Wednesday, December 26, 2018

What Should I have for Dinner? Try this Jewish Noodle Pudding Recipe

 

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What should I eat for dinner; your dinner question tonight. Make this easy noodle pudding in a jiffy. You can eat alone or share it with family and friends.

Pudding is a type of food that can be either a dessert or a savory dish.

Noodle pudding is welcoming on a cold winter day. You can cut it in its baking dish and serve it in wedges, or run a knife around it and turn it out like a cake. If you have any left over, you can wrap it in foil and heat it in a toaster oven, or microwave uncovered slices on a plate. No stress!


NOODLE PUDDING INGREDIENTS:

1 pound wide noodles 
1 quart buttermilk 
4 eggs 
1/2 cup sugar (or less) 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1/8 (2 tablespoons) butter or margarine 


COOKING DIRECTIONS:

1) Cook noodles in salted water till tender; drain well. 

2) Beat eggs until fluffy. 

3) Melt butter or margarine and add to noodles. 

4) Add sugar, eggs, salt, and buttermilk. Mix well. 

5) Turn into buttered 9 x 13 greased pan. 

6) Cover and bake 45 minutes at 350°. 


FOR TOPPINGS:

1/2 cup brown sugar 
2 tablespoons melted margarine 
1/2 cup cornflake crumbs (This is the best brand I purchased online) 
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 

1) Mix all ingredients and sprinkle on top of noodle pudding.

2) Cover and bake 30 minutes or more.

3) Let set 5–10 minutes before cutting. 


Noodle pudding reheating tip:

Slice it single-serving cuts before reheating.

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How to Make Saffron Rice Pudding- Easy Saffron Recipes

Xìngrén Jelly- Chinese Almond Pudding- Molecular Gastronomy Recipe

How to Make Jamie Oliver’s EASY Plum Pudding- an English Christmas Pudding Recipe

11 Yummy and Easy Pudding Recipes without Oven (Video Recipes)



Did you know?

The saying, "The proof of the pudding is in the eating", dates back to at least the 14th century. The saying means that “you can only say something is a success after it has been tried out or used”. 

The phrase is widely attributed to the Spanish author Cervantes in his novel The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote. The phrase is often incorrectly stated as "the proof is in the pudding.”



REFERENCE:

Miriam Lerner Satz. 2003. Heirloom Cookbook: Recipes Handed Down by Jewish Mothers and Modern Recipes from Daughters and Friends (Adult Interest). Kar-Ben Publishing. ISBN-10: 158013095X

Thursday, December 20, 2018

How to Make Jamie Oliver’s EASY Plum Pudding- An English Christmas Pudding Recipe

 

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What should I have for Christmas dinner? Try making an English Christmas pudding. This is a vegan Christmas pudding recipe. It is a modern easy plum pudding recipe which gives you a much lighter result or taste than a traditional Christmas pudding. 

It has more dynamic flavors, and is super-easy to make. This is exactly the way you like it best. You will enjoy it!

This easy plum pudding recipe was created specifically so that it can be cooked in your microwave. (Don’t have a microwave? Turn to the traditional method of cooking or baking below.)

The “plum” in plum pudding refers to dried prunes. Over the years, some recipes evolved to exclude the prunes in favor of raisins. Today it can be made with all manner of dried and candied fruits you prefer or available.

Quick Background about English Christmas Pudding

Plum pudding (English Christmas pudding) or raisin pudding is another Christmas delicacy with origins older than Catholic religion itself. Druids or Celtic priests believed that Dagda, the god of fertility and agriculture, celebrated the winter solstice by mixing up a pudding of the earth’s bounty, including variety of fruits, meats, and spices. 

For centuries the pudding was somewhat unceremoniously boiled in a sack. The Victorians finally utilized the pudding in a mold or basin to give it the more uniform shape we have today.

In England and Australia, a homemade plum pudding is usually enormous and steamed in a big heatproof bowl for hours. You can use a typical 6-cup tubed steamed plum pudding mold to reduce the cooking time

It can be aged for days, weeks, or even months, just like a fruitcake, doused every week with about 1/4 cup of brandy, dark rum, or both. For American discerning and sophisticated tastes, a couple of days are enough


HOW TO MAKE EASY PLUM PUDDING? - AN ENGLISH CHRISTMAS PUDDING RECIPE

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YOU SHOULD TRY THIS! If you decide to cook a Christmas pudding, so make your celebrations less stressful or demanding by cooking it in advance and simply reheating when needed.

COOKING TIME: 15 MINUTES
SERVES 10

PUDDING INGREDIENTS:

Butter, for greasing
90g (3 oz) plain flour
¼ tsp salt
90g (3 oz) vegetable suet
½ tsp mixed spice
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
45g (1½ oz) breadcrumbs
60g (2 oz) caster sugar
60g (2 oz) chopped mixed candied peel
60g (2 oz) dark soft brown sugar
60g (2 oz) glacé cherries, chopped
90g (3 oz) currants
90g (3 oz) raisins
120g (4 oz) sultanas
45g (1½ oz) blanched almonds, chopped
30g (1 oz) peeled, cored and chopped cooking apple
Juice and finely grated zest of ½ unwaxed lemon
2 tsp golden syrup
2 tsp gravy browning
4 tbsp brandy
2 eggs, beaten
4 tbsp milk

Brandy butter or rich white brandy sauce, to serve


COOKING PROCEDURE:

1) GREASE A 1.7-LITRE (3-pint) pudding basin. Sift the flour and salt together into a large mixing bowl, and then add all the dry ingredients on the list, down to and including the apple and lemon zest and mix until combined. Stir in all the remaining ingredients and pour the pudding mixture into the greased basin.

2) COVER SECURELY WITH A LID or double layer of greaseproof paper. Cook in an 800W (or above) microwave on the High setting for 5 minutes, leave to stand for 5 minutes, then repeat. 

3) Transfer the pudding mold to a wire rack and let cool for 10 minutes. Invert the pudding onto a plate. Cool completely. Wrap the pudding in aluminum foil and refrigerate at least overnight and up to 3 days.

4) You can serve straight away or store in the fridge until needed and reheat as described below. 

5) Douse in rum or brandy, set alight if you wish, and serve with your choice of brandy butter, rich white brandy sauce, custard or cream. 

6) You can either drizzle it with golden syrup and a swig of Bourbon or be a bit flashier and gently heat a good few swigs of Bourbon and flame the plum pudding.

HOW TO FLAME A CHRISTMAS PUDDING? In a small saucepan, heat the brandy over low heat just until warm. Do not allow the brandy to come to a boil. (Brandy won’t flame unless it is warm, but if overheated, it could unexpectedly ignite.) 

Carefully pour the warm brandy over the pudding and light the brandy with a match. Present the flaming pudding, spooning the brandy over the top of the pudding until it extinguishes. You can serve it hot, with the Hard Pudding Sauce.

When the flame subsides drizzle with golden syrup. Serve with cream, custard or even ice cream.

7) TO REHEAT A PUDDING COOKED IN A MICROWAVE, REMOVE THE PUDDING from the basin and sprinkle with 1½ teaspoons of water. Cover with cling film and cook in the microwave for 4 minutes. Leave for 4 minutes, and then cook for a further 3 minutes.


HOW TO BAKE A TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS PUDDING?

1) Grease two 1.1-litre (2-pint) pudding basins or one 2.3-litre (4-pint) basin. Pour the mixture into the greased basin(s), right up to the top. 

2) Cover securely with a lid or foil and steam the smaller puddings for 6 hours or the larger one for 10 hours.

3) When the time’s up, lift out the bowl, remove the foil and paper, then carefully turn the pudding out on to a plate ready to serve, or leave to cool and reheat just before you need it. 


HOW TO MAKE AN APPETIZING CHRISTMAS PUDDING SAUCE?

Some hard-line traditional cooks wouldn’t dream of serving plum pudding without hard sauce (creamed butter and confectioners’ sugar spiked with brandy). Most people prefer the coolness of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream with the warm pudding. It’s up to you!

1) How to Make Hard Sauce?: In a medium bowl, using a handheld electric mixer set at high speed, beat  1 cup (2 sticks) room temperature unsalted butter until creamy, about 1 minute. 

2) On low speed, gradually beat in 1 cup confectioners’ sugar. 

3) Beat in 2 tablespoons brandy, 2 tablespoons dark rum, and 1 /4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg. 

4) Serve at room temperature. (The hard sauce can be prepared up to 1 day ahead, covered tightly and refrigerated. Return to room temperature.)


HOW TO REHEAT PLUM PUDDING OR ENGLISH CHRISTMAS PUDDING?

To reheat plum or raisin pudding, butter the steamed pudding mold well. Unwrap the pudding. To heat by steam, slip it back into the mold. Place the mold in the pot and steam again in simmering water until heated through, about 1 hour. 

To reheat, steam the smaller puddings for about 1 hour; the larger for 2 hours. 

To reheat in a microwave, place the pudding, upside down, in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover the pudding with plastic wrap. Heat on Medium-High (70 percent power) until heated through, 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the wattage of your oven (the higher the wattage, the less time needed to reheat the pudding). 

The pudding is heated through when an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center reads 165°F. Be careful of the steam when you uncover the pudding. Invert the pudding onto a rimmed heatproof plate.


FAST AND EASY PUDDING COOKING TIPS:

1) Cold plum pudding leftovers are delicious with a slice of British cheese, such as Lancashire.

2) How long can you keep a Christmas plum pudding? Plum pudding is usually aged for a month or more, or even a year; the alcohol content of the pudding prevents it from spoiling during this time.

3) Old recipes for plum pudding call for beef suet, the hard, crisp fat around the kidneys. My grandmother prefers to use butter because it’s easier to find, but you can substitute shredded beef suet.

4) Suet (beef suet) can be bought in natural form in many supermarkets. As it is the fat from around the kidneys, the connective tissue, blood and other non-fat items must be removed

It then needs to be coarsely grated to make it ready to use. It must be kept refrigerated before use and used within a few days of purchase, just like meat. 

Pre-packaged suet sold in supermarkets is dehydrated suet. It is mixed with flour to make it stable at room temperature. Because of this, some care is needed when using it for older recipes that call for fresh suet as the proportions of flour to fat can alter. Most modern recipes specify packaged suet. 

5) Caster sugar, often spelled castor sugar, is a term that is used in England, but most of us here in the U.S. of A. have never heard of it. It is actually just superfine granulated sugar and you may find it labeled as plainly superfine.


Try Other Pudding and Related Recipes:

How to Make Saffron Rice Pudding- Easy Saffron Recipes

How to Make Sweet Potato Pie with Condensed Milk- Easy Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

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Sansa Lemon Cakes Medieval Recipe- Game of Thrones Food Recipes


HOW TO MAKE VEGETARIAN CHRISTMAS PUDDING (PLUM PUDDING/ RAISIN PUDDING)?

Vegetable suet is available in supermarkets in the United Kingdom and also on Amazon.com, made from fat such as palm oil combined with wheat flour (Atora/Tesco) or rice flour (Morrisons). 

It resembles shredded beef suet, and is used as a vegetarian substitute in recipes, but with slightly different results from animal suet. Vegetable suet is also available in light versions with lower fat content. Please refer PUDDING INGREDIENTS list above if you want to purchase one.



REFERENCES:

Jamie Oliver. 2017. Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook: For the Best Christmas Ever. Flatiron Books. ISBN-13: 978-1250146267

Rick Rodgers. 2009. Christmas 101: Celebrate the Holiday Season from Christmas to New Year's (Holidays 101). HarperCollins e-books. ASIN: B000W93BJQ

The Pudding Club (Author). 2014. Great British Puddings: 140 Sweet, Sticky, Yummy, Classic Recipes from the Pudding Club of Great Britain. Ebury Press. ISBN-13: 978-0091945428

Saturday, December 15, 2018

10 Best Molecular Gastronomy Kit that Will Help You Cook Easily Like a PRO

 

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(5 minutes read or you can skim fast)

Try one of the molecular gastronomy kit listed below. Bring your cooking creativity to the next intensity and impress your friends with spectacular dishes such as mint caviar beads that burst in the mouth, cloud of lemon, tzatziki spheres, Yogurt SpheresAgar Agar Spaghetti, chocolate spaghetti, Yellow Mango Spheres, lemon foam, spherified caviar and ravioli.

A DIY molecular gastronomy kit includes all you need to try out at home with the molecular techniques seen on Top Chef TV series and in high-end posh restaurants like Baumé, Atelier Crenn or Alinea ($390 to $395 per person); but without the celebrity chef expensive price tag. Experiment with the best molecular gastronomy kit at home and amaze your friends and family.

I believe everyone can master molecular gastronomy. Using a DIY kit is the easiest way to learn to create amazing bursts of flavor to enhance any dish or cocktail. It will help you discover the secrets of molecular gastronomy or modernist cuisine (culinary physics) in no time.

Looking to surprise a foodie friend?  This DIY kit is perfect gift for food lovers and creative person with artistic culinary composition. 

Where to buy molecular gastronomy kit? I only listed molecular gastronomy kit sold Amazon because of fast and NO shipping fee on available items.


10) Buy molecular gastronomy kit tap here… Reverse Spherification Kit (Molecular Gastronomy), Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Vegan, OU Kosher Certified Ingredients 

Reverse Spherification Kit- Amazon

This Frozen Reverse Spherification Kit contains everything that you need to get started making spherified liquids.

This is a value for your money molecular gastronomy kit. It contains enough ingredients to make 8 cups of spherified liquids. The silicone tray works perfectly for making perfectly size spheres.

Easy to follow and understand spherification video course was included.

This molecular gastronomy food kit includes complete instructions and tips, a reverse spherification mold, 50g Calcium Lactate and 50g Sodium Alginate 


9) Spherification Kit [Molecular Gastronomy], Non-GMO, Vegan, OU Kosher Certified Ingredients

Spherification Kit- Molecular Gastronomy

Includes complete instructions, recipe and troubleshooting tips. 

Enough ingredients to make 17 cups of caviar.

Best quality certified strict Orthodox Union (OU) standards.

This molecular gastronomy starter spherification kit includes complete instructions, 60cc syringe, and 50g Sodium Alginate 50g Calcium Chloride 50g Sodium Citrate. 


8) Professional Sphere Magic Kit with FREE Spherification Video Course (Molecular Gastronomy), Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Vegan 

Professional Sphere Magic Kit w FREE Spherification Video Course

This professional molecular gastronomy kit was developed by Chris Young founder of ChefSteps.

Chris Young is widely recognized as one of the leader of the Modernist Cooking movement. He the principal co-author of the bestseller Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, which was named both the 2012 Cookbook of the Year and Best Professional Cookbook by the James Beard Foundation. 

Chris was also the founding chef of Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck Experimental Kitchen, the secret culinary laboratory behind the innovative dishes served at one of the best molecular gastronomy restaurants in the world.

Best introduction kit to modernist cooking or molecular gastronomy.

Includes technical ingredients and tools for Direct, Reverse and Frozen Reverse Spherification

Included with this kit is an access to complete online video course by Chris and his team, which will instruct you step-by-step everything you need to know about art and science of spherification

The “professional molecular gastronomy kit” contains all the technical ingredients and tools needed for spherification in a professional kitchen including: 25g - Sphere Magic 50g - Calcium Chloride 50g - Calcium Lactate Gluconate 50g - Sodium Citrate 50g - Xanthan Gum 1 - 30ml Spherification Syringe 1 - Stainless Steel Caviar Strainer 1 - Modernist Ravioli Mold 1 - High-precision Digital Ingredient Scale 1 - Rapid Caviar Maker 


7) OFFICIAL Modernist Cuisine Value Pack (Molecular Gastronomy)

OFFICIAL Modernist Cuisine Value Pack

Bundle includes OFFICIAL Modernist Cuisine Spherification Kit and Gel Noodle Kit ($80 value) SAVE $10 

Complete illustrated recipe guide with step-by-step photo instructions. 

The package contains: 1 Modernist Cuisine Spherification Kit: Sodium Alginate 50g, Calcium Chloride 50g, Sodium Citrate 50g, Xanthan Gum 50g, strainer, caviar maker, instructional booklet 

1 Modernist Cuisine Gel Noodle Kit: Super Agar 50g, Locust Bean Gum 50g, 2 yards spaghetti tubing, caviar maker, instructional booklet 


Download a PDF version of this article, Best Molecular Gastronomy Kit, here.


6) Molecule-R Cuisine R-Evolution (Now With Silicon Mold)

Molecule-R Cuisine R-Evolution- Now With Silicon Mold

Content: - 4 food additives (20 sachets) - 1 silicon mold - 3 pipettes 

1 slotted spoon - 1 measuring spoon - 1 food grade syringe - 2 silicone tubes - 1 DVD of 50 recipes 

List of the additives included: 5 sachets / net 10g - agar agar, 5 sachets / net 25g - calcium lactate, 5 sachets / net 10g - sodium alginate, 5 sachets / net 10g - soy lecithin 


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5) ULTIMATE Molecular Gastronomy "Made Easy" Starter Kit plus Bonus 300 Recipe CD, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, OU Kosher Certified Ingredients

ULTIMATE Molecular Gastronomy Made Easy Starter Kit

24 ingredients for the home cook. This ULTIMATE molecular gastronomy ultimate kit has everything you need to master techniques and ingredients. The most ingredients, recipes and tools of any kit sold on the internet. Ultimate value for money in molecular gastronomy DIY kits category.

The only kit on Amazon.com that include an actual Molecular Gastronomy Cookbook (250-pages) with detailed techniques and ingredient usage. 

Quality items guaranteed by Strict Orthodox Union (*does not include gelatin sheets) 

Technical support and money-back guarantee. 

The Molecular Gastronomy Ultimate Kit includes the following: a 250-page Recipe & Instruction Guide, 50g Super Agar, 50g Kappa Carrageenan, 50g Iota Carrageenan, 50g Methocel F, 50g Glycerin Flakes, 50g Kelcogel F Low Acyl Gellan Gum, 50g Sodium Alginate, 50g Calcium Chloride, 50g Calcium Lactate Gluconate, 50g Sodium Citrate, 50g Soy Lecithin Powder, 50g Xanthan Gum, 50g N-Zorbit Tapioca Maltodextrin, 50g Konjac Gum, 200g Isomalt, 50g Versawhip 600k, 50g Sucrose Esters, 50g Low Methoxyl Pectin, 50g Locust Bean Gum, 50g Ultra-tex 3, 50g Ultra-tex 8, 50g Guar Gum, 50g Pure-cote B790 or 50g Crisp Film, 20 Gelatin Sheets, 10 Miracle Berry Tablets, Perfect Caviar Maker, Spherification Spoon, Spherification Mold, 6' Spaghetti tubing, 100 pH Test Strips, 3 Anti-static Weighing Dishes, and High-Precision Digital Ingredient Scale. 


4) Modernist Cuisine Experimentation Kit, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Vegan, OU Kosher Certified (Molecular Gastronomy) [12 Popular Ingredients + 300 Bonus Recipes CD

Modernist Cuisine Experimentation Kit-Non-GMO

Please note this kit is ingredients only.

Includes Bonus CD with Over 300 Recipes in a PDF file.

Contains 12 popular ingredients for your experimentation. 

Top quality ingredients assured by stringent Orthodox Union certification standards. 

Technical Support and 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. 


3) BASIC Molecular Gastronomy "Made Easy" Starter Kit, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, OU Kosher Certified Ingredients 

BASIC Molecular Gastronomy Made Easy Starter Kit- Non-GMO

Best value for money in beginner molecular gastronomy kits according to product reviewers in Amazon.com. 

Included in this BASIC kit is an actual Recipe Book (250-pages) with detailed techniques and ingredient usage.  Compared to other kits sold on Amazon.com it had an ample amount of ingredients for the home cook along with the tools you will need. 

Highest quality ingredients assured by strict Orthodox Union certification standards (*does not include gelatin sheets) 

The only manufacturer that offers free molecular gastronomy technical support and 100% satisfaction money-back guarantee.

The Molecular Gastronomy Made Easy Kit includes the following: a 250-page Recipe and Instruction Guide, 50g Agar Agar, 50g Sodium Alginate, 50g Calcium Chloride, 50g Soy Lecithin Powder, 50g Xanthan Gum, 20 Gelatin Sheets, Perfect Caviar Maker, Stainless Steel Caviar Strainer, and 3 Anti-static Weighing Dishes. 


2) Molecular Gastronomy Starter Kit, Cuisine R-evolution by Molecule-R 

Molecule-R – Molecular Gastronomy Starter Kit

This comprehensive DIY kit includes 5 pre-measured natural food additives, 5 specialized molecular tools as well as a 50-recipe DVD (step-by-step easy recipes) and recipe booklet that makes molecular gastronomy easy and accessible to all food lovers. This will allow connoisseurs the chance to reproduce the foams, spheres and flavored pearls sold on classy Michelin starred restaurants or recipes seen on trendy TV cooking shows.

Molecular gastronomy recipes you could easily learn include: 

a) Lemon cloud- light and tasty lemon foam made through emulsification. 

b) Balsamic vinegar pearls- create soft caviar pearls of balsamic vinegar by gelification. 

c) Chocolate spaghetti- create delightful chocolate gel spaghetti through gelification (vegan). 

What’s inside the DIY kit: 1x silicone mold – 1x slotted spoon – 1x measuring spoon – 1x plastic syringe + 2x tubes – 3x pipettes - 5x agar-agar sachet (2 grams each) – 5x calcium lactate sachet (2 grams each) – 5x sodium alginate sachet (2 grams each) – 5x soy lecithin sachet (2 grams each) - 1 DVD – 1 recipe booklet 


1) PREMIUM Molecular Gastronomy "Made Easy" Starter Kit, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, OU Kosher Certified Ingredients by Modernist Pantry 

PREMIUM Molecular Gastronomy Made Easy Starter Kit

This complete PREMIUM molecular gastronomy premium kit has everything you need to master techniques and ingredients that will have them talking about your next dinner party for weeks.

The most ingredients (13 ingredients), recipes and tools compare to other molecular cooking kit sold on the Internet. It is the best value for money in Molecular Gastronomy Kits category.

It includes a comprehensive 250-page recipe and guide book with detailed modernist cuisine techniques and ingredient usage tips. It will help you discover the secrets of Molecular Gastronomy in no time.

Best choice for a molecular gastronomy beginner or intermediate cooks.

Highest quality ingredients assured by strict Orthodox Union (OU) Certification Standards (*gelatin sheets not included).

Modernist pantry offers molecular gastronomy technical support at no cost and 100% Satisfaction Guarantee or your Money Back. If you have any questions when using the ingredients, just call the technical support immediately.

The DELUXE Molecular Gastronomy Made Easy Kit includes the following: a 250-page Recipe and Instruction Guide, 50g Agar Agar, 50g Kappa Carrageenan, 50g Iota Carrageenan, 50g Methylcellulose HV, 50g Methylcellulose LV, 50g Sodium Alginate, 50g Calcium Chloride, 50g Calcium Lactate, 50g Sodium Citrate, 50g Soy Lecithin Powder, 50g Xanthan Gum, 25g N-Zorbit Tapioca Maltodextrin, 20 Gelatin Sheets, Perfect Caviar Maker, Stainless Steel Caviar Strainer, and 3 Anti-static Weighing Dishes, High-Precision Digital Ingredient Scale. 


How the Best Molecular Gastronomy Kits were Selected and Ranked?


The best DIY kits were chosen because they are best selling, top rated and value for money. The 10 “Best Molecular Gastronomy Kits” were selected from other numerous kits sold on Amazon.com only. 

The kits were selected using meta-analysis of raw data mined (Python was used- web scraping/data mining) from Amazon reviews and popularity rating, Google SERP’s, Youtube, Reddit, Facebook likes (reviews) and other sources (like forums and friends recommendations). 

To save money on this product review list, my friend bought 5 modernist cuisine kits and I bought the other 5 items. After 10 days we consolidated our kitchen experience using the products and came out with this list.



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Saturday, December 8, 2018

How to Make Sweet Potato Pie with Condensed Milk- Easy Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

 

An excellent source of vitamins A and C, sweet potatoes boost your immune system and help keep your skin healthy. They also have a very low glycemic index, providing a steady supply of energy to your body.

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This easy sweet potato pie is subtly spiced and slices beautifully.  An old-fashioned, Deep South simple sweet potato pie that's creamy, mouth-watering and full of flavor.

This “sweet potato pie recipe condensed milk” is the easiest to bake compared to other recipes found on Youtube, Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram. 

Highly recommended for busy mommy’s and stay at home dads. It is not your fault that you have so much to do but have so little time. This recipe is a match for your busy lifestyle. Practically stress-free!

Remember that it is thoughtful to bake up a few sweet potato pies around the holidays and other special days to give to friends and family.

Makes 12 servings


EASY SWEET POTATO PIE INGREDIENTS:

1 and 1/2 cups canned sweet potatoes, drained
3/3 cup sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup margarine
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 pc. 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 pcs. 9-inch unbaked pie shells


BAKING PROCEDURE:

1) Preheat the oven to 425°. 

2) In a food processor puree the sweet potatoes. Add the sugar, brown sugar, and margarine, and process until creamy

3) Add the vanilla, eggs, and condensed milk, and beat until smooth. 

4) In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon. 

5) Add the dry ingredients to the sweet potato mixture and mix well. 

6) Divide among the pie crusts. Place on a baking sheet. 

7) Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.


Quick Baking Tips:

a) If you prefer to use fresh sweet potatoes, store sweet potatoes at cool room temperature, away from sunlight. Avoid storing them in the fridge, as this causes them to lose flavor.

b) Choose varieties of sweet potato that have vibrant orange flesh, as these contain more beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is a phytochemical that supports healthy skin.

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SWEET POTATO NUTRITION: Reasons Why Sweet Potato is Good for You

Skin Health. Sweet potatoes contain high levels of vitamins A and C. Vitamin A helps form and maintains healthy skin, while vitamin C helps your body produce collagen, a protein that is essential for skin health. Sweet potatoes also contain the phytochemical beta-carotene, which helps improve skin color and tone.

Immune Boost. The high quantities of vitamin C in sweet potatoes help protect the cells that make up the immune system, and support white blood cells in fending off bacteria and viruses.

Energy Balance. Sweet potatoes have a low glycemic index (GI), which means that the digestive system converts them into sugar slowly. This helps avoid spikes in blood sugar and provides a steady supply of energy to the body.


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How to Make Saffron Rice Pudding- Easy Saffron Recipes

How to Make Homemade Honey Marshmallows- Awesome Classic Recipe



REFERENCES:

Caroline Bretherton and Fiona Hunter. 2017. Super Clean Super Foods: Power Up Your Plate, Boost Your Health, 90 Nutritious Foods, 250 Easy Ways to Enjoy. DK Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-1465456298

Lyniece North Talmadge (Author) and Madeleine Watt (Illustrator). 2010. The Sweet Potato Lover's Cookbook: More than 100 ways to enjoy one of the world's healthiest foods, 2nd edition. Cumberland House. ISBN-10: 9781402239113

Thursday, December 6, 2018

10 Best Gift Ideas for a Food Nerd or Cooking Nerd

 

Perfect Gift Ideas for Food Nerd or Cooking Nerd

(3 minutes read)

We all have a food nerd or tech junkie in our life. Whether it’s you or someone you know, there are just too many good cooking tech or smart gifts to pass up these days.

This gift guide is an inexpensive selection of perfect gifts for the food nerd or cooking nerd in your life. You may even find something new, useful and fun for yourself. The gift suggestions or cooking gadgets were chosen because they are best selling, top rated and affordable. The selected items might actually surprise you. :-)

What are the Perfect Gift Ideas for Food Nerd or Cooking Nerd?

Check out the listed items for a few seconds to see what it looks like. Don’t miss out! Tap or click on the blue link to get detailed information on the product.

10) The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

The Food Lab Better Home Cooking Through Science

A New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the James Beard Award for General Cooking and the IACP Cookbook of the Year Award

Clear instructions and explanations with hundreds of great recipes.

The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking through Science” by J. Kenji López-Alt is a comprehensive collection of science based tips, explanations, techniques, and recipes for the home cook or professional. This is a must have reference and cookbook for mothers or home cooking enthusiasts.

In The Food Lab, Kenji focuses on the culinary science behind beloved American dishes, delving into the interactions between heat, energy, and molecules that create great food. 

Kenji shows that often, conventional methods don’t work that well and home cooks can achieve far better results using new?but simple?easy techniques. 

In hundreds of easy-to-make recipes with over 1,000 full-color images, you will find out how to make foolproof Hollandaise sauce in just two minutes, how to transform one simple tomato sauce into a half dozen dishes, how to make the crispiest, creamiest potato casserole ever conceived, and many more.


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9) Cheese Knife Set by FlyingColors Laguiole, with Wooden Gift Holder, Multicolor Handle, 3 Pieces

Cheese Knife Set

Set includes: cleaver- 6 inches, serving knife- 6 inches, spreader- 6 inches. 

Stainless steel with nice looking multicolor ABS plastic handles. 

Dishwasher safe.


8) Tap here to get more information on Amazon.com, The Prescription Coffee Mug (made by BigMouth Inc), Ceramic, Funny Gift for the Caffeine Lover 

The Prescription Coffee Mug, Ceramic, Funny Gift for the Caffeine Lover

High quality, easy-to-clean ceramic construction. 

Perfect gag gift for your friends or loved ones. A great gift for anyone that loves that caffeine boost.

Holds up to 12 ounces of the world’s best medicine – coffee 

It is bright and colorful.

It is attractive and visually appealing.

It is light in weight.

The prescription label on the mug is very easy to read. The words on the prescription label are sharp and clear not smudged or cheap looking. A professional looking label.

The cup is white on the inside.

The mug is microwaveable.


7) PortoVino Beach Tote (Blue and White) - Beach Bag with Hidden, Insulated Compartment, Holds 2 bottles of Wine

Beach Bag with Hidden, Insulated Compartment

Save money by never having to pay for another drink out again while getting to drink your beverage of choice. Impress your friends by bringing your favorite drink wherever you go.

Discreetly hold and pour 2 bottles of Wine (or 1.5L of your favorite beverage) from a removable, easy to use BPA-free party pouch.

Designer flap on the back hides the pouring spout until you are ready to use it. 

Can hold any beverage, from wine, mixed drinks, to water or juice. Party pouch can be re-used but be sure to wash with hot soapy water and dry thoroughly.

Each PortoVino includes a party pouch.

Each PortoVino has a unique, patent-pending secret, zippered, Insulated pocket that keeps your party pouch chilled for hours.

This fashionable wine purse is designed to carry all of a woman's essentials: keys, wallet, cell-phone, tablets, books, or even laptop in a separate main compartment including the essential drink on the go. 


6) Tap here... Wireless Remote Digital Cooking Food Meat Thermometer with Dual Probe for Smoker Grill BBQ Thermometer

Wireless Remote Digital Cooking Food Meat Thermometer

A brand-new sensor probe will be provided if your probe experience temperature reading problems, without charge! Just contact at 877-515-7797!

ThermoPro TP20 SPECIAL FEATURES: 

Wireless transmitter monitors up to 300 feet away.

Dual probe technology, monitor two different meats or one meat and the grill/oven/smoker temperature.

No Synch Required! With simple interface and setup, ready to use right of the box.

Programmed with preset USDA approved temperatures for different types of meat (Ground Beef, Ground Poultry, Beef, Veal, Chicken, Pork, Poultry, Lamb and Fish) (Rare, Medium Rare, Medium, Medium Well and Well Done).

Large backlit LCD makes nighttime grilling easy.

Set your own temperature settings manually.

Fahrenheit and Celsius readings.

Alarm alert for programmed temperature or timer.

Countdown and count up timer with two time duration options (99min 59sec, 99hr 59min).

Timer and temperature settings are saved when unit is powered off.

Splash proof receiver; Receiver pullout counter top stand; Receiver belt clip; Rubber sleeve case.

Transmitter has wire to either hook on oven door or use as a stand.


5) Check out this gadget for a few seconds to see what it looks like. STARESSO Portable Espresso Maker 

STARESSO Portable Espresso Maker

Upgrade Version Manual Espresso Machine 

20 Bar Pressure for Capsule and Ground Coffee

Reddot Award Winner 

U. S. Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) Approved

Perfect for Travel, Camping, Kitchen, Office or Dorm Room 

The Staresso Portable Espresso Maker is small size and act as a commercial espresso machine making you enjoy your rich coffee wherever they go and doesn’t want to leave home without their favorite coffee. 

With this little machine, you can create great tasting cold brew coffee in just a few minutes.

Multiple Choices with Rich Taste STARESSO Hand espresso machine can extract your ideal espresso by different capsule and ground coffee and different temperatures of water, according to your personal flavor and mood. 

Every single shot of espresso can be expanded and developed in different coffee drinks, like Caffé Americano, Caffé Latte, Cold Brew, Cappuccino and Ice Cream Coffee. 


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4) Get this NOW, Premium Olive Oil Mister and Cooking Sprayer with Clog-Free Filter and Glass Bottle by CHEFVANTAGE - Stainless Steel 

Premium Olive Oil Mister and Cooking Sprayer

No Chemicals. No aerosols with dangerous propellants, just a simple air pressure pump mechanism with a super-fine nozzle to coat your food and your pans evenly and lightly.

EASY TO USE - Because this uses a non-aerosol air pressure pump mechanism, you do need to prime it with a few pumps to get it going. From then on, a super-fine spray will give your food or pans an even coating, every time - and use less oil, which is healthier for you and your family too.

NO CLOGGING - Our mister won't clog, even if you add fresh herbs, say, to infuse your own oils or vinegars, thanks to its special anti-clog filter.


3) TRY THIS… Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker (Sous Vide Circulator)

Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker

COOK LIKE A PRO -The Anova Precision Cooker makes it easy to achieve professional-level cooking results at home. Sous vide cooking method enables you to produce results that are impossible to achieve through any other cooking method. 

The Anova sous vide circulator is the perfect kitchen appliance for hands-off cooking of vegetables, meat and much more with consistent control and precision.

PERFECT RESULTS, EVERY TIME! No dry edges and no raw centers. Juices and flavors don’t escape. Perfect for vegetables, meat, fruit, cheese and much more.

The Anova Precision Cooker connects to your phone remotely, so you can cook amazing meals by the touch of a button. You will spend less time tied to the kitchen by relying on the iPhone or Android app to notify you when your food is ready to eat.

WITH 1,000+ EASY RECIPES - Choose from sous vide guides and easy recipes created for home cooks of every skill level by award-winning chefs, with simple directions to walk through each recipe with ease. All available free of charge. Great for beginner and experienced chefs!

Use the link above to get 2-year warranty.


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2) Get more information here… Vacuum Sealer by NutriChef 

Automatic Vacuum Air Sealing System For Food Preservation w Starter Kit

Automatic Vacuum Air Sealing System for Food Preservation with Starter Kit, Compact Design, Lab Tested, Dry and Moist Food Modes, Led Indicator Lights

LAB TESTED QUALITY: Vacuum sealers preserve food up to 5 times longer than zipper baggies or containers, basically depending on the type of food. The NutriChef Vacuum Sealer however, was subjected to specific laboratory testing to effectively increase food shelf life.

NutriChef’s Vacuum Sealer preserves freshness on your food as it reduces air and limiting growth of bacteria, mold and fungus on your food. That would cause your vegetables, meats and liquids to spoil so easily. 

Vacuuming your food also creates an extra space in your fridge with the airtight bag packaging. 

NutriChef’s Vacuum Sealer can also be used for marinating meat or other different food items for ready-made meals or home-made freezer meals

It’s also lightweight and compact which can be placed on any kitchen counter top with stain-resistant housing that will not absorb any accidental spills.


1) Electric Hot Air Fryer

Electric Hot Air Fryer and additional accessories

Secura 1500 Watt Large Capacity 3.2-Liter, 3.4 QT, with additional accessories; Recipe Book, BBQ rack and Skewers

Fry your favorite foods with hardly any oil. The Secura 3.2 liter Electric Hot Air Fryer cuts out the oil to give you crispy food without the added fat

The air fryer uses hot air in combination with high-speed air circulation (rapid hot air) and a top grill to surround food with heated air to cook all of your favorite fried foods quickly and evenly. You can use it to prepare a variety of tasty dishes in a healthy, fast and easy way.

The variable temperature control ranges from 180-400 degrees (F) and the 60-minute timer automatically shuts off the machine once cooking is complete. So it is safe! No more burnt food. :-)

A full basket of rock frozen chicken wings takes about 25 to 30 minutes to air fry. A defrosted rib eye steak takes about 6 minutes to cook, depending on how thick it is.

The frying basket has a large 3.2 liter capacity, making it easy to fry up snacks or a main dish for the whole family or friends. 


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