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Five Famous Holiday Fireplaces

Five Famous Holiday Fireplaces

It’s December which means the holiday season is officially in full swing here at Aqua Quip. We think that nothing says “Happy Holidays” quite like a roaring Regency Fireplace and Hollywood has historically agreed! Check out some famous holiday Fireplaces from your favorite festive films and be amazed at the coziness a fireplace, insert, and stove provides.

 

WHEN YOU’VE GOT THE WHOLE PLACE TO YOURSELF

Macaulay Culkin’s character Kevin Mccallister might have been a bit surprised, at first, to find himself home alone on Christmas Eve, but he very quickly took advantage of the solitude and his lovely hearth, pictured above, played no small part in the festivities. There’s something to be said about a little holiday alone time, especially when it’s paired with a roaring Regency Fireplace, but hopefully your Christmas doesn’t end up being crashed by two brazen burglars like Kevin’s was.

 

PROOF THAT FIREPLACES ARE MAGICAL

Okay, maybe Harry Potter isn’t necessarily a series of “Holiday” films and books, but they totally had some Christmas scenes and the Great Hall’s fireplace is nothing to cast Aqua Eructo at! Thankfully in the real world you don’t have to worry about trolls, hippogriffs, and He Who Must Not Be Named and even better a Regency Fireplace from Aqua Quip is WAY more magical!

 

WARNING, FIREPLACES MAY CAUSE HEART GROWTH OF 300%

Here at Aqua Quip, we don’t condone hiding in your Regency Fireplace, unless of course your intent is to ruin Christmas for Whoville, or get severe burns. If you consider yourself a pretty grumpy person, especially around the holidays, you might consider warming up your personality with a new fireplace from Aqua Quip! It worked for the Grinch who can now often be found lounging in front of a roaring fire, happy that the Holidays are upon us.

 

AVOID BEING FROZEN THIS WINTER

Parents who’ve seen Frozen 100s of times have likely grown tired of the verbose snowman Olaf. Thankfully, Regency Fireplaces are perfectly designed to combat uncanny creatures made of snow and ice! Pictured above is Olaf’s last moments before succumbing to the warm glow of what must be a Regency Heater-Rated fireplace.

 

FACE YOUR FAMILY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

While we may not be able to replicate the in-your-face look that Tim Allen’s above hearth has, a Regency Fireplace from Aqua Quip has plenty of options to make a statement to your friends and family this holiday season. With dozens of color, face, and fill options to choose from, make Aqua Quip your only stop this Winter for your heating needs.

 

Everyone’s Favorite Holiday Breakfast Treat!

Everyone’s Favorite Holiday Breakfast Treat!

It isn’t the holidays without homemade cinnamon rolls! Here is this week’s Recipe of the Week from Weber Grills featuring Iced Cinnamon Rolls – ON THE GRILL!

Cinnamon Rolls from Weber
Serves: 6 to 12 (makes 12 rolls) // Prep time: 40 minutes | Rising time: about 1½ hours, plus 1 hour standing time | Grilling time: about 1 hour | Special equipment: stand mixer with paddle and dough hook attachments, 10-inch cast-iron skillet or grill-proof baking pan

INGREDIENTS

DOUGH

  • 1¼ cups warm whole milk (100° to 110°F), divided
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 packet (¼ ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 6 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, divided, plus more for dusting
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

FILLING

  • 1 cup lightly packed light brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened, divided

ICING

  • ½ cup cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer whisk ½ cup of the milk, 1 tablespoon of the sugar, and the yeast and let stand until frothy, about 5 minutes. Using the paddle attachment with the mixer on low speed, add the remaining ¾ cup milk, the remaining ¼ cup sugar, the salt, and eggs and beat for 1 minute. Change to the dough hook and add 5½ cups of the flour. Starting on low speed and working slowly up to medium, mix until the dough is fairly smooth, about 3 minutes. Reduce the speed to medium-low and add ½ cup butter and the remaining ½ cup flour. Transfer the dough to a floured work surface and knead until the dough is soft, smooth, and no longer sticky, about 2 minutes. Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1½ hours.
  2. Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. Press the dough down, and then turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough two to three times, and then roll out into a 24-inch long by 12-inch wide rectangle. Spread the dough all over (do not leave a border) with ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons of the butter. Sprinkle evenly with the cinnamon sugar. Starting at the long side closest to you, tightly roll up the dough, and then pinch the seam closed. Cut the log of dough into 12 two-inch pieces. Generously grease the bottom and sides of a 10-inch cast-iron skillet with the remaining butter and arrange the rolls, cut side up, in a single layer. Cover with aluminum foil and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour, or refrigerate overnight. (If refrigerating, return to room temperature before proceeding.)
  3. Prepare the grill for indirect cooking over medium heat (as close to 375°F as possible).
  4. Place the skillet with the rolls covered with foil over indirect medium heat, close the lid, and cook for 25 minutes. Wearing insulated barbecue gloves, rotate the skillet 180 degrees, close the lid, and cook for 10 minutes. Remove the foil from the skillet and continue cooking until the dough is cooked through and the tops are lightly browned, 20 to 30 minutes more. Remove from the grill, set on a heatproof surface, and let cool for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, make the icing.
  5. In a large bowl stir the cream cheese and milk. Sift the confectioners’ sugar into the bowl, and then stir to combine. Add the vanilla and salt and whisk until smooth. Spread the icing over the top of the rolls and let stand for 10 minutes. Using a thin-edged knife, cut between the seams of the rolls and transfer to a platter or cooling rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe from Weber Grills