How to Bring Butter and Eggs to Room Temperature In a Hurry

We’ve all been here. You decide on a whim that now is the moment to bake a batch of thick chocolate chip cookies or a toasty almond snack cake, but woof—you really should have taken a stick of butter from the fridge to soften a few hours ago. For many baking recipes, room temperature ingredients—butter and eggs especially—are necessary to […]

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Chilled Leek & Fennel Soup

READY IN: 50minsYIELD: 6 cups INGREDIENTS 2tablespoonsolive oil 1cupred onion, chopped 1cupleek, washed and chopped 2cupsfennel bulbs, cored and sliced 2cupszucchini, quartered and sliced 1teaspoonsea salt (to taste) 2garlic cloves, pressed 4cupslow sodium chicken broth (substitute vegetable broth) 2tablespoonslemon juice 1teaspoonblack pepper (to taste) 1⁄2cupheavy cream 3slicesbacon (cooked and crumbled) NUTRITION INFO Serving Size: 1 (1845) g Servings Per Recipe:1 […]

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Budget Sausage Ragu

READY IN: 50mins INGREDIENTS 3tablespoonsolive oil 1onion 2largegarlic cloves, crushed 1⁄4teaspoonchili flakes 2rosemary 2 (400 g) cans chopped tomatoes 1tablespoonbrown sugar 6 pork sausages 150mlwhole milk 1lemon 350grigatoni pasta NUTRITION INFO Serving Size: 1 (531) g Servings Per Recipe:4 Calories: 971.3 Calories from Fat 499 g 51 % Total Fat 55.5 g 85 % Saturated Fat 16.4 g 81 % […]

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Eat Out to Help Out restaurants: Which restaurants have signed up to scheme?

In his summer budget on Wednesday, Chancellor Rishi Sunak outlined measures for getting the economy back on track post-lockdown. This included incentives for employers retaining staff once furlough ends, stamp duty cuts and measures to help the hospitality industry. Mr Sunak announced a cut to VAT on food, accommodation and attractions from 20 percent to five percent from July 15 […]

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What Is Buttermilk and How Do You Use It?

Here’s everything you need to know about buttermilk, one of the most versatile ingredients you’re probably underestimating:  What Is Buttermilk?  Cooking dinner shouldn’t be complicated Buttermilk has always been a fermented dairy drink, but the way it’s produced has changed over the years.  Today’s buttermilk has nothing to do with butter. The cartons you buy in the store were likely […]

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The Key to Making Better Homemade Ice Cream Is Being More Adventurous

When one of my housemates first implored me to try one of Salt & Straw’s classic flavors—Strawberry Honey Balsamic with Black Pepper—I was skeptical of the combination. Balsamic vinegar makes for a great finishing touch for soup and dressing for salad, but the idea of adding it to desserts seemed strange. However, as any chef familiar with Italian desserts might […]

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Does Bleach Kill the Coronavirus?

Yes, bleach can be effective against COVID-19 (if it’s used properly). It’s important to keep your home and frequently touched objects clean during this unprecedented pandemic, but it’s not the only measure you should take to keep yourself and others safe. Here’s what you need to know about protecting yourself and disinfecting with bleach:  What Is COVID-19—and How Can You […]

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What Is a Beignet and How Do You Make One?

A beignet is a little pastry with a lot of personality. Here’s what you need to know about the iconic French Quarter staple:  What Is a Beignet?  Cooking dinner shouldn’t be complicated A beignet is traditionally a deep-fried choux pastry topped with an ample amount of powdered sugar, though yeast pastries can be used. The official state doughnut of Louisiana, […]

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