I have recently read an article on food trends from 2012 that people are tired off. Among them was baker’s twine, cake mix, cake pops and treats stuffed with treats.
That had me thinking. So, today I have a question for you, my dear readers.
What is your stand on stuffed treats?
I have been looking at all the posts from the last year and noticed that I never made a cupcake stuffed with candy. No stuffed cookies or cakes either. There seemed to be a trend to stuff everything ( especially with Oreos ) and I never quite got on it.
Just not stuff things with things. I love layered desserts, where everything compliments each other, but I am not sure how you can enjoy a cupcake that has a sandwich cookie inside. Maybe I am just weird like that…
Anyhow, how about oatmeal. We love oatmeal around here and I have been having a baked version on my mind for a while now. The fact that we recently received a box of pears from Harry and David’s helped me here quite a bit. These delicious pears had to make an appearance. Which means I got lucky saving a couple for my baked oatmeal. The rest was disappearing quickly among my kiddos and the Hubs.
So in case you are trying to get your breakfast out of boring, here is an idea for you.
Caramel pears and brown butter baked oatmeal.
Brown butter is the trend I definitely follow and will for a while. Caramelizing a fruit and adding it to oatmeal with a drizzle of brown butter – now that’s a breakfast! Add a dollop of Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of freshly grated nutmeg or cinnamon and serve.
Talk to me: stuffed treats - yay or nay?