Things to grab on the way home from work today. Sake. Shrimp. Ginger. A brown bag to hyperventilate in… I mean come… It’s almost 2014! What?!
If we’re gonna freak out, we might as well do it with delicious food in our bellies. Enter, some sassy shrimp.
Decadence – unrestrained or excessive self-indulgence. Yeah, that’s this.
One truffle is all you’ll need to send you into bliss, but no one will judge for indulging in several more.
Procrastination. Over-extension. These things do not mix.
And they are… me.
I bring this up to illuminate the fact that there are Grand Marnier/cranberry/chocolate truffles that required more chilling, rolling, and dipping time than I allowed in my morning. They were supposed to be today’s post. And are not. Hence, this post.
Ronald Weasley. Jessica Rabbit. Carrot Top. Tori. Beer. Conan.
Just a handful of the things that the word “ginger” brings to mind.
A request for ginger snaps sent me on a Google quest for the perfect recipe. I love molasses and I love ginger, so when I stumbled upon this recipe that took both of these guys seriously, I knew I’d found the ONE.
We’re going to take this nice and slow. Nobody gets hurt… not on my watch!
With the shopping, the decorating, the hustle, the bustle, the cooking, the baking, the go, go, go… it’s easy to go nuts, it’s easy to land yourself in the Emergency Room with a bagel cutting knife injury, or overdose on flour ingestion. Not this year!
And so begins it. Three ingredients. Minimal prep. Minimal cook time. Ultimate delight.
Booze and cookies. No. Strike that. Let’s try again.
Cookies and booze. Ah yes, much better.
Welcome friends, to the two-week, pre-Christmas, cocktail/cookie extravaganza!
Yeast. It makes all my favorite things. Beer. Bread. Any other spontaneously fermented goodies. And yet, it scares me.
Like tempering chocolate, making caramel, experimenting with bread – I’ve had mixed results. Those yeast guys are just so darned fussy and precise. Imagine that.
But I think I’ve got the hang of it, knock on wood. I think I’ve cultivated enough respect and patience to see the results I desire.
So with that introduction, here is a great roll to serve on your Thanksgiving table.