Thursday, 8 July 2010
I am a sucker for all things kitchenware. Often in my wanderings in the food blogosphere, I spy other bloggers' amazing kitchens and their enviable collection of kitchen gadgets and machinery. And I turn into a wee green-eyed monster and basically covet everything in their kitchens. So I thought I'd share my moments of envy with you all in a new baking = love feature: the Green-Eyed Gadget Monster.
My penchant for kitchen appliances includes a healthy obsession with baking pans. Ooooh baking pans. Lately, I've been lusting over this mini rose bundt pan and when I read this post from spoonful of sugah and her rave review about the Nordic ware pan, I just couldn't stop thinking about it.
All day at work, in between reviewing contracts and drafting memos, I was imagining all the yummy wee cakes that would look oh-so pretty as roses. It kept me up last night, tossing and turning - would the 12 muffin 1/2 cup capacity pan be better, or the 6 muffin 3/4 cup capacity be more practical? Dainty and pretty vs hearty and substantial?
C reckons it's all a bit silly, you have plenty of muffin tins, Nessie, he says.
Me: But they're not rose shaped muffin tins...
C: They'll taste the same you know.
Me: Yeah but they will be prettier, you eat with your eyes first, C. So there.
I think I won that wee argument don't cha think?
But then there's the price consideration: NZD$70 - is that just far too expensive for a pan? And a matter of priorities: should I get this rose pan first OR the madeleine pan that I've had my beady little eyes on?