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    Banana Bread (Creaming method)

    Butter                     15oz (room temp.) Sugar                     18oz Eggs                       9 fl oz (use volume cup) Bananas (mashed)   1 1/2 lbs Vanilla extract          1 tablespoon Sour cream               2.5 oz Cake flour(sifted)       21oz Baking soda              1 teaspoon...
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    Stewed Zucchini

    Stewed Zucchini (my way) Basil chopped Onion chopped garlic chopped Tomatoes sal and pepper to taste Sliced Zucchini Olive Oil Method: Saute onion and garlic in olive oil for about 1 minute (medium heat) Add tomatoes (cook for about 30 seconds) Add basil add zucchini add salt and pepper to...
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    Sorrel Drink

    Ingredients 1 lb sorrel sepals 1 oz ginger Piece of dried orange peel One piece of cinnamon stick 1 tsp whole cloves 1 tsp rice 1 gallon boiling water Sweeten to taste) 1/4 pt rum (I use J Wray and Nephew white rum) Direction Put the dried sorrel, ginger, orange peel, cinnamon stick, cloves and...
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    Raisin Bread

    Oh boy, I didn't add the dry milk as per the recipe. What would happen to the bread if I forgot to add the dry milk? The aroma is heavenly but I am worried about the taste since I didn't add the dry milk.:mad: Raisin Bread Water - 1 1/2 cups + 1 tbsp Butter - 2 tbsp Bread flour - 4 cups dry...
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    Homemade Ginger Beer

    Homemade Ginger Beer Ingredients 5 oz shredded/grated ginger 1 tablespoon raw rice 8 cups water 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon almond extract Sugar Method In a large clean bowl add water, ginger and rice Let soak for 8 hours or overnight Strain the ginger mixture Add lemon juice...
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    What's On Your Mind Today?

    My mom called around 5:45am this morning to say she is coming up August 30. I love my mum to death and don't you ever doubt that. But here is the thing, she is coming for one month - well, usually after two weeks, we end up quarelling. This morning I prayed and asked God, let there be no...
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    Proofing/Punching

    I missed one step making a challah bread today. I punched the dough before showing the Chef (instructor) the proofing stage. Question: After the punch, isnt there a way where you can tell that the dough has risen fully. Finals: Proofing =15 points. I lose 15 points today:cry::cry::cry::cry:
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    Questions

    Hi Sara: Firstly, thanks for answering my first question. Just two more! From my personal experience, criticism can be very hurtful and destructive as times. As a chef, are you affected by reviews? What is your opinion on food writers/food critics? I am sure you answered this question a...
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    Influential Book(s)

    Hi Sara: What book(s) have you read that have influenced the way you approach your business?
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    Apple Pie Filling and Banana Bread

    Apple Pie Filling (Cooked Fruit Method) Ingredients Apples, peeled and sliced 2 lbs Butter 1 oz Sugar 3 oz ------------------------------------ Water, cold 2 fl oz Cornstarch 1 oz ------------------------------------- Sugar 3 1/2 oz Salt 1/4 tsp Cinnamon 1 tsp Nutmeg 1/4 tsp Lemon Juice 2 tsp...
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    Morning Chuckle

    Two old men decide they are close to their last days and decide to have a last night on the town. After a few drinks, they end up at the local brothel . The madam takes one look at the two old geezers and whispers to her manager, 'go up to the first two bedrooms and put an inflated...
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    When to flour and grease a baking pan

    When baking a cake, is it necessary to grease and flour the pan or you are safe just greasing a pan? Thanks
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    Make A Sentence From Five (5) Letters

    The idea is to make a reasonable sentence from the letters provided by the previous poster. Words should be food/kitchen related For example given letters are C H E F S can make Chefs Host Every Foreign Students:D . . . .so my letters for the next poster are c a k e s
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    Spagetti Auflauf

    Got this recipe from a young lady name Badriyyah and and thought about sharing it Below is her recipe The recipe for spaghetti auflauf is easy. I'll just give you ingredients for the quick way to make it, then you can add more if you want. Spagetti Auflauf Ingredients. Spaghetti Mince...
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    Excited to be here

    A culinary chef recommend that we (students) join a Food forum and here I am. I am loving it. Thanks
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    Mango Cheese

    Mango Cheese is a chewy fudge like sweet Mango Cheese Ingredients Ripe mangoes Sugar Method Peel and grate mangoes. Strain mangoes (making sure juice is out) Use 1 cup of brown sugar to every cup of mango pulp Boil until very thick (stir occationally while cooking) Place in baking (1/2 inch...
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