NATIONAL CANDIED ORANGE PEEL DAY!!!

Yes, you read that right, Candied Orange Peels.  This a thing, and I have had them.  I am not big on anything orange tasting, so they are not a big deal for me.  However, give me some candied Lemon Peels, and I am all over them!! 🙂 You have likely enjoyed it in seasonal bakedContinue reading “NATIONAL CANDIED ORANGE PEEL DAY!!!”

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CUSTARD DAY!!!

There are actually three National Foods celebrated today:  National Raspberry Popover Day, National Raspberry Tart Day & National Chocolate Custard Day.  Since I am a chocolate lover, I have chosen to talk about Chocolate Custard!!! Custard is a variety of culinary preparations based on a cooked mixture of milk or cream and egg yolk. DependingContinue reading “NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CUSTARD DAY!!!”

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE DAY!!!

Oh Man, I LOVE Truffles, and I’m not talking mushrooms; although they are good too! Chocolate truffles are confectionery sweets made primarily of a mixture of cream and chocolate, known as ‘ganache’. The term ‘chocolate truffle’ is derived from the edible tuber fungus known as a ‘truffle’, which shares a similar appearance to the confectionery. The internal part of aContinue reading “NATIONAL CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE DAY!!!”

SALT, SALT, & MORE SALT

There are SO many different types of salt out there; Table Salt, Course Salt, Iodized Salt, Kosher Salt, Celtic Salt, Dairy Salt, Rock Salt, Pickling Salt, Sea Salt, Seasoned Salt, Popcorn Salt, and Colored Salt. Whew!!! There are three main methods for obtaining salt: Evaporation from sea water, mining salt from the earth, and creating salt brines.Continue reading “SALT, SALT, & MORE SALT”

PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE DAY!!!

The term ‘upside down cake’ wasn’t used very much before the middle of the 19th century, but the style of baking probably dates back much further, probably to the Middle Ages. The early recipes for fruit upside down cakes were made in cast iron skillets on top of the stove. The classic American ‘Pineapple UpsideContinue reading “PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE DAY!!!”