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Buying appliances has no shortage of options these days. Whether you’re looking for a refrigerator with a built-in coffee maker (yes, there really is!), a vacuum-mop combo or a dishwasher that can be controlled from your smartphone, the world is yours when it comes to appliances. innovative, state-of-the-art appliances. Even the residential microwave gets a makeover.

I’ve upgraded many of my kitchen gadgets and appliances in recent years, including my college-era low-power microwave, which barely got my food above room temperature after minutes of rotation. Not only was the well-worn appliance obviously due for retirement, but I was also on the lookout for a microwave that could offer the incredible technology, versatility, and design that comes with many of the top-selling kitchen appliances. of today.

While there’s no shortage of microwaves to choose from, if you’re like me and want to upgrade your one-trick pony to a must-have tool that can do the work of multiple devices, I recommend the Panasonic HomeChef 4-in-1 Microwave Oven. it also functions as an oven, air fryer and grill.

Panasonic HomeChef 4-in-1 Microwave Oven

Of course, when I first tested the 4-in-1 microwave, it was to see how quickly and efficiently it could heat my food, and unsurprisingly, the device reduces cooking time if you hope to reheat last night’s spaghetti. , pop a bag of buttery popcorn, or rekindle your lukewarm coffee this morning. You don’t even have to enter a set time to operate the microwave either.

In fact, all you have to do is put your groceries in the microwave and press start, and the microwave will automatically detect how long your food needs to heat, and the results are always there. you. How does this microwave work with its auto-sensing magic, you ask? Well, the Panasonic microwave uses a sensor that monitors the level of steam in the device and adjusts your cooking time accordingly. The microwave’s inverter technology will also defrost food, if you’re like me and too often forget to defrost your ingredients the day before you prepare a dish.

If you opt for an air fryer several nights a week to create crispy, fried cuisine, you’ll definitely be using this appliance around the clock. Whether it’s making tasty oven fries, tender chicken wings and spicy, mom’s meatloaf, or even hard-boiled eggs, you won’t regret trying countless air fryer recipes with this microwave. I’ve even made some pretty succulent and crispy fried chicken in this unit. The Panasonic microwave oven comes complete with an air fryer basket, wire rack and enamel tray for optimal air frying results.

What might be most surprising about the Panasonic HomeChef 4-in-1 Microwave is the fact that you can also use it as a convection oven. With temperatures that start at 100 degrees Fahrenheit and reach up to 425 degrees, you can bake homemade chocolate chip cookies or even roast a whole chicken – yes, there’s enough room inside to do so – in this alternative oven. I’ve been choosing to use my microwave instead of my oven lately because the microwave seems to be better at getting my cooking done on time.

The 4-in-1 microwave also features a FlashXPress broil setting that gives your meals a crisp, broil-like effect that will save you a lot of time and effort. I’ve used it to cook protein or toast bread in a jiffy. It’s just another amazing use I get for this super inventive Panasonic microwave, which has become the the must-have appliance for my home. And while my trusty microwave currently sits nicely on my kitchen counter, I plan to mount it in my kitchen soon with Panasonic’s finishing kit. After all, with a microwave that does so much, why make things official and make room for it in my home?

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Celebrate Poland’s return to glory | News, Sports, Jobs https://fallensouffle.com/celebrate-polands-return-to-glory-news-sports-jobs/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 04:51:21 +0000 https://fallensouffle.com/celebrate-polands-return-to-glory-news-sports-jobs/ POLAND – Celebrate Poland returns this weekend in all its glory. After no events in 2020 and a reduced 2021 event to one day in the fall, Celebrate Poland returned to two solid days of family fun on Friday and Saturday. Cindy Collingwood Best, event director, said the pandemic isn’t an issue this […]]]>

POLAND – Celebrate Poland returns this weekend in all its glory.

After no events in 2020 and a reduced 2021 event to one day in the fall, Celebrate Poland returned to two solid days of family fun on Friday and Saturday.

Cindy Collingwood Best, event director, said the pandemic isn’t an issue this year, but finances are causing a pinch.

She said the price of fireworks jumped 30% due to transportation costs. “Even though the fireworks went up, we didn’t want to cut back,” Best said.

Celebrate Poland is a non-profit organization that raises funds in several ways to help pay for the two-day event. The challenge this year is to obtain more funding than in previous years.

“It would typically cost us around $34,000 for the event,” Best said. “This year, we’re well into $40,000.”

She said the donations and funds came from businesses and sponsorships, announcements in the program, fees from food vendors and letters asking for donations.

“This year we are seeing a decline in public donations,” she said. “We haven’t seen any small donations this year so far.”

She said residents often donate $25, which may not seem like a lot, but Best said those little donations add up. She said even a $10 donation this year would go a long way, but for some reason that’s not happening.

Some of this year’s highlights include 17 food trailers and a new cooking challenge. At 2 p.m. Saturday, the event will host the Great Poland Bakeoff, featuring chocolate chip cookies. For those 18 and under, there will be a contest for the best decorated cookie.

Cookies will replace the Baking Contest, which will move to Celebrate Poland’s new Autumn Festival on October 8.

A big change this year will move the parade to Saturday night at 6 p.m.

Best added that the popular Poland Idol will be back on stage and contestants can register until noon on Saturday.

Here is a schedule:

Friday

5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Strawberry Festival, Presbyterian Church in Poland, 2 Poland Manor

6:00 p.m., Historical Society of Poland, 2 Polish Manor

Food vendors, Cortland Lot near the village hall

Kids World, Cortland Field, behind City Hall. Sponsored by (Inflatables and Bounces) Armstrong

6.30 p.m., Tour Village Cemetery, Presbyterian Church of Poland

7:30-10 p.m., live music by Disco Inferno at the Cortland Field stage, sponsored by Brokers Realty

Saturday

8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Registration, Chalk The Walks for Poland, Community Hall at the corner of Cortland and South Main Streets

8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Chalk The Walks For Poland, sidewalks near City Hall, sponsored by Walgreens

9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Local author/artist event, Polish Library in front of the village hall, Route 170

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Book sale, Polish Library opposite the Friends of Poland, village hall

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Installation of the market square, in front of the village hall

10:30 a.m. Registration for the Poland Idol contest, gazebo, lawn in front of the village hall, sponsored in part by the Aurini and Perry families

12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Market Square, lawn in front of the town hall

From 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.: mini golf at the Lion’s Club, lawn in front of the town hall

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Free family activities, Cortland Field, behind the village hall

11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mini-farm, lawn of the village hall, co-sponsored by Aqua and Bodine & Cie CPA

11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Kids World, Cortland Field, sponsored (inflatables and bouncers) by Armstrong.

Noon, Poland Idol Competition, gazebo, sponsored in part by the Aurini and Perry families

Noon, Chalk the Walk, Lookout, Winners Announcement

From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Brittney Marie stilts and hoops, lawn of the village hall, sponsored by the Ricchiuti families

1:00 PM, South Main Street walking tour, meet at the Historical Society Tent

2 p.m. to 2:50 p.m., Great Poland Bake Off, Celebrate Poland’s tent, 18 and over, Drop off chocolate chip cookies. Sponsored by Cindy Best, Brokers Realty

2 p.m. to 2:50 p.m., Great Poland Bake Off junior (cookie decorations) . Drop the cookie of your choice, Celebrate Poland tent, 17 and under. Sponsored by Cindy Best, Brokers Realty

3:00 p.m. Cookie Contest Judging (adult and junior entries), sponsored by Cindy Best, Brokers Realty

5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Live DJ Jeff Dunn, Cortland Field stage, sponsored in memory of Donna Simon

6:00 p.m., Main Street Fire Parade, sponsored by the Western Reserve Joint Fire District

6:30-9:30 p.m., Porgie the Funny Balloon Guy, Cortland Field, sponsored by Dave and Joan Smith

10 p.m., Fireworks by American Fireworks, Baird Mitchell Field, multiple sponsors



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Add to your winter tool kit for only $29.99 https://fallensouffle.com/add-to-your-winter-tool-kit-for-only-29-99/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 02:33:00 +0000 https://fallensouffle.com/add-to-your-winter-tool-kit-for-only-29-99/ At Lifehacker, we independently curate and write things we love and think you’ll love too. We have affiliate and advertising partnerships, which means we may earn a share of sales or other compensation from links on this page. BTW – prices are correct and items in stock at time of publication. If you’re ready to […]]]>

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If you’re ready to put one-pot dinners back on the radar this winter, may we suggest investing in a cast-iron pan? Not only are they one of the most durable, versatile, and functional of their pan counterparts, they deliver sturdy, flavorful cooking no matter what you’re craving. We’re talking steak, baked pasta, cheese dips, skillet cookies and so much more. Luckily, you don’t have to break the bank to get your hands on it either with this epic cast iron cookware sale.

But how much are we talking about exactly? Well, for just $29.99 you can get a 35cm cast iron skillet on Amazon. All you have to do is make sure to add the extra $20 off coupon and you’re good to go. There are also plenty of savings on eBay, meaning you can get the same pan for $50.29 with code ‘AFTERPAY10’, too. Delivery is scheduled for this weekend, so you can start preparing for a storm in no time. You can also grab a smaller one for one-pot meals for just $19.99 and $33.50 (with code ‘AFTERPAY10’) on Amazon and eBay respectively.

What do we like about this cast iron skillet?

Made from high quality professional non-stick cast iron, this Fresh Australian Kitchen Cast Iron Skillet can bake, sauté, broil, broil, braise and sear, meaning you can indulge in new meals and cooking methods every day , with only one cookware (and without cluttering up the cupboard).

You’ll be happy to hear that this product also has 4.4 stars and over 2,000 positive reviews, with customers saying the pan is great value for money and doesn’t disappoint when it comes to cooking. one-pan meals. Others say its durability is also second to none, considering the pan has lasted over two and a half years.

The only downside is that it claims to be pre-seasoned and ready to go, although reviewers agree that this baby’s pre-seasoning isn’t great. Instead, it’s best to add an extra layer of pre-seasoning yourself before use. If you’ve never owned a cast iron skillet before, you can learn how to pre-season a skillet here. There are also some maintenance tips and techniques you should know as a first-time cast iron owner when it comes to cleaning and maintaining your new investment. You can check them here.

What can you do in a skillet?

Now, we can’t leave you with an epic sale price of cast iron cookware, and not give you recipes to make in your new purchase! Here are some of our favorite dishes that will have you covered for dinners and lunches this rainy season:

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Bay Area Bakeries Ranked Best in the U.S. by Yelp – NBC Bay Area https://fallensouffle.com/bay-area-bakeries-ranked-best-in-the-u-s-by-yelp-nbc-bay-area/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 02:38:57 +0000 https://fallensouffle.com/bay-area-bakeries-ranked-best-in-the-u-s-by-yelp-nbc-bay-area/ The Bay Area is home to many quality dishes, from Michelin-starred restaurants in San Francisco to world-renowned fine-dining restaurants in Napa Valley. The latest places to add to your Bay Area food bucket list – Sugar Dot Bake Shop in Walnut Creek and Hey, Cookie! in San Francisco, named two of the best bakeries in […]]]>

The Bay Area is home to many quality dishes, from Michelin-starred restaurants in San Francisco to world-renowned fine-dining restaurants in Napa Valley.

The latest places to add to your Bay Area food bucket list – Sugar Dot Bake Shop in Walnut Creek and Hey, Cookie! in San Francisco, named two of the best bakeries in the United States by Yelp this month.

Sugar Dot ranks second among the best bakeries in the United States, while Hey, Cookie! took sixth place.

Sugar Dot Bake Shop specializes in bespoke desserts for events and unfortunately does not have a physical store.

From Lemon Meyer Pies to Chocolate Coconut Cakes, there’s a decadent option for virtually any dessert lover.

Orders are taken in advance – more information here.

Hey, Cookie! specializes in custom-made, hand-delivered cookies in San Francisco.

The bakery started in 2011, according to the owner on Yelp, and serves a variety of cookies, including mint and chocolate, chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, and Mexican wedding cookies.

For a full list of baked goods, click here.

Yelp’s 2022 ranking lists the best bakeries in the United States and Canada, based on total review volume and ratings.

Walnut Creek and San Francisco bakeries weren’t the only small California businesses on the list.

Yelp also recognized Izola Bakery in San Diego (taking the #1 spot) and Baking Fool in Garden Grove.

To see the full list, click here.

Are you hungry for a cookie today? Anna Rossi shares her homemade chocolate chip cookie recipe.

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Celestina Rovazzini Brezovsky Perry – The leader of Gloversville Herald https://fallensouffle.com/celestina-rovazzini-brezovsky-perry-the-leader-of-gloversville-herald/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 21:34:28 +0000 https://fallensouffle.com/celestina-rovazzini-brezovsky-perry-the-leader-of-gloversville-herald/ Johnstown – Celestina “Tina” Rovazzini Brezovsky Perry passed away peacefully on June 9 at Mountain Valley Hospice with her family at her bedside, just days after celebrating her 99th birthday.Born June 4, 1923 in Fort Plain, she was the daughter of Pio and Mary Rovazzini. During her teenage years, she moved to Johnstown, where she […]]]>

Johnstown – Celestina “Tina” Rovazzini Brezovsky Perry passed away peacefully on June 9 at Mountain Valley Hospice with her family at her bedside, just days after celebrating her 99th birthday.
Born June 4, 1923 in Fort Plain, she was the daughter of Pio and Mary Rovazzini. During her teenage years, she moved to Johnstown, where she attended Johnstown Schools, and resided there for over 5 decades. She has spent her career working in various glove factories for over 60 years including Gates Mills, Samco and many others which has made her an excellent glove maker and very talented seamstress.
With her first husband Matthew Brezovsky, she owned Brezovsky’s restaurant in 1965. Many local residents still remember her delicious pastries, chicken and cookies, and meatball sandwiches. During her years, she traveled across the country several times with her second husband Leslie Perry, with whom she really enjoyed life. She told incredible stories of dancing at Sherman’s in Caroga Lake, NY, driving Model T Fords, working in the factory, owning a restaurant, and raising her family.
Tina loved to cook, cook, go for car rides, find words, listen to music and spend time with her family and friends. You can always count on her to cook you a cheesecake during the holidays, or make you homemade pasta and sauce. Nobody ever went hungry at Tina’s. She made the holidays very special. They were neighborhood events, where anyone had a seat at their table and could enjoy a home-cooked meal. Her faith in God was a big part of her life and she was devoted to her church family. Coffee time was a little tastier when it was Tina’s turn to bake the cookies.
She was also a life member of the Johnstown Moose Club, where she cooked and coordinated parties in her early years.
Always a go-getter, she decided in her 60s to go back to school and got her GED. She enjoyed playing cards and was a huge fan of Saratoga Raceway and Casino. She was part of the Greatest Generation, Americans who have seen it all, which made it a treat to visit her and hear stories collected over her incredible 99 years. She lived and stayed strong for her family. Everything she did was for them.
In 1999, she moved to Gloversville to live with her daughter Jacqueline. The two were a great pair and Jacqueline dedicated herself to ensuring that her mother was safe, comfortable and cared for at home until her very last days.
Tina is survived by her daughter Jacqueline Capasso, her granddaughter Anne (Justin) Boles, her grandson Matt (Andrea Russell) Brezovsky, her granddaughter Chrissy and her two great-grandchildren who brought sunshine into his life, Lorenzo Boles and Zoey Brezovsky. She also leaves behind nieces, nephews, cousins ​​and many good friends: Carol Perry, June Parker, Amelia Decicco, Bette Getman, Sandy Maceyka, Barb Hyrniak, Pastor Joyce Royal and Sharon Rogers. She was predeceased by husbands Matt Brezovsky and Leslie Perry (thank goodness for Les!), as well as son William Brezovsky, brothers Frank, Baby R, Guy, Louie, Leno, sister Linda and grandchildren William Brezovsky. Glass and Alicia Glass.
Tina’s family would like to sincerely thank Maria Hall of St. Mary’s Healthcare, Dr. Michael Sheridan and Sue Frasier, CNA Roberta, and all the staff at Mountain Valley Hospice for providing her with the best care. We are very grateful.
Gram Tina has always said she’s in “borrowed time,” but it’s still not easy to say goodbye. Even though she is gone, we can honor her by imitating her love for life. So please take that trip, wear your clip earrings, put on your lipstick, hug your family, hit the casino and have a night out. We will always love you mom and grandma.
Family and friends can call Monday, June 13, 2022 at Amico Funeral Home, 150 South Main Street in Gloversville at 11 a.m., with a 12 p.m. service, Pastor Joyce Royal officiating. Interment will then take place in Ferndale Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: North Main Street United Methodist Church, 316 North Main Street Gloversville, Mountain Valley Hospice, or www.stjude.org.
Leave your condolences at www.amicofuneralhome.com.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children cook for Platinum Jubilee https://fallensouffle.com/prince-william-and-kate-middletons-children-cook-for-platinum-jubilee/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 16:04:00 +0000 https://fallensouffle.com/prince-william-and-kate-middletons-children-cook-for-platinum-jubilee/ What royal sweetness! The three children of Prince William and Kate Middleton spent their Sunday morning cooking for a Platinum Jubilee street party in Cardiff. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have shared an adorable photo montage of the little pastry chefs at work on their official social media feeds. “Making cakes for the local […]]]>

What royal sweetness!

The three children of Prince William and Kate Middleton spent their Sunday morning cooking for a Platinum Jubilee street party in Cardiff.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have shared an adorable photo montage of the little pastry chefs at work on their official social media feeds.

“Making cakes for the local Cardiff community to enjoy at a Platinum Jubilee street party taking place today! 🎉,” read the caption of the montage featuring Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte , 7, and Prince Louis, 4, as well as mum Kate, 40.

“We hope you enjoy them! 🧁

The footage reveals the British flag paraphernalia adorning the family’s kitchen as the three young royals sift the flour, crack the eggs, mix the ingredients and – with Kate’s help – decorate the cupcakes with chocolate. icing.

Left to right: Prince George, 8, Prince Louis, 4, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Kate Middleton baking cupcakes
The cupcake-making frenzy kicked off the final morning of the four-day Platinum Jubilee festivities.
Instagram/@dukeandduchessofcam

twitter user @Sam19Lou sprang from the scene“OMG, amazing photos capturing a family having fun. Not the glitz and pageantry which I also love, but just a normal day of cooking in the kitchen with your kids.

Another Twitter viewer with the handle @vitaminsea lovingly observed, “When the Queen told us to have a good time and make good memories, William and Catherine pulled through with their beautiful family.”

The activity kicked off the last morning of the family’s four-day festivities around the Platinum Jubilee, which is held in honor of the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.

The Queen, 96, is now Britain’s longest-serving monarch, having been crowned aged 21 on June 2, 1953. At Sunday’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant, she appeared as a hologram.

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She won ‘The Great Australian Bake Off’ – and with all kosher bakes – The Forward https://fallensouffle.com/she-won-the-great-australian-bake-off-and-with-all-kosher-bakes-the-forward/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 16:50:13 +0000 https://fallensouffle.com/she-won-the-great-australian-bake-off-and-with-all-kosher-bakes-the-forward/ There’s no cash prize for winning Bake Off, just flowers and “a pretty cake plate” that Rossanis says he hid so her kids wouldn’t break it. Courtesy of Ella Rossanis By Mira Fox June 03, 2022 Ella Rossanis had no intention of appearing on television. She only applied to ‘The Great Australian Bake Off’ after […]]]>

Ella Rossanis had no intention of appearing on television. She only applied to ‘The Great Australian Bake Off’ after her husband applied to ‘Survivor’ and asked if she would care for their three children – all under 5 – without him for 12 weeks if he was chosen.

“A bit out of spite for him, I was like, ‘Well, I’m going to apply to a TV show,'” she told me.

In the end, her husband wasn’t cast in “Survivor,” but Rossanis was cast in “Bake Off.” And then she won.

The 36-year-old’s pastries are creative and playful, often referencing her children – her star pastry in the first episode, which she won, featured a pair of cupcake-clad breasts that revealed a milky filling liquid when you cut into it; a little plastic toddler crawled sideways towards the nipple. Her winning pastry in the season finale was a towering cake princess castle she made for her daughter, complete with a cookie fountain drizzled with caramel and a pumpkin-shaped cake cart filled with raspberry coulis.

But beyond the creativity, there was something else special about Rossanis’ pastries – they were all kosher. ‘The Great British Bake Off’ has a long history of doing poorly with traditional Jewish foods, but, in the Australian version, Rossanis put his Judaism front and center in many of his baked goods, such as a platter of black sesame rugelach tahini and mini babkas.

And while she didn’t talk about keeping kosher on the show, she did talk about the importance of Shabbat dinner in her family during an episode in which she made a za’atar challah. (The judges were so enamored with her bread that one of them even invited herself for Shabbat.)

Zooming in from Sydney after her kids went to bed, Rossanis told me about how she managed to cook kosher food on set, how her kids inspired her to bake, and how the show changed her life.

This interview has been lightly edited and condensed.

Your pastries are all so neat and professional looking. How did you become a pastry chef and how did you get so good at it?

This show really made me realize what a crazy perfectionist I am – too much I would say; I spend too much time trying to get those perfect lines.

I think I was 10 or 11 or something, and my parents are both doctors, and we always had family Shabbat dinner on Friday nights. But my mom worked on Fridays, so she ended up leaving me food in the fridge that I just put in the oven.

Over time, it turned into me preparing the food, and then I started experimenting. I think when I was 10 the first thing I made was these little shortbread cookies. From there I just started adding different things in the shortbread cookies, then other cookies, then different cakes. And that’s how I grew up – every Shabbat I would try something new and my family was the guinea pigs and that’s how I fell in love with it.

Were you able to observe Shabbat in the hotel where you were sequestered for the show?

It was amazing because I was the only one who could come home on weekends because I was breastfeeding. Filming wasn’t on weekends, which was great because a lot of other shows do. But we filmed from Monday to Thursday so I would go home on Friday morning and come back on Monday.

So the weekends were just normal which was good for being with my family and having Shabbat at home but not great because everyone was training all weekend and I didn’t been able to train and stressed all weekend.

I saw in the finale that your kids came to watch and were by your side as you put the finishing touches on your showstopper!

Yeah, oh my god. In fact, they don’t show you the stress we were all under. And I was definitely more stressed because my kids kept coming over just to taste and touch things, and it was so hot and everything was already oozing everywhere. I was like “I love that you’re here, I haven’t seen you in such a long time, but please go away!”

Your kids have inspired a lot of your baking, but you’ve also spoken on the show about the importance of stepping away from them to rediscover yourself outside of being a “mom.”

When I found out I was on the show, we took a whole weekend to decide, ‘Can I do this? Mainly because I was breastfeeding – like how could I leave my breastfed child and my three grandchildren?

In the end, all of those reasons I couldn’t do it were the reasons I had to. Because I put them first since the second they were all born. What, you know, I chose to be a mom, I love being a mom. But you know, there’s this creative person that was deep inside of me that I didn’t realize was kind of hidden — more with each child, with more diapers, more laundry, and more lunches.

Even just applying for the show, when I was doing the writing — I’m a writer and I love the craft of writing — and thinking about all this baking I could do, made me more passionate.

At the end of the day – and my husband was pushing it too, more than me – it’s that we want our kids to do awesome stuff. How could we tell them to follow their dreams and take risks and chances if I didn’t?

But it’s so weird because the whole time it was this “I’m here for me” thing, but in the end, it’s always about them. You can’t escape doing it all for your kids – even if it’s for you on some level, it’s all about them.

Have you been able to keep in touch with your creative side since the end of the show? I know you post funny pastries on your Instagram.

Yes, it is here to stay. When it comes to cooking, I’m constantly thinking about the next thing I’m going to cook. But it’s more than that – I thought I was just going to be on this baking show and bake cakes and it would be so fun and awesome.

It was rightfully life changing in that way in that it showed me that I could do things on my own. There’s the mommy me, but there’s also this creative me, and that’s what’s lagging behind.

I’ve been approached by quite a few brands for partnerships, working together to write recipes. And I am now writing a column in the Kitchen Confidential section of the Sydney newspaper.

I also baked my first cake for a paying customer the other day, which was great but also made me realize that’s not what I want to do. I want to cook creatively – I don’t want anyone telling me they have a brief.

“The Great British Bake Off” isn’t great for Jewish food, so it was really refreshing to see how much traditional Jewish food you made – rugelach, babka, challah.

The only thing I wanted to do and couldn’t do was hamantaschen; it just didn’t fit the themes of the week. I cook this stuff all the time, I make challah with my daughter every week. I wanted to bring that side to the series.

It’s funny because the hosts have been chefs for 40 years and Maggie had never tried challah before, which I thought was crazy. In New York and America everyone would know what a challah is, but here less so. They had never tried any of the Jewish things I cooked. But it was also strategic—they wouldn’t know how it must taste!

How is the Jewish community in Australia?

I lived in New York for five years, and I really felt like everyone knew Jews in New York and it was more mainstream – all the food and delis, it was just a part of life, something that people who weren’t Jewish would do.

It’s not like that here — it’s not common. It’s a much smaller community, everyone knows each other, and it’s warm like that. But we are less assimilated.

It’s especially fun to be able to portray Jews on television with all these foods that are actually unfamiliar to the public.

Yes, they have never heard of it before. It was a whole behind-the-scenes thing like, “How do you pronounce it?” “What is the plural? They were all practicing saying the “ch”. It was nice to bring it all to this group of real Aussies.

We obviously eat this stuff all the time, but it was good for me – I got so close to all these people and getting them all to try and taste it, it was fun.

I know all of your baked goods, at least at home, are kosher – did you manage that in the shed as well?

Yeah, and actually in the shed they were all kosher because we were allowed to specify brands, and I obviously specified all kosher brands. And because they haven’t run the show for a few years, I think three years, they had to buy all new equipment and cooking appliances. And they were sponsored by all new sponsors, so there were new refrigerators, ovens, blenders – so it was properly kosher.

At one point I made a Cabernet Sauvignon pavlova, and obviously I needed to use a kosher wine. I could have brought a wine because they are so available in Sydney’s Jewish Quarter, but I didn’t think of that. And they ended up driving about an hour and a half down a valley to get me this kosher wine – I felt really guilty about that.

Was this special need for kashrut foreign or strange to any of your fellow participants or producers?

Foreign yes, but they have always been very supportive. Many candidates would say, “No, at home I use this brand of flour.” So it wasn’t weird when I said, “Well, actually, I need to use it.” They didn’t seem to care that it was a kashrut affair.

Also, one of the other guys [on the show], Nav, is halal. And everyone knows halal. So they were fully aware of him and his needs, so I guess that made it easier when I jumped in there as well.

There were, however, a few pastries where gelatin was involved in the technical details. And me and Nav were looking at each other all the time like, “What are we doing?”

Yeah, similarly, in previous seasons of the UK version, they’ve had vegans on the show and they still have to cook with butter and eggs for technical challenges. How do you deal when you can’t taste what you’re cooking?

For one of the technical aspects, mine looked the best, perfect lines, everything looked great. But the top layer of this trifle was a jelly containing gelatin. And mine took too quickly, so I put it in the microwave or zhuzh it, and it worked; he defined how I needed it. But then it was cloudy. And no one else was troubled.

I was so disappointed because if I had worked with gelatin before and knew how to use it, I would have known not to and I would have won this technique! And instead, I ended up nearing the end.

Well, you have gained five techniques.

It’s true. Guess I can leave that one to them.

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Alton Brown’s Chocolate Cake in a Mug takes just 15 minutes to make https://fallensouffle.com/alton-browns-chocolate-cake-in-a-mug-takes-just-15-minutes-to-make/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 11:52:42 +0000 https://fallensouffle.com/alton-browns-chocolate-cake-in-a-mug-takes-just-15-minutes-to-make/ A delicious double chocolate cake brimming with chocolatey goodness… This celebrity recipe from chef Alton Brown only takes 15 minutes to prepare. and bake. The decadent result belies the quick simplicity of the recipe. Since this delicious cake is so rich, it’s the perfect treat for you and that special someone to share. Keep reading […]]]>

A delicious double chocolate cake brimming with chocolatey goodness… This celebrity recipe from chef Alton Brown only takes 15 minutes to prepare. and bake. The decadent result belies the quick simplicity of the recipe. Since this delicious cake is so rich, it’s the perfect treat for you and that special someone to share. Keep reading to learn more about Brown’s cooking hacks for some of our favorite treat recipes.

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Alton Brown’s mug cake recipe for two

Like many recipes on Alton Brown’s website, this sweet treat is quick and easy to make. He combined two popular recipes from decades past to create this modern treat. These two recipes were the molten lava cakes that were all the rage in the 90s and the mug cakes that were so popular in the late 2000s. The result is a cake that rises high like a soufflé before collapsing into goodness. fondant.

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What to cook this week, May 31, 2022 — TODAY https://fallensouffle.com/what-to-cook-this-week-may-31-2022-today/ Tue, 31 May 2022 13:43:20 +0000 https://fallensouffle.com/what-to-cook-this-week-may-31-2022-today/ As spring gradually gives way to summer, it becomes difficult to predict what the forecast will be. Monday can be cool (rather), windy and rainy, while Tuesday can easily become hot and humid. It is therefore particularly difficult to slip into a reliable weekly menu routine. One day the family may be craving something comforting […]]]>

As spring gradually gives way to summer, it becomes difficult to predict what the forecast will be. Monday can be cool (rather), windy and rainy, while Tuesday can easily become hot and humid.

It is therefore particularly difficult to slip into a reliable weekly menu routine. One day the family may be craving something comforting and hearty (roasted chicken and ratatouille, yum!), while a crisp, fresh salad – perhaps with cold noodles – could be just the ticket the next.

Luckily, these easy, versatile and quick-cooking meals will be 100% welcome on your weeknight nightstand, whatever the weather. And because these recipes are shoppable, you can skip the grocery store and order the ingredients you need through Walmart with just a few clicks. (Walmart+ members can also enjoy free shipping on orders of $35 or more.)

What to cook this week

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Why save them for Tuesday? Make these meaty tacos any night of the week! We start with the skirt steak, a savory cut that cooks in minutes – though it’s even better when marinated overnight with smoked chipotles in adobo sauce. Top your tacos with cumin-lime mayonnaise and quick pickled onions, and your average midweek dinner becomes an instant fiesta.

Eggplant and Parmesan Sandwiches on Garlic Bread

TODAY all day

Meatless meals don’t get more hearty than this. The indulgent recipe was inspired by the three things Elena Besser’s family is obsessed with: chicken parmesan, sandwiches and garlic bread. Try this cheesy, garlicky, veggie-centric hoagie (topped with creamy burrata; delicious!) and we know your family will be obsessed, too.

Grilled Caesar Salad

Casey Barbier

As long as you fire up the grill, why not try this salad? Seriously, open flames don’t need to be saved for burgers, dogs, and steaks. A humble head of lettuce – we love hearty romaine – reaches new heights with the addition of a little heat and smoke. And don’t forget to sauté halved lemons and baguette pieces on the grills, for a meal-worthy salad that steals the show from the meat.

Rigatoni with broccoli, walnuts and ricotta

Casey Barber / Casey Barber

There’s a reason pasta is such a popular weeknight dinner topic – everyone loves it, it cooks quickly, and it’s incredibly versatile. And you don’t need to add a lot of other noodle ingredients to have a winning recipe. Concrete example ; toss the rigatoni with the broccoli, walnuts and ricotta cheese and you’re ready to roll. You don’t even need to add any oil to create a sauce, because the starchy pasta water brings it all together beautifully.

No-Bake Crunchy Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Carrie Parente

Think you don’t have time to make dessert during the week? You don’t even have to cook these beauties, and you can stir in anything from dried fruits and nuts to your favorite breakfast cereals. It’s also a great treat to make ahead. Just put a log of dough in the freezer and you’ll have cookies whenever you want.

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EPICURIOUS: WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS – Journal https://fallensouffle.com/epicurious-when-life-gives-you-lemons-journal/ Sun, 29 May 2022 02:39:25 +0000 https://fallensouffle.com/epicurious-when-life-gives-you-lemons-journal/ Square Shortbread Lemon Bars You can serve me a lemon dessert (pie, cookies, cakes, etc.) pretty much any time of the year, but it’s an especially welcome addition to a summer meal or an after tea. -midday. The tang of lemons is deeply refreshing in hot weather and the cheerful lemony yellow color adds a […]]]>
Square Shortbread Lemon Bars

You can serve me a lemon dessert (pie, cookies, cakes, etc.) pretty much any time of the year, but it’s an especially welcome addition to a summer meal or an after tea. -midday. The tang of lemons is deeply refreshing in hot weather and the cheerful lemony yellow color adds a bright touch to any table.

Since you probably don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen on hot days, you can try your hand at making lemon bars. Not only are they quick and easy to prepare, but they are also very versatile. You can serve them with whipped cream or even ice cream for an after-meal dessert, or dusted with icing sugar for a gourmet snack.

Lemon bars are a combination of a shortbread crust and a lemon curd or custard filling. They are particularly popular in the United States, where they are an absolute must-have at bake sales in particular.

Like most popular foods, the origins of lemon bars are unclear. However, the two elements used in this dessert have been around for quite some time. Scottish shortbread originated in the 12th century and English lemon curd was a 19th century invention. Culinary scholars believe bars were probably invented in America in the early to mid-20th century, when bar cookies — date bars, brownies, and cheesecake bars in particular — were gaining popularity.

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The first known lemon bar recipe was published in the August 27, 1962 edition of the Chicago Daily Tribune and was submitted by a Eleanore Mickelson in a column titled Today’s $5 Favorite. Unlike modern recipes, which use several eggs and significant amounts of lemon juice (and even lemon zest) for richness and flavor, Mickelson’s recipe used only two eggs and three tablespoons of lemon juice. lemon.

In 1963, the big guns, aka Betty Crocker Inc, got into the game and released a lemon bar recipe, and from then on lemon bars became an American favorite.

Although the lemon bars are very easy to prepare, as always, there are a few tricks to ensure that they melt perfectly in your mouth:

Be sure to bake the shortbread crust until golden brown. Although most shortbread is only baked until pale, in this case it is important that the crust browns so that the lemon curd does not seep into the shortbread. Otherwise, you’ll just get a dry, chewy lemon bar.

Do not over-whip the eggs. It is important to whisk the eggs only lightly for the lemon filling. Whisking them too much will give the finished product a thin meringue crust on top (similar to brownies) and that’s not ideal in a lemon bar!

Do not overcook or undercook the bars. Follow the temperature and time instructions for cooking, but also use your eyes to check when the lemon curd is set, ie not too jiggly, but not overcooked.

lime bar

Shortbread crust

142g of butter
38g icing sugar
164g flour
2 pinches of salt

Lemon garnish

252 g caster sugar
1.5 tablespoons lemon zest
25g flour
2 pinches of salt
2.5 eggs (126 g if you like to weigh your eggs)
100g lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a 9-inch square pan with foil, leaving an overhang on two sides and grease the foil.

Make the shortcrust pastry: Beat the butter with an electric mixer until smooth and stir in the sugar until creamy (about 2-3 minutes). Add the flour and salt and mix until a dough forms. Press batter into bottom of prepared pan and bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until sides and center are golden brown.

It is very important to cook the shortbread until it is golden brown. If you undercook it, the lemon filling will soak into the crust and you will have dry lemon bars.

Prepare the lemon filling: In a bowl, use your fingers to rub the lemon zest with the sugar (this helps release the oils from the lemon zest for added flavor). Stir in salt and flour. Lightly whisk the eggs (do not over-whip) in a separate bowl and add to the sugar mixture in two batches and mix well with a spatula. Slowly add the lemon juice and mix until just combined.

Pour the lemon filling over the hot shortbread crust and bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until the sides and center are set and there is no jiggling in the center. Let cool to room temperature then cover and refrigerate for a few hours before cutting into squares. Sprinkle generously with icing sugar after slicing.

The writer is a professional pastry chef with a pastry degree from Le Cordon Bleu

Posted in Dawn, EOS, May 29, 2022

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