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#BlogTourCali Day 2: Miele Brunch & Westedge Design Fair

After a long night of striking poses with DXV, the gang woke up hungry for another BlogTour day. Conveniently, Day 2 began with a fantastic brunch sponsored by Miele Appliances featuring an assortment of delicious treats from the new Miele Steam Oven. In the afternoon, the bloggers made their way to the Barker Hangar for WestEdge Design Fair.

Blog Tour California Miele Brunch bloggers interior design women

The bloggers were ready to take on Day 2 of #BlogTourCali.

Designed to simplify the experience of entertaining guests, Miele’s Steam Oven makes food quickly in the comfort of your own home. Steam is considered the healthiest method of cooking food, as steam does not diminish the nutritional value of the food as do other cooking methods. Miele’s Steam Oven cooks food to its intended taste, color, and consistency with ease. The bloggers enjoyed the crisp Swiss Apple Cake fresh out of the Steam Oven.

Miele Steam Oven Swiss Apple Cake BlogTour California brunch

And now, for the recipe you’ve all been waiting for…

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 Cup + 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4-5 tbsp butter (slightly soft)
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup finely ground almonds, not mixed in dough

Filling:

  • 3-4 apples (granny smith or other sharp tasting apples, pears, or fruit
  • Topping:
  • 8 oz heavy cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Directions:

Mix together ingredients for the crust and knead to a smooth, elastic dough (can use a stand mixer). Knead briefly to bring together into a disc and wrap in plastic wrap or zip lock. Place in refrigerator to rest at least 30 min. (fits in sandwich size zip)

Roll out the pastry on a floured surface, to fit the Miele round baking tin (aka-Pizza Pan). The dough will be thin, you might want to use a rolling pin to carefully place in baking tin. Press edges to side of tin. Prick the pastry with a fork and sprinkle the crust with 1/2 cup of finely ground nuts.

Peel and core the fruit and cut into very thin slices. Arrange the fruit slices on the base.

Beat together the cream, eggs, and sugar, pour over the fruit, then bake. Do not pour the topping over the crust too far in advance of baking or the crust will get soggy.

Thank you, Miele, for a lovely brunch and an opportunity to see the Steam Oven work its magic firsthand.

Stuffed, the bloggers climbed into the BlogTour mobile and rolled on over to WestEdge for the opening day.

showfloor westedge design fair opening day

The media tour began with a stop at DXV, featuring four different movements that were showcased throughout the booth: The Classic Movement, The Golden Era Movement, The Modern Movement, and The Contemporary Movement.

DXV The Classic Movement American Standard Media tour westedge design fair

A Modenus favorite: We love the generous roll top of the St. George freestanding soaking tub and traditional tub filler.

DXV American standard westedge design fair media tour santa monica california

Director of Brand Communications and American Standard and DXV, Debbie Drury, preparing to announce the winner of #DXVStrikeapose Instagram contest.

 

Our friends at Miele were showcasing their newest accomplishment, the Miele range. Shown at WestEdge in all electric the new piece will also be available with gas burners in 30″, 36″, and 48″ models. We love the look and think the option of the electric top will have many homeowners swooning at the possibilities. The new line will be available in early 2015.

Miele Range WestEdge design fair santa monica california blogtour media tour

The Opening Night Party lured bloggers off their sore feet and onto the couches in front of the open bar.

opening night party westedge design fair santa monica california

The party featured ping pong tables by Calma E Gesso, Ty Pennington playing on said ping pong tables, music from a 20 foot high DJ booth, and one small furry celebrity.

ty pennington pingpong calma e guesso westedge design fair santa monica california

Ty Pennington trying to defend himself against the powerful strikes by WestEdge co-founder Megan Reilly

dj booth westedge design fair santa monica california

WestEdge’s very own DJ had a prominent position at the show in his 20′ high custom built tower.

jiff pom westedge design fair santa monica california

Stylish celebrity fur ball – Best dressed Pomeranian Jiff Pom was showstopper and knew it

A fabulous day and fabulous show down at the Barker Hangar. We hope to be back next year!

Stay tuned to see what happened on Day 3 of #BlogTourCali and if you missed Day 1 of Orientation and #DXVStrikeAPose, check it out here.

 

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