y’know those big 4″ muffin-top pans? Great for hamburger buns. Set up the breadmaker for making dough, and drop a slightly flattened ball in each of 6 muffin-places. Makes great hamburger buns.
We’ve still got a couple of pieces of the pineapple upside down cake left. It was so thoughtful of Jane to do that for me—Mum always made that cake for my birthday, ever since I was a teenager, and I’m not inclined to bake my own birthday cake, so I wasn’t going to do it…I’d just resigned myself that I wasn’t going to have that for my birthday again.
But Jane, bless her, and I know my mum would definitely approve—found a real good recipe, and organized it all without saying a word, until the makings showed up in the groceries. She aced her very first one, right down to getting it flipped out of the pan, which is no small trick!–and not only that, her tweak to the recipe (adding a cup of fine-chopped pecans) makes it a cinch to freeze. It doesn’t go soggy, it unfreezes on the countertop in about an hour, and it’s really good. Uses an amazing amount of butter and brown sugar. And oh, it’s good. Well, tonight we do in the last of it.