Way back in 2013, the hubby and I sat down and watched another episode of one of our favourite YouTube channels, Laura in the Kitchen. This particular episode was for a molten lava cake, but not chocolate in flavour as you might often see. Whilst the episode was still playing, the hubby searched the interweb to find the key ingredient, which isn’t readily available in Australia, to make the scrumptious looking Butterscotch Molten Lava Cakes.
The hubby and I do love something special on the weekends for breakfast with his preference being waffles, and mine pancakes. But one thing we do agree on is nothing can beat homemade hash browns. This wasn’t the first time we have had a go at hash browns ourselves, with our first incarnation being good, but not quite good enough.
Early last year a video popped up in my YouTube subscription from the wonderful Laura Vitale, who you may remember is the source of the soft pretzel recipe, for her homemade hash browns. We finally got around to making these during my epic weekend of baking apple cake, macarons and cupcakes and needless to say we were not disappointed!
Recently the hubby and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary with a weekend away to the Blue Mountains. When I was looking for what was on that weekend I noticed that Oktoberfest was on at The Carrington but neglected to tell my husband about it. It was probably a subconscious thing (well that is what I am going with) as given I don’t drink I didn’t really find the appeal in spending our anniversary with “cheery” people.
It just so happens that we were driving down the main street of Katoomba and the hubby noticed the big tent and his eyes lit up. We parked the car and headed back towards Oktoberfest and joined the queue for a beer. The hubby was happy when he picked up his 1 litre stein of beer and I got my 300ml bottle of water. For an afternoon snack, and to soak up a little bit of the alcohol, we also bought a pretzel. This pretzel then put the idea in the hubby’s head about making our own.