I’m not sure Pampered Chef designed their mini muffin pan to encourage family conversation around the dining table, but perhaps they should market it as a talking tool!
Mine arrived on Friday and on Saturday we made mini chocolate orange tarts (well they only take about 30 minutes from start to finish).
Yesterday (Sunday), I made mini Yorkshire puddings to go with our roast chicken dinner and mini jam sponges for pudding (I would have taken a picture, but they were too nice and we ate them).
The thing is though, sitting at the table with these tiny delights on our plates, my husband, son and I have had long conversations about what you could make. There has been talk of miniature pineapple upside down cakes, mini treacle sponge puddings, Yorkshire puds with pastrami and gerkin (turning them into New York puds), half cherries topped with chocolate sponge, coconut and red jam topped with sponge, bacon and egg (with a blob of cooked bacon and a bit of whisked egg added and cooked for breakfast bites).
I’ve been tasked to make pastry, turn it into little balls and then freeze sets of said pastry balls ready for Christmas so that we can make pies whenever we have a fancy.
The collective excitement that a non-stick pan has generated in our house has been wonderful, and so have the mini delights.