Happy New Year, you guys! I took a couple of weeks off to decompress from the holidays and all that jazz, but I’m BACK. For this post I’ve teamed up with La Brea Bakery to bring you two really great things.
1. A GIVEAWAY! Now is your chance to win two tickets to the Super Bowl, including hotel and airfare! That’s pretty amazing right? All you have to do is enter here and take a little interactive quiz. If you’re lucky you’ll be sitting in the stadium screaming your head off over goals and touchdowns, or whatever they’re called, before you know it!
2. I may not know a lot about football, but I do know about food. La Brea Bakery’s Telera Roll Sliders are perfect for Super Bowl Sunday. I grew up eating telera, it’s a Mexican bread that is similar to French bread. It’s soft and airy and can be used for any kind of sandwhich. EVEN ICE CREAM SANDWICHES!I’m not always in the mood for ice cream sandwiches that are made with cookies. They’re just a little too much for me. I know. I’m weird. I do, however, enjoy an ice cream sandwich made on bread. Telera bread happens to be perfect for this. It has a nice crust but is still soft and easy to eat.
I like to do a little sugar brulee on the bread before filling it with ice cream. To do this, you put a thin later of room temperature butter on the bread, and sprinkle sugar over it.
Then place the bread under your broiler so it bubbles up and caramelizes. Just like you’d see on creme brulee.
Let the bread cool and then fill it with ice cream. Delicious! You should definitely try serving these at your Super Bowl party.
Don’t forget to buy your talera sliders and enter the sweepstakes! Good luck!
You guys didn’t think I would leave you in 2014 without a drink recipe did you? If you want to do something other than champs, try this Remsen Cooler. It’s gin based because gin is my favorite.
This recipe is an oldie, but a goodie. It’s a mild cocktail so you can drink your way into the new year and not pass out before the ball drops.
Recipe makes one drink.
2 oz dry gin
Juice of 1 lemon
Top it off with club soda
Serve in a tall glass over ice
Happy New Year! Let’s hope 2015 is amazing.
Champagne. Donuts. My thought process for this was simple, I love champagne and I love donuts soooo… let’s make champagne donuts! And let’s put champagne in the glaze too, because obviously. Drop donuts are super easy because you basically just mix up the batter and drop spoonfuls of it into frying oil. They magically puff up into golden nuggets of yum.
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup champagne or sparkling wine (I recommend ‘extra dry’)
1 cup sugar
3 cups cake flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons fresh ground nutmeg
Heat oil to 375 degrees. Beat together the eggs, vanilla, sugar, and champagne. Sift the dry ingredients into the egg mixture. Mix with a wooden spoon until just combined. Use a small ice cream scoop or tablespoon to drop mixture into hot frying oil and fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes.
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup champagne
In a small bowl whisk together the powdered sugar and champagne until smooth, adding the champagne slowly. The glaze should be about the consistency of heavy cream.
While they’re still warm, dip the donuts into the glaze and then place on a cooling rack. Let cool and then serve.
They’re crispy on the outside and fluffy cake on the inside. These donuts are perfect for a New Years Eve party, Valentine’s Day, a fancy luncheon, brunch, whatever! Eat them in your pajamas while watching Grey’s Anatomy. Who even needs a reason? Just do it.