There's not a lot going on around here today, so I thought I would get a little funky in the kitchen.
For years, as a novice cook, I by-passed many interesting and delicious sounding recipes because basically I was a wimp . If the recipe called for a 8"x8" square pan and I didn't have one, I flipped the page of the cookbook or clicked over to another recipe online.
But then several glorious years ago I decided to go rogue, and I've never looked back.
I WILL NOT BE FENCED IN, RESTRAINED OR OTHERWISE REGULATED.
Let's look at it another way.
Just because you're supposed to use a Philips head screwdriver to remove a particular screw, doesn't necessarily mean that you can't (with a bit of effort) remove said screw with a flathead screwdriver, or even in a pinch, with a butter knife.
(Please excuse me one little minute)
Please forgive me for stripping out all the heads of those screws and the
Well, so perhaps that's not the best analogy.
Back to the matter at hand. It's pretty safe to say that not all of us have every pan size and shape available to us in our kitchen. We may not have popover cups, tart pans, or quiche rings. Well I say Who Cares? With a little creativity and some careful tweaking, I think it's possible to pull off anything you want in the kitchen. Even some things you never thought you were capable of.
Frequently, I'll even switch things up just because of personal preference. It's good and healthy to switch things up on occasion, don't you think?
Let's take muffins for example.
I'm a muffin maven. Really. And what's the best part of a muffin? The top of course. Especially when crowned with some sort of crunchy or crumbly topping.
I figure therefore, that any muffin with a topping will benefit from, well, the largest topping surface area available.
Case in point: Dried Cherry-Berry Crumb Buns
High Top Style:
Low Rider Style:
Both delicious, but the Low Rider just offers up the most topping area possible.
I got these great little muffin cups at The Container Store,
but you can find all shapes and sizes of them at lots of stores.
Just remember you may need to adjust the cooking time and temperature to accommodate the larger/smaller surface area and batter volume.
If you don't want to use the little cups, there are all kinds of muffin tins for every size and shape you'd ever desire.
So please, be bold. Be spontaneous. Go rogue.
The Weege is definitely thinking about it..
Have a great day!