Sunday, September 7, 2008

It's The Great Staub Pumpkin Charlie Brown!!!


Per Williams Sonoma~Staub Pumpkin Oven, 5-Qt.

Displaying the silhouette and hue of the season’s signature squash, this versatile French cookware performs impeccably on the stovetop or in the oven, then goes right to the table for serving. Use it to simmer hearty bean dishes, soups and stews and to prepare flavorful roasts and braises. Heavy enameled cast-iron construction distributes and retains heat beautifully, promoting slow, gentle cooking. Hand-wash.

This lovely squash goes for $199.95 at WS.....I, however, being the bargain shopper I am (sha right), got lucky.......they happened to have these at the WS Outlet in Memphis and I got one for $59.95. I am sure it has a blemish on it somewhere (hence the $59.95) but I can't seem to find it. Everytime I look at this I smile. I leave it on the middle burner of my 6 burner cooktop, now that it is officially FALL/AUTUMN (officially for me anyways.......). As soon as September 1 comes, it is time to get out your pumpkins, squash, gourds, etc. I love Fall. I don't care if I am in the South and it is 90 degrees.

Vodka Mocha Bundt Cake
The southerners LOVE their bundt cake. I once made a Brioche Bostock and my husband took it into work and they said "Thanks for the Bundt Cake"....I was mortified. Anywhos, I went to a Labor Day gathering and an Infectious Diseases Doc was there and this was her contribution to the part-hay.

1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1/4 cup white sugar
1 (5.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1/4 cup vodka
1/4 cup coffee flavored liqueur
3/4 cup water

1/4 cup coffee flavored liqueur
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.
In a large bowl, combine Cake mix, sugar, pudding mix, oil, eggs, vodka, coffee liqueur and water. Mix at low speed for 1 minute and then at medium speed for 4 minutes.
Pour into prepared Bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for one hour or until toothpick inserted into middle comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto wire rack.
To make the glaze: In a medium bowl, combine 1/4 cup coffee liqueur with the confectioners sugar. Mix well and pour over cake.

And let me was DELISH. I can't wait to make this. Not boozy at all. So moist.......I can't tell you! Those Infectious Diseases Dr.'s like to part-hay let me tell you.


the Jennings secede from the South said...

So, you cooked in it? And it didn't explode so the blemish must not be THAT bad, right?

Lora said...

I want one of those-but not the $199.95 one-the $59.95 one. I AM A BARGAIN HUNTER-NEVER PAY FULL PRICE!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Love, love, love the Staub oven! I have one that I got for half price at The Rolling Pin. Not as good a bargain as yours, but what the hell! Can't wait to see what you do with it.

BTW, I'd better see you at my party! Bring the paddles! ;)

k said...

Oh I love that pumpkin pot! JUst gorgeous :)