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How to bake porridge bread – recipe

Given the volume of porridge my family gets through in the colder months, you might expect me to have nailed the perfect portion size. Alas, I seem unable to, and am always left with the same uneaten couple of spoonfuls.<p>Which got me thinking. Making my usual bread dough one morning, I substituted …

Burnt Sugar Old Fashioned

Makes 4 Servings<p>The bitterness of the caramelized sugar tempers the sweetness in this twist on an Old Fashioned.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>burnt sugar syrup<p>⅓ cup sugar<p>assembly<p>6 ounces Kentucky bourbon<p>Fee Brothers Old Fashion Aromatic Bitters or other aromatic bitters<p>4 orange coins or twists (for …

Recipes

20 Desserts to Fulfill All Your Chocolate and Vanilla Desires

Let's be honest, when it comes to dessert we usually just want something with chocolate or vanilla—like one of these 20 sweet treats, for example<p><b>The preference of chocolate or vanilla is often a very polarizing topic</b>. But whether you like a rich, fudgy cake on a cold night or a big scoop of ice …

Salted Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake

Servings<p>The only chocolate sheet cake you need is a Texas chocolate sheet cake. This recipe is from one of our readers.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for baking dish<p>2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for baking dish<p>1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>2 …

The Four Rules to Masterful Food and Wine Matching

Have you ever wondered how to find the perfect wine to go with your meal? If you're tired of feeling worried in the wine aisle and want to get to …

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How to Make Crispy, Golden Brown, Delicious Fried Foods

Crispy, golden brown, delicious fried foods are the best way to kick off a party, and–we promise!–they're easy to make once you've mastered the basics.<p><i>Crispy, golden brown, delicious fried foods are the best way to kick off a party, and—we promise!—they’re easy to make once you’ve mastered the</i> …

Frozen Chocolate Mousse with Cherry Sauce

8 Servings<p>Slice into portions and freeze on a parchment-lined baking sheet the day of the party; serving dessert will be a cinch.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>mousse<p>½ teaspoon unflavored gelatin<p>5 large egg yolks<p>¼ teaspoon kosher salt<p>¼ cup light corn syrup<p>3 tablespoons sugar<p>6 ounces bittersweet or …

Plum Tarts with Honey and Black Pepper

6 Servings<p>Active Time: 10 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Consider this a two-ingredient tart. Besides the plums and pastry, we bet you have everything else on hand.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 sheet frozen puff pastry (one 14-oz. package or half of 17.3-oz. package), thawed according to package directions<p>1 …

How to bake the perfect florentines

Photograph: Felicity Cloake/Guardian<p>Bouchon Bakery’s florentines.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/10/8/1412779170913/a697008f-16ba-4990-9ed5-fd6ad2baeccc-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Felicity Cloake/Guardian<p>Bouchon Bakery’s …

5 Yoga Poses for Amazing Arms

Do these moves for arms you can’t WAIT to show off<p>Yoga helps to calm the mind and spirit, but it also creates absolutely gorgeous arms! These 5 moves from the <i>Women’s Health</i> Big Book of Yoga by Kathryn Budig will help build strength in your upper back and shoulders without adding bulk. The result: …

3 Amazing Juices for Weight Loss

As an added bonus, they all taste amazing.<p>Let us be clear: We're not advocates of purely liquid diets for weight loss. Most juices are missing fiber and protein—both of which are key to feeling satisfied and dropping pounds. That said, enjoying a juice with a meal or as a snack can help you …

Roasted Strawberry-Buttermilk Sherbet

6 Servings<p>For the record: Sherbets may contain some dairy, unlike sorbets, which do not.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 cups strawberries (about 1 pound), hulled, halved or quartered if large<p>1 cup sugar<p>1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise<p>1 1/2 cups buttermilk<p>1/3 cup sour cream<p>Pinch of kosher salt<p>Special …

Recipes

75 Healthy, Energy-Packed Breakfast Recipes

Think way, way beyond avocado toast.<p><b>We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day</b> (or at least the first meal, anyway), so it can’t hurt to start things out with a tasty little bundle of healthy energy. From next-level toasts (think beyond avocado) to savory porridges, ingenious …

Dark Chocolate Waffles

6 Servings<p>Buttermilk brings slight tang and moisture to the batter, while olive oil offers fruity richness. Choose a mild-flavored (not too peppery) type of oil for these waffles.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>¼ cup (packed) brown sugar<p>2 teaspoons …

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Organic vs pesticides debate: still a hot potato

The jury’s out on whether food grown without pesticides is better for you – but either way we need to eat more fresh veg<p>That old debate is back again: Team Organic Food and Team Conventional are thrashing it out for the moral high ground. On the one side we have the cynical anti-organic movement …

Bourbon–Sea Salt Caramels

Makes about 100 caramels<p>Sweetened condensed milk makes this salted caramel recipe extra-luscious.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups sugar<p>½ cup light corn syrup<p>1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>…

How to Make Your Own Ice Cream—without an Ice Cream Maker!

This creative dessert recipe will take your taste buds for a super-fun ride.<p>Calling all ice cream lovers! Want to learn how to make your own ice cream at home, but don't have an expensive ice cream maker? We've got a genius recipe for you that doesn't require anything fancier than a blender and a …

Soda bread recipe

Soda bread is a wonderful thing to be able to make - the fastest bread around<p>SERVES<p>Makes 1 loaf<p>INGREDIENTS<p>450g/1lb plain white flour<br>• 1 tsp salt<br>• 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda<br>• 400ml/14fl oz buttermilk<p>METHOD<p>Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/gas 7. Sift the flour, salt and bicarbonate into a large bowl and make a …

How to make the perfect lemon meringue pie

If any dish could be described as blowsy, it's the lemon meringue pie; that overblown Dolly of desserts, all sweet bouffant meringue above a core acid enough to put young Jolene right off her game. There's something joyously vulgar about its showy charms, and its brief but brilliant flowering – it …

10 Maya Angelou Quotes That'll Make You Love Life and Get Sh*t Done

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Gluten-free seeded white bread recipe by Grace Cheetham

Gluten-free blogger Grace Cheetham shows you how to make a delicious seeded white loaf that doesn't require any kneading or proving.<p><b>Video by Waitrose</b><p><b>Makes: one loaf</b><p><b>Ingredients</b><p><i>80g mix of pumpkin, sesame and sunflower seeds</i><p><i>olive oil, for greasing</i><p><i>320g Dove’s Farm Gluten-Free White Bread Flour Blend</i><p><i>1</i> …

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