Thursday, September 23, 2004

Opening Menu 

Even though the temperatures are still in the 90's, we've been working on perfecting the soups and savories we hope to offer when we open.

We have 2 menus ready: one for the bank financed Grand Opening, and one for the mortgaged Grand Opening.

Just because that's the way I am, I will offer you the financed Grand Opening, and let you drool over what you'll have to delay enjoying if we have to rely on the mortgaged Grand Opening.

For your delectation:

~ ~~Cracked Cauldron Menu~~ ~

Brewed Coffees
Cuppa Joe (7 oz cup endless refills in store, Cauldron Brew or Columbian Decaf)
Big Joe (no refills, 16 oz, choice of Cauldron Brew, Kaldi's, Stellar Brew, Zen Blend, Wicked Wolf, Deadman's Reach, Ethiopian Mokka Harrar, Sulawesi Toraja, Yemeni Moka, or Sumatra Mandheling, or decafs of Columbian, Sumatran, or Peruvian)

Espressos, Blends, and Special Coffees
Single Espresso
Double Espresso
Cafe con Leche
Cafe Mocha
Viennesse Espresso
Iced Coffees
Frosted Cappuccinos

Iced Tea, Sweetened or unsweetened
Hot Black Tea
Snow Monkey Plum Tea, hot or cold
Jasmine Tea hot or cold
Spiderleg Green Tea, hot or cold
Apricot Tea, hot or cold
Peppermint Tea hot or cold,
Chamomile Tea hot or cold
Herbal Tea Blends hot or cold

Other Beverages
Italian Sodas
Sodas (Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper, Root Beer, Sprite, Mountain Dew...)
Cold Milk
Hot Milk

Flavorings - may be added to any coffee, tea, soda, or milk
Chocolate, Vanilla, Coconut, Strawberry, Cherry, Orange, Pineapple, Coffee, Mint, Apple, Cinnamon, Almond, Caramel, Butterscotch, Apricot, Banana, Rose, Lemon, Lime, Ginger, Grape, Hazelnut, Pecan, pomogranate, Raspberry, Creme, Cranberry, Blackberry, Chestnut, Guava, Sarsaparilla, Blueberry, Papaya, Peanut, Marshmallow, Pear, Lavendar, Violet, Jasmine, Indian Spice, Chinese Spice, Scandinavian Spice

That's the Coffeehouse part of the Cracked Cauldron. Now for the yummy part: food!

Bread and Rolls
Bacon Bread This bread is made from 12 full ounces of bacon, delicately seasoned, and delicious as a snack bread, as a sandwich bun, toasted for a BLT, or fried with an egg in the middle. It makes a great grilled cheese sandwich, too. Use the rolls as soup bowls for chowder.
Mediterannean Olive Bread Made with three delicious olives, this savory bread goes with practically any sandwich filling, or as a snack with a light spreading of pesto.
Pepperoni Bread Made with frshly sliced pepperonis and garlic, this bread pairs up with tomato soup, or dips well in marinara sauce or flavored oils.
Landbrot A sourdough recipe using the Sigfried Starter brought back from a small German village, this light rye is the perfect smorgasbord bread. Try it the way the village children loved it best - lightly buttered with colorful sugar sprinkles dashed across it. Rolls of this bread make wonderful soup bowl for any stew. Try it with a German Hunter's Stew!
Sourdough White Made with the Penelope Starter, this sourdough is light and sassy. Sliced or as rolls, it carries any topping or soup well.
Gluten-free Corn Bread This bread has no wheat, oats, rye, barley, or durham, but instead is made from corm meal, rice and potato flour.
Gluten-free Wild Rice Bread This bread is made with wild rice, rice flour, and potato flour, contains no wheat, barley, oats, durham, or rye.
In addition to these breads, which we carry daily, we also offer weekly and monthly specialty breads from a featured continent, pairing them with coffees, teas, and pastries from the same country, so you may experience the world in flavor.

We offer 2 styles of cakes: Bundts and multi-layered tortes. The bundt cakes are glazed, and the tortes are layered with whipped buttercream frostings.
Chocolate Chai Rose a rich chocolate cake spiced with cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, anise, with a mint or coffee glaze.
Lemon Spice Bundt A luscious lemon cake subtly spiced with cardamom, cumin, white pepper, anise, and more lemon, glazed in vanilla or chocolate.
Cream Cheese Pound Cake a densely rich pound cake perfect for coffee or cocoa, lightly glazed with cinnamon.
Black Forest Kirsch Torte Layers of rich German Chocolate cake, cherries, whipped coffee cream, topped with shaved chocolate.
Italian Creme Torte Layers of pistachio cream white cake, whipped delicate orange cream, topped with powdered cocoa and pistachios.
Raspberry Almond Torte Layers of moist golden cake, raspberries and sauce, whipped almond creme, topped with toasted almonds.
Gluten-free Torte Layers of gluten-free chocolate cake, hazelnut cream, coffee cream, topped with toasted hazelnuts.
Banana Nut Torte Layers of rich vanilla genoise, bananas, raisins, whipped rum creme, topped with toasted pecans.
Butter Pecan Torte Layers of rich pecan genoise, crushed pecans, brown sugar cinnamon buttercream, topped with pecans and a dusting of cinnamon.
Carrot Cake Layers of dense and moist carrot cake alternating with whipped cream cheese frosting, topped with walnuts.
Nutmeg Angel Food Cake A light and airy confection with an exotic flavor.

Sweet Pies - Yes, we have to specify, because we also make savory pies. These pies are made in individual galettes and 9" family pie sizes.
Seasonal Fruit Pies The fruits are locally grown, and purchased at the peak of ripeness to be made into pies just for you: Strawberry, Blueberry, Blackberry, Apple, Pear, Peach, Plum, Sandplum, Passionfruit, Raspberry, Grape.
Trans-Seasonal Fruit Pies These fruit pies are made from fruits imported from outside of Oklahoma, and so transcend the seasons: Apple, Peach, Pear, Pumpkin, Cranberry-Cherry.
Chocolate Silk Pie
Lemon Meringue

Pastries These are the treats that don't fit under other categories.
Eclairs Offered in 2 sizes: bite sized morsels and the standard length, filled with Bavarian cream and topped with a dark chocolate glaze.
Cream Puffs Airy pockets of pastry filled with creams and/or fruits, dusted with powdered sugar.
Danishes Flaky pastries filled with fruits or cheese, and lightly glazed.
Croissants Plain or filled with chocolate, buttery rich and flaky.
Celtic Knot Fruit Rolls Twisted as only a Celt can, these fruity sweet rolls are delicious with coffee or cocoa.
Orange Cinnamon Rolls

Chocolate Chip
Peanut Butter
Three Graces - A fortuitious blend of Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, and Oatmeal into one glorious cookie.
King's Cookies The Queen may have her tarts, but the King has this melt-in-your-mouth pecan filled cookie.
Billy Goats - This cookie is practically a meal in itself, packed with fruits, nuts, oats, and carrots.
Gingerbread - assorted kinds - thick chewy bars, gingerbread people and pets, or lightly glazed cake-like fingers.
Frosty Pumpkin - Soft and fragrant, these orange or lemon frosted cookies are perfect all year round.
Dragon Eyes A chocolate cookie with a creamy chocolate pupil, perfect for Game Night Snacks.
Dream Bars
Pecan Bars
Lemon Bars
Biscottis A flavorful variety of biscottis to enjoy with your coffee, tea, or cocoa.

Savoury Pies These are hand held dinner-type pies, crusty, savoury, filling.
Pot Roast Pie A crusty pie filled with roast beef, carrots, potatoes, peas, and corn in a flavorful sauce.
Chicken inna Crust Chunks of chicken, carrots, celery, and corn in a creamy sauce tucked into a holdable crust.
Koulibiaca Rice and vegetables in a flaky crust - butter sauce available. Take the sauce, you won't regret it!
Calzone Marinara sauce, cheese, pepperonis, tucked into a chewy fold-over crust.
Spanakopita Spinach and cheese filled hand pie, with little chunks of potato.
Chicken Aloute a breast of chicken, wrapped in herbs and 4 cheeses inside a flaky crust and topped with sesame seeds.

Soups If you'd rather have your meal in a cup than a crust, these soups will satisfy you.
Classic Chicken Noodle This classic soup of noodles, chicken, and carrots in a rich broth will comfort you all year round. In the summer, we lighten it with a dash of lemon.
Pease Porridge Hot Green and rich with the flavor of split peas, potatoes, onions, and carrots, you won't miss meat with this soup.
Buffalo Breath Chili Filled with meat, beans, garlic, onions, and spices, this chili will ward off the winter blues.
Bruno's Beef Stew Good enough to bring a bear out of hibernation, this stew is jammed with beef, carrots, potatoes, onions, and tomatoes in a savory sauce.
Other soups and stews will appear as weekly or monthly specials, gleaned from all around the world.

Remember, this is our full opening menu. If we have to duck to Plan Z, it will be much abbreviated, and will expand to this more slowly.

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