We’ve been super busy these past few weeks! Between baking, upgrading our products, meeting with clients, and planning something special for Christmas, I’ve been too busy to blog. Brigitte and I have a few surprises up our sleeves, but that’s all top secret for now. I can tell you, however, that we’ve added a really gorgeous new line of baking cups to our webshop for your cupcakes, as well as special boxes to transport your cupcakes in! I wish I’d had these boxes back when I was catering – I used to drive 5 km per hour when making deliveries, praying they wouldn’t slide around in the box and topple over when I made a turn, and cursing every speed bump! Anyway, check them out – there’s one for every flavor and occasion.
Tuesday was a great day! We hand delivered a large order of Antoinette mixes to Bakfeest & Zo, in Elst. Evelyne, one of the owners, was pleasantly surprised that we brought it ourselves – so gezellig. We’ll use any excuse to get out of the office – and what a field trip it was! This has to be the most beautiful well-stocked baking store we’ve ever seen. We wanted to take home one of everything!
The place was buzzing with customers, but Evelyne managed to sit down with us for a nice cup of coffee and some homemade banana bavarois chocolates – yum!
We hadn’t had two sips before a woman walked in looking for cheesecake mix. “As a matter of fact, we’ve just gotten some in,” Evelyne exclaimed! We quickly fished our New York and Lemon Cheesecake mixes out of the packing boxes and made a sale.
Needless to say, we drove home with big smiles on our faces – and new baking pans, sprinkles, colored marzipan, Halloween stuff — the list goes on… I hope our mixes sell out quickly so we can go back – there’s a donut pan with my name written all over it!
Now you’re probably wondering about the title. You’ve read two paragraphs so far and there was nothing “chewy” about them. Well stick with me, dear reader, and you’ll find out. You see, I wanted to share a recipe with you this week – something a little different – so I went into the kitchen and whipped up some treats. They’re chewy and they’re delicious, but I have no idea what to call them! In fact, I think this would be a good time to throw our first contest. So here’s your assignment:
Make a batch of these chewy-licious babies and come up with a cool name for them. The winner will receive a free bag of our awesome Fudge Brownie Mix! E-mail your entry by November 1, 2011 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
????? – Two Ways
White Chocolate: Dark Chocolate:
15 gr butter 15 gr butter
60 gr white chocolate (chopped) 60 gr dark chocolate (chopped)
40 gr candied peanuts 40 gr hazelnuts
30 gr dried cranberries 30 gr raisins
100 gr marshmallows (cut in half) 100 gr marshmallows (cut in half)
½ cup granola ½ cup granola
½ cup Rice Krispies ½ cup Rice Krispies
Grease or spray a square or small rectangular baking tin, line the bottom with wax paper, and grease or spray again.
Melt the butter over low heat in a pot or large frying pan (use a non-stick pan for easy clean-up). Add the chocolate and stir with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until melted. Add the marshmallows and continue stirring until melted. Remove from the heat, add the rest of your ingredients, and stir.
Quickly transfer mixture to the prepared pan, spread and flatten (I found the easiest way to do this was to use a greased sheet of wax paper and press it down with my hands). Let it cool and then transfer it to the refrigerator. When it is cold, turn it out onto a cutting board, remove the wax paper, and cut into pieces. Serve or store in the refrigerator in a sealed plastic container (be sure to put wax paper between layers or they’ll stick to each other).
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go make a pig of myself!
Let them eat cake!