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Shortbread Cookie Recipe

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As it is known, there is no one single way of baking or cooking. Experimentation in cooking gives rise to new dishes. One of these forms of dishes are shortbread recipe. There are many recipes for shortbread and each one is as delicious as the other. Listed below is the recipe for the Classic shortbread recipe.

Materials Required:

200g caster sugar
500g butter, softened
500g plain flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

How to Make it:

The oven has to be preheated to 180 degree celcius
The butter, cream and sugar until it is fluffy. The vanilla is stirred, along with the flour and is mixed well
The dough is rolled out to 1 cm thickness, and the desired shapes shapes are cut out with biscuit cutters. It is baked for 10 to 12 minutes.

Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Materials Required:

Ground nutmeg (1/8 tespoon)
Butter-softened
All purpose flour (2 cups)
Egg folk (1)
Salt (1/2 cup)
Confectioners’ sugar (1/2 cup)
Maraschino cherries-drained (1 jar- 10 ounce)
Red decorator sugar (1 jar- 2.25 ounce)

Method

One needs to preheat the oven till 350 degrees F. It is followed by mixing butter, egg yolk, sugar, nutmeg and salt. One needs to add flour to the mixture till it hardens. This needs to be placed on a flour board and kneaded lightly. This process needs to be continued till the dough begins to crack. It is then rolled out onto shapes which are 1/4 inch thick. Then they can be cut into desired shapes. This is placed on a cookie sheet that is not very greasy. This can be decorated with either maraschino cherries or colored sugar crystals. This mixture needs to be baked for minimum 10 minutes or until it turns brown. This Shortbread Recipe is sure to be a guaranteed success.

Chocolate Shortbread Recipe

Materials Required

Powdered sugar
Butter-room temperature
Vanilla extract
All purpose flour
Unsweetened melted chocolate (2 ounces)
Baking Powder (1/2 teaspoon)
Vanilla extract (1/2 teaspoon)

Method

One can combine all the raw materials or ingredients together, one can preferably use their hands for excellent kneading. Then, the dough must be pressed into lightly buttered pans. The preparation can be baked at 325 degrees F for around 20 minutes. Then once they are warm, they can be cut into little wedgies.

Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Recipe

Materials Required

Sifted icing sugar (1/2 cup)
Butter-softened, divided (1 1/2 cup)
All-purpose flour (1 1/4 cup)
Salt (1/4 teaspoon)
Sweetened condensed milk (1 can)
Vanilla extract (1 teaspoon)
Melted semisweet chocolate (3 squares)
Corn syrup (3 tablespoons)

Preparation

Before baking anything, it is always recommended to preheat the oven. In this case, one must preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 1 cup of sugar, salt and butter need to be mixed, in a large bowl and blended till it turns fluffy. Next some flour must be added to it and mixed well. Then one must use his/her fingers to press it evenly into a greased 9 inch square pan. It should be baked for half an hour or till it turns brown.

Once the mixture has been cooled down, the remaining half cup of the butter needs to be melted. This can be done by melting the butter in a 2 quart glass measure with a handle. The condensed milk is mixed along with the corn syrup. It is heated again for 6-8 minutes. This mixture needs to be stirred after a minute. The vanilla extract is then added. This mixture is spread over the shortbread. This can be sprinkled with some chocolate. Then the recipe needs to be cooled till it turns firm. This can be cut into bars and covered and stored at room temperature.

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

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I. What does one need to make a delicious Chicken tetrazzini?

Materials needed:

1 packet thin spaghetti

3 boneless chicken breasts

2 packs shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 can cream of mushroom soup

2 tbsp sour cream

Pepper

Salt

Method:

The chicken breast is first washed and then seasoned with salt and pepper. In a large pot, the boneless chicken breast until they are tender and coming apart. Next, the water is boiled for spaghetti. After the chicken breast and spaghetti are done, save the broth left over from the boiled chicken. The chicken needs to be cut into pieces. The pieces and the 1/2 cup of the broth from the boiled chicken for flavour. Next, 2 tbsp of sour cream need to be added, the can of cream of mushroom soup, and 1 packet of shredded cheese. It is all stirred together to make a chicken tetrazzini casserole. Turn oven 350 F. Spoon tetrazzini mixture into casserole dish and top with shredded cheese. Next, it has to be placed in oven till all the cheese has melted.

It is served best with garlic or buttered toast.

II. There are many versions of preparing Chicken Tetrazzini. For instance there is one called freezer OAMC which stands for once a month cooking. The steps for that are listed as follows:

Break the spaghetti in half and it is to be cooked until it is almost done, drain and rinse with cold water to halt the cooking process

The onions need to be saute until they are transparent. This may take around 10 minutes.

The onion needs to be mixed with the rest of the raw materials and add the noodles together

The mixture can be divided between two containers and can either be frozen or eaten immediately.

III.Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

Materials needed-

4 tbsp unsalted butter

1 package sliced mushroom

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1 can low-sodium chicken broth

3 tbsp dry sherry (optional)

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 coarsely ground black pepper

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

3 cups cooked boneless, skinless chicken cut into strips

1/2 pound spaghetti, broken in half and cooked according to packet directions

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Method

1)The oven should be preheated to 425 F.

2) The butter needs to be melted in a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add mushrooms and saute it for approximately 4 minutes or until it turns brown. Sprinkle with flour and toss to combine. The broth needs to be introduced at this point of time. It can be cooked and stirred often until the mixture is boiling. The heat needs to be reduced and it should be allowed to simmer for 2 minutes and stirred continously. The sherry may be stirred (if in use) in salt, pepper and nutmeg. Then it needs to be removed from heat and stirred in chicken.

3)The spaghetti and the chicken mixture should be combined and then tossed gently and spoon into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish or shallow 3-quart baking dish sprinkled with cheese. Should be baked till 20 minutes or until it turns golden brown.

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January 11th, 2011 at 4:17 am

Slice And Diced Poached Chicken Recipe

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Chicken Salad is loaded with flavours if made with the ideal recipe. You can have chicken salad alone or you can pair it with sides likes lettuce, avocado; it can also be used for sandwiches. In addition to chicken, chicken salad recipe can be made with a variety of other ingredients such as bacon, sliced apples, peanuts, chopped peaches, seedless grapes, fruits, raisins, pineapples, hard cooked eggs, cucumber, peppers, English Peas, olives and a whole lot more. The flavours can also be adjusted by using different spices like cumin and curry.

Ingredients

4 cups diced poached chicken
1 stalk celery, cut into 1/4 inch dice
4 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced or 1/4 cup sweet onion cut into 1/4 inch dice
1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped parsley
1 cup prepared or homemade parsley
1 cup prepared or homemade mayonnaise
2 teaspoons strained freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

1.In a mixing bowl, turn together the chicken, celery, scallions and herbs. Set aside.
2.In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper to taste. Add to the chicken and mix gently until combined. keep cool until time to serve.
3.Serve on a bed of lettuce with sliced tomatoes, in half an avocado or in a chicken club sandwich prepared with artisanal bread, crunchy smoked bacon, vine-ripened tomatoes and lettuce.

Poached Chicken for Salad

10 sprigs parsley
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 small onion, halved
1 small carrot, cut into two halves
1 stalk celery, cut into halves
3 pounds chicken breasts halves, on the bone and trimmed of fat
5 to 6 cups chicken broth, homemade or low sodium canned

Directions

1.Place parsley, thyme, onion, carrot, celery, and chicken breasts in a medium saucepan. Cover with the broth, and bring just to a boil. turn down the heat to very low and cover. Poach the chicken for 20 minutes or until firm to the touch remove the pan from the heat, uncover, cool the chicken in the liquid for 30 minutes.
2.Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and keep back the liquid. Bone and skin the chicken and slice the meat into 1 inch cubes. Discard the bones and skin.
3.Pour off the broth and store, covered, in the refrigerator for 3 days of freeze until later use. Skim off any fat from the surface of the broth before using.

This recipe yields 4 cups diced chicken or 4 to 6 servings.

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January 4th, 2011 at 4:36 am

Steps in Making Uncooked Fondant

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Fondant is very easy to make – all one has to do, really, is to mix all the ingredients together and that’s it! But care has to be given in such a way so that the fondant will appear smooth and silky, without bumps, and the sweetness is evenly distributed all throughout. A simple recipe for fondant involves mixing just three and a half cups of powdered sugar with one third cup each of corn syrup and hot water. No need to cook – just mix together to form a dough, and that’s it.

Steps in Making European Fondant

On the other hand, European fondant needs to be cooked. First off, boil a pound of sugar with 1/5 pound of glucose and some water. After boiling, cool down a bit and then work into the fondant by folding the mixture with a scraper, until the fondant assumes a creamy and smooth consistency. European fondant can be used or eaten as soon as it is cooked or stored in a sealed, air tight container for future use.

Where Can Fondant Be Used

Fondant is generally used as candy or confectionery, and because of its rather sleek consistency, it is among the most common confectionery items used for wedding favors, with the others being bourbon and meringue. Fondant can also be used as icing for cakes, or even as the cake itself!

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November 18th, 2010 at 8:24 am

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