If you know me- then you know that baking is like second nature to me. Flavor combinations, getting creative in the kitchen is something that I’ve always loved – from the time that mom let me do my thing in the kitchen. I like to create and the kitchen is one of those spaces where I can do just that- if it sounds good- I will try it, even if others may look at me as though I’ve lost my marbles- (which happens probably more than people realize, or if you know me in my everyday life- then you can probably ‘get it’). I like to do things my style even if it means that it doesn’t follow the norm, but I digress- well, sort of.
Nordic Ware is one of my favorite brands for pans. (No they didn’t pay me to say that- it’s the facts.) Aside from the fact that they are made in the good ole U S of A, their quality is second to none. Le Creuset is another one of my favorites, but right now we’re talking Nordic Ware.
Most of you know, and some of you may not, that my business is also making life a little sweeter for others. I have a small baking company, which feeds my passion to learn, to be challenged, to create, and to bring joy to others. All things that are important to me. Despite my love of pans and gorgeous cookware, I try to not be an impulse shopper when it comes to products, including baking tools, pans and the like. What I do- is I make a list of things that I really want and I let it sit and percolate if you will. Over time, I’ll realize that some things really were impulses and I scratch them off the list, while others linger.
The Nordic Ware Heritage pans were amongst the items that lingered, in this case for more than a year. Last week, I decided to take the plunge and order the Heritage bunt pan, leaving the Heritage bundtlet pan behind. Two days later, I caved and ordered those too. I couldn’t help myself. It’s been on the list for more than a year. Some things you know you are meant to have.
The Heritage bundt pan arrived today and I will admit I felt joyous opening the box. After I ooohed and ahhed over the pan, I immediately started thinking about cakes I wanted to bake and who I wanted to bake them for. Plus how gorgeous and impressive they would be for my customers.
A new pan is a great muse for inspiration, especially when it’s Nordic Ware. As far as that first cake— I’m still deciding, but a lemon-ginger-cardamon flavor combination is swimming in my head. The big decision now is – do I experiment now, or do I wait until my Whole 30 is complete, so I can enjoy the fruits of my labor? Decisions, decisions! Thank you Nordic Ware for making an amazing product.
Oh- and just as the Heritage fell of my ‘list’, now the new crown pan has made it to the list. It is even more impressive than the Heritage- What’s a girl to do?