Andrea is preparing for a trip to her hometown of New Orleans (a.k.a., food-lover’s paradise), and is excited to stock up on Steen‘s, a locally produced cane syrup she’s planning to use for her signature pecan pie this Thanksgiving. Andrea also recommends a new cookbook from her “pie guru,” Kate McDermott, “The Art of the Pie,” who has deep and important things to share about pie (and, it turns out, life).
Stefin, a huge fan of the U.S. Postal Service, chooses her birthday cake from the latest issue of the King Arthur Flour Catalog (p. 47, Chocolate Macaroon Bundt Cake), and Andrea notes that she subscribes to Sift, a monthly magazine available for purchase from King Arthur.
Stefin steps away from the fridge, where she’s been eating the featured Pumpkin Buttermilk Spice Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting with her bare hands, and teaches Andrea a new vocabulary word (crenelated). Take a look at Stefin’s crenelations in the photo! Andrea reminds listeners that thrift shops are often a treasure trove of gently used baking gear, and admits to a longing for cream cheese frosting sold in airports. Finally, Stefin has a certified freak out over the wonders of Baker’s Joy baking spray — which has earned a spot in her pantry for all eternity.
Next, the hosts introduce the Cranberry Upside Down Cake from simplyrecipes.com and talk about the wonders and joys of an upside down cake in general.
Andrea and Stefin compare notes on how they store their recipes. Stefin discovers her paper filing system is totally last century after Andrea describes a fantastic app, AnyList, which helps her keep track of ingredients, recipes and shopping lists. Listeners, how do you collect and store recipes you want to try?
Stefin introduces the homemade eggnog challenge and promises it’s nothing like the stuff you buy in the stores this time of year. Aged, boozy and utterly delicious, we hope you’ll make it along with us. Start it now and be ready to toast your success in a few weeks!
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