With Thanksgiving just passed and Christmas fast approaching, it got me thinking about things that we do for the holidays. The traditions we follow every year and don’t feel complete unless we do. These traditions can be anything from decorating the tree over Thanksgiving weekend, going out into the craziness that is Black Friday, making cut-out sugar cookies, or anything else your family may do. But, have you ever thought of doing something different? Are you an adventurer or a traditionalist?
A few years ago I would have said I was a traditionalist, but now I think I lean more toward being an adventurer, well at least when it comes to my baking. In the beginning I would only bake simple cakes and cookies, nothing too fancy. Now, I look for any excuse to bake something different. I hate making something everyone else makes. I WANT to be different.
One of my first real adventure was a pineapple upside down cake. I know you might be thinking that isn’t too adventurous and I would agree normally. But this time I made them individual servings.
It was much easier than I thought it would be. There was only one downside to the whole process. I used a regular size muffin tin and a full pineapple slice does not fit right. I ended up cutting the slices to fit. Next time I will use a jumbo muffin tin. Here is a link to the recipe if you would like to try it yourself…Pineapple Upside Down Cakes.
Over time I have tried things like a Peanut Butter and Jelly Snack Bar and a Pig-Picking Cake. I hope to be able to try just about any recipe that I come across. My biggest problem is finding people to try them all. Any takers?
So, are you an Adventurer or a Traditionalist?