For information on library services during Covid-19, click here. Please call 765-653-2755 for more information.

Tag: culinary

Library of Things: Nordic Ware Caterpillar Cake Pan

Library of Things: Nordic Ware Caterpillar Cake Pan

Who says you have to wait for a caterpillar to turn into a butterfly for it to be fun? With the Nordic Ware Caterpillar Cake Pan, you can turn any humdrum cake into a cool caterpillar confection! This cast aluminum bake pan features eight separate sections that each fits the mold of a part of a caterpillar. After baking the eight sections can be combined and decorated to create one marvelous, happy caterpillar. Each section is perfectly portioned for singular or shared eating! The aluminum pan promotes even cooking and is non-stick to allow for easy release and cleaning. The total batter capacity of this pan is 5-cups, making it perfect for creating a different kind of birthday cake. This pan is ideal for those who like a little more design with their dessert.

-Description

Staff Review & Tips

You will need five cups of batter for this pan. Make sure you spray the pan with cooking spray really good because all of the curves in it make this pan a little harder to clean. This is a great pan if you want to have a Hungry Caterpillar Party.

Suggestions

We followed the instructions of the cake batter that we used. You can use a toothpick to help loosen the cake. Then we placed a cookie sheet over it and flipped it to get the pieces out. Take your time cleaning this pan because there are lots of curves that need to be cleaned on it.

Library of Things: Wilton Countless Celebrations Set

Photo of Wilton Countless Celebrations Cake Pan box

Library of Things: Wilton Countless Celebrations Set

Photo of Wilton Countless Celebrations Cake Pan box

It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to personalize any party to celebrate every special occasion. Use one pan to bake cakes shaped like letters A-Z and numbers 0-9, perfect for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, and so much more. The Countless Celebrations, letters, and numbers pan set to celebrate every special occasion. The complete set includes a 14.5 x 9-inch non-stick cake pan, featuring a grid-guide bottom, eight pan inserts, one angled cutter, and easy picture instructions. Plus, the inserts nest neatly inside the pan for convenient storage.

Description

Staff Review & Tips

I used one brownie mix to make the letter J. My brownie was short, so I would use two boxes of whatever mix you want to use. I sprayed the rectangle pan and all the pieces I used with cooking spray. There were very mild places where the mix went past the interchangeable inserts; make sure you fit the pieces snug in place and try not to move the pan around a lot.

Danielle Featherston, Technical Services Director

Tip: Use two boxes of cake mix, spray all parts you are using, and remember to clean well before returning to the library.

Discover

Library of Things: Zoie + Chloe 3-Piece Dough Press Set

Library of Things: Zoie + Chloe 3-Piece Dough Press Set

Make hand pies, dumplings, empanadas, and more with Zoie + Chloe's dough press set. The once labor-intensive process has been reduced to four simple steps: cut, fill, fold, and press to seal. These three dough presses have diameters of 4", 5" and 6". They feature a decorative crimped edge design, and the dough cutter on the back of the press cuts dough to fit the press perfectly. It is excellent for dumplings, ravioli, calzones, piroshkis, empanadas, pierogies, and pastries of all kinds. They are easy to care for and dishwasher safe.

Description

Staff Review & Tips

Frozen dough circles can be used or rolling puff pastry about 1/16 of an inch in thickness and cut with the dough press you want to use, like in the video shown below, to make the appropriate size. Tip: Spray the inside of the crimpers with baking spray before placing the cut dough on the crimpers. Watch out for over stuffing. You can then bake for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees, air fry, or deep fry.

Discover

Inspiration

There are so many options on Pinterest and the web to find recipes to use these. I used keywords like dough press recipes, hand pies, dumplings, ravioli, calzones, piroshkis, empanadas, and pierogis to find tons of great recipes to use these for different meals. If you have an air fryer, then you can put that in your search also.

Family Nailed-It

It’s going to get messy in the kitchen–but that’s okay! Families are invited to join us for a Nailed It style bake-off via Google Meet. Register by filling out the online form or by emailing ys@pcpl21.org.

Here’s what you need to know:

Your team can consist of as many family household members as you want.

Each team needs to have two round cake layers baked and cooled for the challenge. These should be made ahead of time. You can bake your cakes from scratch or use a boxed mix.

We’ll give you the challenge at the start of the event and you will use the cake layers to assemble it and use items you have at home to help decorate the cake. We recommend you have your favorite icing on hand.

This is meant to be fun but our judges will also pick a winner.…

Cooking With Miss Krista

AUGUST 14

Ms. Krista is cooking from American Girl: Around the World Cookbook! Ingredients are below if you’d like to follow along.

Ingredients: 4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth 2 cups water 1/4 cup soy sauce 3 tablespoons ketchup 9 ounces ramen noodles 8 ounces mushrooms (shiitake, cremini, or white), caps thinly sliced 1/2 cup shelled edamame 4 green onions

AUGUST 28

Ms. Krista is cooking lunch from Kids Bake! Ingredients are below if you’d like to follow along.

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 large egg 1 cup fresh blueberries

Watch Videos Here

Skip to content