Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Kiss My Bundt - A CSN Review and Giveaway

I'm a brand name snob. Not when it comes to groceries - I will buy knock offs like Oatty Os and Crispy Rice like nobody's business. But, when new kitchen gadgets are involved, I feel the need to only collect the big names on the playground. For instance: Kitchenaid mixers, Silpat mats, and Le Creuset cast iron are all must haves. There's only one problem.

I can't afford my snobbery. I have a Black and Decker hand mixer and a no-name silicone mat. I don't even own a cast iron pan. Shame on me.

Luckily, a magically fairy (named CSN Stores) came a-knocking on my door. They offered me a gift certificate so I could review something bright, shiny and new for you all. Of course, I had to go with a big name. And, of course, I had to go with bakeware.

Norticware is one of those brand names that I dream having in my kitchen. Now, thanks to CSN, I'm going to have one delivered to my door. I chose one of their amazing bundt pans - mostly because I don't have one in our test kitchen yet. Now that I think about it, I don't think I've ever baked a bundt before. Horrifying, I know.

This is where the giveaway part comes in. When my new Norticware pan gets here from CSN, I'm going to need a really kick-ass recipe to try out for my official review. I need you - my baked-goods-worshiping friends - to provide me with such a recipe. And, for your yumminess, you will be rewarded with your very own bundt pan from CSN Stores. Pretty sweet deal, eh? Here's the deets for y'all:
  1. Leave a comment and link us your best bundt recipe. It can be from your own blog, or from one that you love. All that we require is that it's both unique and super yummy. 
  2. In order to be officially entered, you must follow us on Google Reader or some other RSS feed thingy. 
  3. For another entry, you can tweet: "Kiss my Bundt and win a new Norticware pan from @CCCakery and @CSNStores -"
  4. We'll be choosing our favourite recipe on Wednesday, March 9th. If we can't choose, we'll just use good ol'!
Awesome? I know. Can't wait to see all the amazing recipes come flowing in!


Lina Thomlinson said...

Congrats on scoring a CSN Stores item. I'm sure you'll love your fancy pan. My favorite bundt cake recipe is one I sort of came up with myself, mostly by cobbling together various recipes after being inspired by a Philadelphia bakery's insanely indulgent peanut butter bomb. It's a rich chocolate bundt cake layered with peanut butter mousse and topped with a chocolate glaze. I've only made it twice for special occasions but I keep wishing I had more excuses to bust out this recipe:

Lina Thomlinson said...

I also tweeted about it (@evil_lina).

Domestic Diva said...

This is my favorite, healthy and yummy:

I follow on gfc

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Danielle K said...

I follow via GFC.

I love this recipe..made it last year on St. Patty's Day and plan to do it again this year:

danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Love the play on words in your title ;)Will try to scout or make a bundt that can be kickass :) cheers

Joanne said...

That is one beautiful bundt pan! Norticware is definitely the way to go when it comes to bundts!

Monet said...

Smile. I'm a snob too when it comes to cooking/baking supplies. And I love me some bundt cake! Here is the most AMAZING cake. I bake a lot, and this is my family's absolute favorite. Choose me! Choose me!

Lea said...

Apple Cake:
2 Eggs
1 C. veg oil OR 1/2 c. oil and 1/2 c. applesauce
1/2 C. Brown sugar
3/4C. white sugar
1T cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. clove
1 1/2tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2 C. flour
1tsp. baking soda
4 C. apples, peeled, cored, and diced

---Beat oil and eggs w/ electric mixer until creamy. Add sugar and vanilla. Beat together.
Mix flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon in bowl. Slowly add mix to egg mixture. Once mixed fold in apples with a wooden spoon. Pour in greased baking dish and cook for 45mins. Or til a toothpick comes clean.

I have only ever cooked this cake in a bundt pan because I am obsessed with how moist bundt cakes are so I don't know if that makes a difference!

The Caramel Glaze:
1/2 C. butter
1/2 C. brown sugar
1/4C cream

Bring to boil 3mins. Stir to prevent burning. Remove from heat and add 1 tsp. vanilla extract. Cool slightly then add to the apple cake by drizzling atop.

Lea said...


AnneM said...

Thanks for this post! I enjoy reading it!

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