A belated happy Thanksgiving to anyone who celebrates it! I’m still on the thanksgiving-prep-stress-train right now because I’m hosting turkey day for 13 people on Sunday. There’s gonna be parsnip & sage stuffing, double roasted cauliflower cheese, duck fat potatoes, sauteed brussels sprouts, and of course a turkey (which I’m attempting to spatchcock. Wish me luck).
I’m not great at cooking for large groups of people becuase my brain can’t handle scaled up recipes so I have to plan and prep way in advance. However I’ve always been the designated holiday dessert maker so I’m used to baking a LOT of dessert. For a few years now I’ve made rugelach each Thanksgiving and so now it’s become a kind of strange tradition. This time I’m using a challah bread dough instead of the usual flaky pastry – I did a test run of the recipe last week and it was goooooood. Like mini chocolate croissants. I inhaled about 10, obviously.
There’s no pie this year becuase pecans and maple syrup for one pie cost as much as my weekly food shop!! Instead I’m making an apple cinnamon cake with (maple-flavoured) salted caramel sauce and sourdough shortbread crumble. #casual.