(Thank you, Mr. Copy and Paste, for allowing me to correctly put “Bûche de Noël” in the title instead of Buche de Noel.)
I wouldn’t have even known to call it that, to be honest. I recognize the term “yule log,” but when looking at this train, that’s not what I would’ve immediately thought either. Ah well. The point is….
LOOK AT IT!
No, really look. Click through to the link, Serious Eats
, and really look at each of the train piece breakdowns. Pretty incredible, right? Each one is from a fancy schmancy bakery in New York City that become highly sought after right around Christmas for their amazing yule logs. After seeing some of the pictures of the insides, I certainly can’t blame them, but I can’t imagine paying some of those prices either.
(With Google Reader going the way of the dinosaurs, I’m forced to find a new feed reader, and so far, I haven’t found one that will allow me to export/import all of my tagged/labeled items. That’s how I’ve saved a lot of my links over the last few years and I don’t want to lose them all. Unfortunately, that also means you’re going to end up with some holiday-specific posts during times of the year where they might seem a little out of place. Oops!)
I already posted about how they like the metric system. That’s a given.
It’s not just that they use the metric system, though. It’s that any given recipe may use multiple types of measurements. It wasn’t uncommon for me to have to use the scale for weighing flour…a spoon for teaspoons….and then another type of cup for milliliters (or more likely, dig around online for a conversion). Gah! It’s bad enough having to use multiple teaspoons, tablespoons, and half cups anyway, pfft.
So after listening to me whine about this more than once, Mom sent me the above/below ‘shot glass’ measuring glass for Christmas last year. It covered every type of measuring I might encountered under the half cup mark so that I didn’t have to try to convert the measurements…. or dirty every spoon in the house.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, that’s purple leopard printed socks tucked inside….also part of my quirky gift box collection that was sent. <3