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How to Make White Chocolate in Less Than 5 Minutes. You can make white chocolate from scratch – at home, in your microwave, with no special tools (not even a candy thermometer).

How to Make White Chocolate in Less Than 5 Minutes

You may think that making candy is completely out of your league. I assure you that making white chocolate is something you can definitely do and it will look like the white chocolate in my picture (or fancier if you use a different mold). Making white chocolate takes under five minutes of your time and, even if you don’t typically enjoy white chocolate, this homemade white chocolate might change your mind. Most store-bought white chocolate is so sweet that the sugar and added vanilla flavor is pretty much all you taste. Real Easter Bunnies Don’t Lay Eggs. They make chocolates instead.

Real Easter Bunnies Don’t Lay Eggs

Really, doesn’t it just make more sense? For such mammals to lay eggs is a biological impossibility, but the cleverest of rabbits explore their creative talents and craft cacao into treats for children- Now that sounds downright reasonable in comparison. I can see it now: Gifted little bunnies across the globe secreting away sugar and cocoa in their homely burrows, creating magic for the good little boys and girls everywhere, much like Santa might prepare for Christmas.

At least, that’s what I’d like to believe. It’s much more optimistic than labeling the inclusion of so much cheap candy as merely a thinly disguised marketing ploy, capitalizing on yet another holiday that might prompt parents to spend ungodly amounts of money on unnecessary junk. Indeed, I’ve been a very busy bunny this year, working hard to appease the younger (and older!) And thus, I present a sweet and simple method for homemade “milk” chocolate. Pastelitos. Vegan Tiramisu. For weeks I obsessed about vegan tiramisu.

Vegan Tiramisu

I'd tried vegan recipes in the past and came up with nothing good. This last time I was determined. Now there is a recipe floating around online for vegan tiramisu already and I gave that a shot first but here is what happened:- the sponge cake came out kind of bitter and crumbly, even though it cooled a long time, cutting it caused it to break up. - the "mascarpone" came out really runny. So I tweaked that recipe and combined it with some other recipes and here is my successful version of vegan tiramisu. First make all the components of the recipe as follows.

Sponge Cake:(Based on recipe I found online by Candace Naomi Sakuda)2 cups all purpose flour 1 cup sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon cornstarch1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons canola oil 1 1/3 cups water Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix until smooth and free of lumps. Coffee/Liquor Dip 1 cup expresso3 tablespoons amaretto3 tablespoons sugar. Irish soda bread with fennel & cinnamon. Friday March 20, 2009 Heavy, dense, tasteless, dry.

irish soda bread with fennel & cinnamon

Often these are words used to describe the brick-of-a-loaf also known as Irish soda bread. Its bad rap had me wary but I overcame it when I saw Buff Chickpea’s lovely looking loaf. The fact that it looked like a perfect vehicle for butter had me sold. This bread is a quick bread, meaning there’s no yeast to bother with. It is a dense bread, but I didn’t mind that one bit, and I definitely did not find this bread too dry. Irish soda bread with fennel & cinnamon(adapted from Buff Chickpea) 1 c vanilla yogurt 1/3 c skim milk 1/3 c apple-cider vinegar 1 t vanilla 3 1/2 c all-purpose flour, plus more for surface and dusting 2 1/2 t kosher salt 1 t baking powder 1 t baking soda 4 T cold butter, cut into bits 1 c wheat bran 2 T fennel seeds, lightly crushed 2 t ground cinnamon 1/2 c raisins1/2 c dried cranberriesPreheat oven to 350F.

Gibassier. After reading in 'Baking Artisan Pastries & Breads Sweet and Savory Baking for Breakfast, Brunch, and Beyond' Ciril Hitz forward by Peter Reinhart> Gibassier - This little-known breakfast bread hails from the Provence region in France and is, in CH wife's opinion, one of the best breakfast breads ever to have graced our table.


She is not alone, most everyone that has been lucky enough to taste a gibassier falls in love instantly. Perhaps it is the light, buttery texture of the aroma of orange blossom water mixed with the selicate hint of aniseed. Whatever it is, this little baked gem has the potential for a cultlike following among bakers everywhere....and it goes on...well I just couldn't wait to give it a try. Pre-ferment (Biga) Yield - apx. one dozen individual loaves - 1. 2. 3. Dough 1. 2. 3. 4. Free Recipes. Walnut-Strawberry Quick Bread. Vegan KD 1.0. Ah, KD.

Vegan KD 1.0

The food of my youth. Back in my teen years when grew about a foot every night, I would come home from school, eat an entire box of KD, then eat dinner a few hours later. And I never gained a pound. Man, those were the days.