How to Make Spanish Bread

Spanish bread with tomato, also known as pan con tomate or pan a la catalane, is one of the simplest and well-loved dishes from Cataluna, Spain. Spanish bread is easy to prepare and quick to do. Tomato itself was introduced to Europe by the Spaniards, which originated from the Americas. It was not however commonly eaten in Spain and the whole of Europe until the 18th century. Spanish bread became widely...

How to Make Cream Puffs

The traditional cream puffs are made from a thick paste called pate a choux (pronounced; shoe). Sounds a bit complicated yes, but this is just a mixture of water, milk, salt, flour and eggs blended together. Their lightness and sweet taste make them perfect desserts or shells for éclairs. Making cream puffs is relatively simple. You just have to pay attention to details and follow instructions strictly. If...

How to Make Drop Biscuits

In the South, where the best homemade biscuits were traditionally made by women, drop biscuits were clearly distinguished from rolled ones. The irregular, lumpy shape of drop biscuits makes them only suitable for ordinary days, while rolled ones were for special occasions. Drop biscuits taste just as good, though. This particular recipe is a special one and truly marks the line between biscuits for ordinary...

How to Make Clam Cake

Originally an Old England favorite, clam cake has become a popular dish for cook-outs and picnics. Clam cakes are actually more like fritters than cakes. No baking is done here, only a little bit of frying and you are good to go. Ingredients: 1 small can minced clams ½ cup clam broth 2 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder ½ cup milk 2 eggs ½ tsp paprika 1 tsp fresh chives or parsley, chopped ¼ tsp onion powder ½...

How to Make Donuts

Donuts are among the fried bread varieties that are easy and enjoyable to make. If you wish to try it out, here is a simple donut recipe that you can try at home. Ingredients: 1 cup of warm milk 5 teaspoons of yeast ¼ cup plus a pinch of sugar 2 cups of all – purpose flour ½ cup of warm mashed potatoes ½ teaspoon of salt 2 tablespoons of oil Instructions: Make the yeast mixture by combining the warm...

How to Make Tempura Batter

With this recipe, you can come up with your own version of authentic Japanese tempuras any day you want them. The secret to crisp, light golden tempuras is ice cold water. Make sure the water you use in this recipe is freezing cold. Drop an ice cube or two before adding to batter. Recipe is perfect for shrimp, vegetables, chicken, or other meats. Ingredients: ¾ cup flour ¼ cup corn flour ½ cup ice-cold...

How to Make Baking Powder Biscuits

This simple recipe for baking powder biscuits is a quick one to learn. Even kids who have shown a liking for cooking and baking can do this on their own, as long as you supervise them and teach them the basics of kitchen safety. If you are wary of adding vegetable shortening to your biscuits, you can drum up some extra virgin coconut oil as an alternative. Ingredients: 2 cups pastry flour 3 tbsps vegetable...

How to Prepare Onion Rings Batter

Onion rings are an ultimate American favorite dish. Saturday night parties, beach picnics with the family, and movie marathon nights with a loved one are never complete without onion rings. This recipe for onion rings batter is a tad fancier than the ordinary flour-and-eggs combination. Use this recipe to add a little spice to your all-time favorite comfort food. Ingredients: ½ cup dark beer ½ cup seltzer...

How to Make Potato Pancakes

Start your busy day with a hearty breakfast. Here’s a great recipe you can make that will give you all the energy you need to get through the day. Ingredients: 2 cups grated potatoes, about 1 1/2 pounds potatoes 1 medium onion, grated 1/4 cup milk, scalded 1 egg 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt Dash pepper 1 teaspoon baking powder Parsley Vegetable oil Instructions: In a large bowl, mix...

How to Make Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls are sweet bread made from yeast dough. The dough is usually stuffed with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon. They are rolled, cut is small portions, and then baked. What you get are spiral-shaped aromatic cinnamon rolls. These rolls can also be glazed or topped with caramel. They are best eaten while still warm or with hot coffee. Ingredients: 5 cups all-purpose flour 1 (18.25 ounce) package dry...

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