Foodie Friday: Birthday Pull Apart Cake


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Sorry, this is a little late in the evening for a few of our readers. I was out celebrating my belated birthday with a few friends (who happen to be my childrens old ABA’s. Sad or awesome?). So, I am finally getting around to this post.

Last weekend was my birthday. No, I will not share my age. Age is just a number; no more. I was on Pinterest the previous Friday night when I ran across this pin, from Chef in Training

Cake Batter Pull Bread from chef-in-training.com ...This recipe is seriously SO good and extremely simple to make!

 

Awesome, huh? I decdied that Hubs needed to make this for me. And he did.

 

 

Did it look like the photo? Um, no! A profession chef made that and probably did some great food camera photo magic. Did I have to make my own birthday cake? NO, and that was the best part. However, the cake was undeniably delectable and the kids ate it.

Taken from www.Chef-in-training.com

Cake Batter Pull Bread

Cake Batter Pull Bread from chef-in-training.com ...This recipe is seriously SO good and extremely simple to make!

  • Yield: 1 loaf

This recipe is so simple and rediculously delicious!

INGREDIENTS

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INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Slice bread to make 1/2-1 inch sections slicing almost all the way to the bottom of the loaf. Be careful not to cut too far or to cut through. I used a serrated knife and cut on inch slices all the way down the width way of the loaf. Then I used my kitchen sheers to snip the 1/2-1 inch sections on each row, just to avoid any of them tearing off. Place loaf on cookie sheet.
  2. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, yellow cake mix and cinnamon. Stir to evenly mix together. Set aside.
  3. Evenly pour and distribute melted butter between each of the sections, making sure to get in-between each one. Trust me, you want the buttery goodness 🙂 If you need more butter, simply melt as much more as needed.
  4. Evenly sprinkle/pour sugar/cake mix mixture between each of the sections. Rub in to cover them if necessary. Be care not to tear any of the sections.
  5. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes.
  6. While Cake Batter Pull Bread is baking, make the glaze. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and beat until smooth. Add more powdered sugar/milk as needed to reach desired consistency. Drizzle as much as desired over warm bread. Sprinkle with some added sprinkles if desired. Serve warm.

 

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My Mommy Salary


After I had my first spawn and was out of work for maternity leave, I started writing down all the things I had become. I originally planned to go back to work after my leave was up, but life plans changed and we ended moving several states away. As women, we are naturally programmed to feel unsecured when it comes to finances. At least for me, money is the highest on my list for brining about small panics attacks at bill time. So when I found out maternity leave was paid- panic attacks stopped; for a while anyways. But it gave me time to think about all the new jobs I was starting. Chef, banker, taxi driver, tax accountant, nanny, butler, maid, and the list can keep going. I thought I’d be rich if I was actually paid for those jobs that are now collectively called being a parent. And then I thought how awesome it would be for my own personal knowledge to know a salary. Since I wasn’t working I felt less of a adult and less of a contributing member of our family. So to give myself a much needed pat on my back, I researched what my salary would be as all those things. And wouldn’t you know; apparently I’m not the only one needing some self satisfaction. Below is a generalization for most moms.

So here you go- a calculator to figure out what you would make if you actually got paid for all the jobs you do as a parent.