlier this month (to avoid the chaos that was rejigging Curiosity >,<) for a brief trip. It was more relaxing than I ever expected. I visited (almost) none of the tourist sights, instead, the NSSSO and I walked up and down Manhattan. 6+ hours of walking is insanity (apparently) but that’s what s we did, and along the way we found some sights to see, food to sample, and festivals to attend.
An early happy Moon Festival to all that celebrate! In light of the season, today’s recipe is Moon Cakes!
I’ve always assumed that it would be terribly difficult to make one of these cakes. There are of course a lot of different styles now and different tastes and flavours. The ones that I had were always vegetarian friendly because my dad is a vegetarian. I once asked him what the difference was, he told me that vegetarian moon cakes did not use pig fat when they made it and I’ve always been grossed out by the idea of non-vegetarian moon cakes (because my 7-year-old brain said that pig fat is gross).
My mom and I were the only fans of moon cakes in my house, she liked the salted egg yolk and I loved the sweet lotus paste. We used to finish dinner and my mom would break out the moon cake. She’d cut it into quarters. She’d dig out the egg yolk and leave me with the lotus paste and we would make faces at each other while eating our moon cakes. My mom always told me that one quarter a day was plenty, because moon cakes are very fattening (because a 10-year-old girl totally cares).
I never could wrap my head around the myth associated with the Moon Festival. There’s a woman in the moon? She has a bunny? But why is there a man? Oh, who knows…
I like to think that my recipe is not overly traditional… only because we spent a week experimenting on the best flavours. So…
Here’s my Moon Cake recipe for everyone who wants to eat moon cakes without figuring out the myth(s).
A little late this week, but meh –shrug- things happen.
Real Life has been kind of tough lately and all I want is to crawl into bed and eat cookies… and other things.
I normally don’t associate cookies with being comfort food for me… in fact, food doesn’t bring as much comfort to me as baking does, but occasionally… certain foods do hit a spot.