FOOD FUN: Waffle Cakes

Are waffle cakes the next cake trend, following cake pops, ombre cakes, mug cakes and unicorn cakes? We don’t know, because we’ve only come across them in an article published 18 months ago. No recipes have come over the transom; no waffle cake book has been published. Instead of baking cake layers, you make waffles.…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: St Pierre Bakery Brioche & Belgian Waffles

[1] Delicious brioche can be eaten plain or with a spread, here Nutella (all photos courtesy St Pierre Bakery). [2] A more elegant breakfast pastry: a chocolate chip brioche roll. [3] Individually-wrapped waffles in butter or cinnamon-sugar flavors can be grab-and-go snacks, warmed for breakfast, topped for dessert, or turned into sandwiches like this ham…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Mushroom Toast

[1] Mushroom toast. Serve it any time of the day, including with a leisurely glass of wine or beer (photo courtesy Edwards Dessert Kitchen). [2] A wealth of mushrooms from which to choose (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [3] Lobster mushrooms. If you can find them, they add color to the plate (photo courtesy Baldor Food).…
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PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK: Granola, Sparkling Diet Cranberry & Great Snacks

[1] Rustic chic granola from Banner Road Bakery (photo courtesy Banner Road Baking Co.). [2] Yummy yogurt bars—refrigerated, not frozen—from Clio Snacks. The halved bars show the consistency of the yogurt (photos courtesy Clio Snacks). [3] Sparkling Diet Cranberry from Ocean Spray: just 10 calories a can (photo courtesy Ocean Spray).   We’re fortunate that…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Use Your Waffle Or Pizzelle Maker For Savory Sandwich Cones

[1] Shrimp, remoulade and crunchy red cabbage: our inspiration for today’s tip (photo courtesy Savannah Seafood Shack). [2] A waffle roller (at right) turns a round waffle into a cone. Here’s the technique from Celebrate-Creativity. [3] The same sandwich cone maker creates ice cream cones (photo courtesy Chef’s Choice).   A few years ago, we…
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