#AF&HN2014 says ” Nice one Shivaay” will give this one a try, for my next #SpecialOccasionParty
Sweet, spicy and a hint of chilli is the trio of flavour you will get with these candied almonds that crystallize as they cool down. The sugar flecks off of them with salt to lift the sweetness.
Almonds are great for vitamin E and in turn for your skin and hair. What better way than to have them do a wonderful job for the body but also a taste sensation for our palettes!
I used less sugar so that I got a crisp coating on the almond rather than a sticky one, I know I will be making these again! And very soon!!
1 cup whole almonds
½ cup granulated sugar
⅓ tsp mixed spice
pinch of red chilli powder
1 tbsp water
Sea Salt for sprinkling
• Line a baking sheet with some greaseproof paper
• In a thick bottom base saucepan gently heat the sugar, water…
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An all in one Mediterranean bread with exciting ingredients that blend so well together. The charred juicy pepper, the sweet and sour caramelised onion along with a hint of saltiness from the feta cheese makes this bread something very special, even though I do say so myself! Lovely with a light soup or just with a little butter on its own. I will definitely be experimenting more with these flavours and more breads are still to come!
1 medium white onion sliced crescents
1/2 tbsp olive oil for onion
1/2 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 red bell pepper
1 clove garlic crushed
30-40g feta cheese diced or crumbled
250g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs lightly beaten
100ml olive oil
Oil and flour for pan
1. To roast the red bell pepper, preheat oven to 200c/400f/gas mark 6…
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#AceFoodNews says here is a different slant on the Traditional Turkey Recipe‘s and courtesy of George Mateljan and his Foundation, and as he says holidays are usually the time we throw caution to the wind when it comes to what we eat. But you can enjoy the holidays without compromising health with our Healthy Holiday menu which has less fat and fewer calories—one-third fewer calories!
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- Bring 3-1/2 cups of lightly salted water to a boil. While water is coming to a boil, rinse the wild rice under running water in a strainer. When water is boiling add both wild and brown rice, cover, turn heat to low and cook for about 45 minutes, until tender. Do not overcook. You will most likely have excess water when rice is cooked properly. Put cooked rice in a strainer and drain out excess water. Set aside in a large enough bowl to mix everything together.
- Heat 1 TBS chicken broth in a large stainless steel skillet. Healthy Sauté onion in broth over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and celery and continue to sauté for another 2-3 minutes.
- Mix all the stuffing ingredients together in bowl and season with salt and pepper.Always stuff the turkey just before roasting—never ahead of time—to avoid the growth of harmful bacteria. Have the stuffing hot and pack it loosely in the body cavity.
- Rinse turkey well inside and out. Pat dry. (If you had to buy a frozen turkey, make sure it is completely thawed.)
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C) and put the oven rack on the bottom shelf. Right before roasting the turkey, stuff it loosely with the stuffing.
- Cut about 48 inches of heavy kitchen twine. Truss the turkey by first binding the legs together with the center of the length of twine. Run the twine along the sides of the turkey toward the neck tightly holding the wings to its sides with the twine. Cross the twine around the neck end of the bird and back to the legs. Loop around legs and tie a knot. Rub the turkey with a little salt and pepper.
- Place turkey breast side down on a flat or V-shaped rack in roasting pan. Make sure you use a rack inside the roasting pan. Otherwise the skin may stick to the pan and tear. Add a cup of chicken broth to the bottom of the pan. Roast breast side down, basting about every 30 minutes with the pan juices for about 2-1/2 hours for a 12-15 lb turkey.
- Bring turkey to the top of the stove, turn it to its back and remove the trussing twine. This will now allow the inside of the legs to brown along with the rest of the turkey. Baste again, and return to the oven. But first, check the breast for doneness by inserting an instant reading thermometer at the thickest part of the breast toward the neck. This will give you an idea how much longer the turkey will need to cook. It should read about 125°F (52°C) at this point. When the thermometer reads between 1657°F and 170°F (74-77°C) in the thickest part of the thigh the turkey is perfectly done. Check the stuffing by inserting the thermometer into the center of the cavity. The stuffing should read 165°F (74°C) to be done. If it has not reached this temperature, you will have to remove it from the turkey and finish cooking it in a baking pan on its own. It’s important the stuffing reaches this temperature to be safe to eat. Check the thighs for doneness. Remove your turkey to a platter, but don’t carve it for at least 20 minutes.
- Simmer all the ingredients except oat flour, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper for about 1 hour on medium heat.
- Strain and discard solids. Heat 1/4 cup broth in a stainless steel skillet. Whisk in flour a little at a time to incorporate. Using a wire whisk, add the rest of the broth a little at a time on low heat. Keep whisking to avoid lumps until all the liquid is incorporated.
- Add rosemary and cook for another 20 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally. Season with chopped thyme, salt, and pepper.
Holiday Turkey with Rice Stuffing & Herbed Gravy
1.00 serving (308.02 grams)
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|Holiday Turkey with Rice Stuffing & Herbed Gravy
|vitamin A||8109.70 IU||162.2||5.4||excellent|
|vitamin B12||8.90 mcg||148.3||4.9||excellent|
|protein||26.50 g||53.0||1.8||very good|
|vitamin B2||0.76 mg||44.7||1.5||good|
|vitamin B3||8.15 mg||40.8||1.4||good|
|vitamin K||27.81 mcg||34.8||1.2||good|
|vitamin B6||0.59 mg||29.5||1.0||good|
|vitamin B5||2.79 mg||27.9||0.9||good|
Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
|very good||DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%
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Recipe and Extract:
This fudgy, gorgeous masterpiece is so simple to put together and is made with ingredients most people always have on hand – but when served hot with a big dollop of vanilla ice cream it’s as good a dessert as any I’ve had in the best restaurants.
If you’ve never tried Pudding Chomeur, I hope this post will inspire you to give it a go and, I promise, you won’t be disappointed!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Bake Time: 35 minutes
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 1/4 cup water
- 3 tbsp butter
- Boil for two minutes
- 1 cup flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp shortening or butter
- 1 beaten egg
- 1/3 cup milk
- Beat all the cake ingredients together and put in the bottom of greased square 8×8 cake pan.
- Pour the sauce evenly over top of the cake. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes. The sauce will turn to a creamy fudgy layer onthe bottom of cake. Slice and scoop with a spatula making sure to get lots of caramel sauce.
- Serve warm with ice cream.
The recipe can be made the day ahead and then re-heated for ten minutes at 350 just before serving.
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