Showing posts with label san francisco. Show all posts
Showing posts with label san francisco. Show all posts

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Pin Attempt - Baked Cinnamon Sugar Churros

When we went to San Francisco, Ry kept walking by the churros stands begging to have one. I told him to go ahead and he never did, so when I saw cheater churros on Pinterest, I had to pin them. So, if you haven't guessed it, today's Pin Attempt is Baked Cinnamon Churros from the Six Sisters' Stuff.

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Churros

1 sheet frozen pastry puff sheet, thawed
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Here in Canada, your puff pastry sheets need to be rolled out, or at least the ones I bought needed to be. I rolled them out so that it could be cut into 8 1-inch-wide strips... I'm thinking that wasn't enough because they didn't really puff. So, if you have experience with puff pastry, just make sure your strips are cut into 1 inch widths.

From there, place the strips on a lightly greased waxed paper lined baking sheet. Bake them for 8 - 10 minute or until golden brown (mine took 12 minutes). Meanwhile, combine sugar and cinnamon, and melt the butter. When the pastry is done, remove from the oven and dip in butter, then roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Let stand on wire rack 5 minutes or until dry.

And, the verdict is... semi-fail. The pastry didn't puff enough for me but the dipped in coating was a huge hit with the hubby. I must confess, it was the first time I have used puffed pastry for baking so I have an excuse! (wink) If you do try these and they turn out, please let me know... I don't mind being the only failure! :D

Monday, March 26, 2012

I'm Back... from San Francisco!

Dear Blog, oh how I've missed you. We returned Wednesday at 2:00 am... only to turn around and wake up at 5:30 to go to work! It has been an exhausting and busy week. While away we had calls for the house, Ryan got a job interview in Alberta (which didn't turn out to be worth it) and I had a call for a new logo design! We both chuckled and said we need to go away more often... everything seems to happen.

Anyways, San Francisco was great. The weather wasn't the greatest - it rained a lot, but we enjoyed the time away together. We also discovered we're not the type to sit in one area for a whole week, we ended up renting a car to see Napa Valley and Pebble Beach... those were the best days of all... And I have to say our best meal was at The Cheesecake Factory - as some of you may know, we don't have those in Canada, it was absolutely delicious.

So, what did we do? Everything... Alcatraz, Street Cars, Cable Cars, Lombard Street, Outlet Shopping, Coast Driving, Wine Tasting... it was great. Oh and of course, I used to be a Ben & Jerry's Lover at heart, it is always a vacay treat & favorite, but now I'm hooked on Cold Stone Creamery!! Mmm... we visited twice and I'm still craving it! But, now we're back to reality and I've spent the last few days praying our house will sell so that we can buy the country charmer we found. We had a buyers come through our home yesterday, so my fingers are crossed.

Anyways, while we get ourselves back together, here are a few pics from the vacation! I hope to share more soon, but this is a good teaser.

 San Francisco Cable Car by martha.anne

San Francisco China Town by martha.anne

Pebble Beach by martha.anne

Have a great week out there! I'm hoping to have time to do a Pin attempt this week and more picture sharing!