A fun and simple project, you can make little figures of people out of sugar paste. This is a simple and tasty decorating tip to top your next cake or confection. All you need is a little food coloring and a few dabs of water.
I'm constantly searching for a homemade pizza dough that tastes good, but isn't too challenging to execute—in other words, a recipe that doesn't require the learned and magical skill of "dough whispering" (something I've yet to attain, but hope to achieve someday).
Vraymond02 shows how to make crunchy tempura flakes. Start by peeping a pan that will be used for draining. Mix your wet ingredients together, then put flour, water, and egg whites together to form your batter. Strain your batter, then heat your oil on high heat. Pour your batter slowly into the oil; drain when you're done. It should be crispy when done. If it's poured too fast or too much is poured at once it will bake a big dough ball that won't be right. Break the pieces up, wait 5-10 minu...
This video shows you how to make sugar flowers for cake decorations. Follow along with these cake decorating tips as our pastry chef explaining the petal paste techniques. Use the petal paste technique to make sugar flowers for any cake.
A rocket stove is a "rocket" combustion approach to preparing meals, which provides high combustion efficiency and efficient heat transfer to the cooking pot. Research suggests (through practical experience) that by using a rocket stove, you could save at least 50% of fuelwood, which is a significant savings for anyone's financial situation.
Johnny O shows how to smoke garlic that adds a great flavor to other dishes. Any recipe that calls to be seasoned with garlic can use the smoked garlic for a new and unexpected taste.
In this tutorial, we learn how to cook a prime rib steak on an outdoor grill. Before you begin, heat your grill up for 15-20 minutes. Now, prepare your steak by sprinkling salt and pepper on all sides of it. Now, place the steak on the grill so that it's not directly on the heat. Cook this on both sides, then add two pats of butter on the top of it when it's almost done cooking. Keep grilling the steak until it's to the temperature you prefer. When finished, let the steak sit for 10 minutes, ...
The difference between professional cake decorator's icing and your run-of-the-mill canned icing from Pillsbury Doughboy - or simple homemade icing - is that the pro variety is much smoother, richer, and tastier without being too sweet.
This is a recipe for chicken biryani. To start you will need half a kilo of chicken, one medium onion finely chopped, a cooked medium tomatoe chopped, one cup of yogourt, a heaped tablespoon of ginger garlic paste, half a teaspoon of termite paste, half a teaspoon of chili powder, salt to taste, heaped tablespoon of coriander powder, saffron, biscanti rice soaked for half an hour, few pieces of garamasal (assorted), a few threads of saffron, half a cup of milk, a few mint leaves.
In this tutorial, learn how to fake sous vide sausage and reheat it so it's ready when you need it. If you are unsure when your guests will arrive or when you will actually be eating - then use this simple method. By keeping your sausage in boiling water, you will save the flavor and keep it cooked for as long as you need, before you get it onto the plate. Check out this clip for the full details and enjoy!
Sea bream is a type of fish that lives in tropical climates, prefering to live in shallow waters and typically dwelling at the bottom. It's not nearly as easy to find at supermarkets as salmon or tilapia, but it's worth a try because it has such a unique flavor.
Crispy and delicious, oven fried chicken is much healthier than the traditional fried chicken. Easy to prepare, it is a great dish anytime of the year. Watch this how to video to learn how to make crispy oven fried chicken without the skin, but lots of flavor.
Sure, you can buy Rice Krispies or something similar - but making your own puffed rice at home is not too difficult, and is much healthier! This techinque works with any starch. Fully cook your rice, and then dry it out (it usually needs about 24 hours to dry completely). Then take an oil with a high smoke point (such as canola oil) and heat it in a wok. Pour your rice into a strainer, and then submerge in the oil for a few seconds.
If you're looking for a fabulous gift, why not check out this tutorial with Martha Stewart and see what to do to create a beautiful fruit basket. Bananas, apples, peaches, grapes, cherries, oranges, pineapple, kiwi, tangerines - any fruit you want! Of course, make sure you're picking fresh, ripe and in season fruit so your gift can be enjoyed right away! And, you'll want a basket. Typically, these are made from wicker, but you could get creative and choose some other kind of basket as well!
Pasta is a ridiculously versatile food. You can have it with almost any kind of meat, vegetable, or sauce that you could imagine, and unless you throw in something totally bizarre, it usually tastes good. If you're really feeling fancy, you can even make dessert pasta.
Okay, so just as a safety precaution before you dive right in and make yourself a batch of cotton candy at home, remember that melting sugar and corn syrup requires very high temperatures, so you could get burned if you're not careful. Make sure you keep a bowl of cool water next to you at all times just in case any of the hot stuff gets on your skin.
Tim Carter, of AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates the basics about converting your outdoor grill from propane to a natural gas grill. Propane grills have a hose that goes from the propane tank to the grill. Gas grills with have a fuel hose also. But this hose will run from the barbecue grill to your house.
Raw and vegan dishes often entail food that is unprocessed and uncooked. This how-to video will show you great raw recipes to make at home. Watch and learn how to prepare a raw okra recipe. All you need for this okra recipe is: okra, bell peppers, onions, purple cabbage, cilantro and lemon.
This is a great quick and easy recipe and a great healthy alternative to store-bought frosting. My husband and children love this frosting, and it's also a hit at my PTA meetings. It goes great on cakes, cupcakes, cookies, or anything you desire to put frosting on.
Most people need their morning pick-me-up to get the day started right. There's a Starbucks on every corner and caffeine "shots" are sold in convenience stores everywhere. Even Mountain Dew is getting in on the action with its new KickStart "breakfast" drink (whatever that means). With a whopping 5% real fruit juice!
Orange supremes are, as the name implies, supreme versions of oranges. Usually when you nom on an orange you get the thick pith and webby membrane that sticks all the orange slices together. While we don't mind getting all the extra fluff with our orange, when it comes to food presentation it's nice to get all that off.
If you need to make lots of frosting flowers (such as for decorating a wedding cake), you can make many of the flowers ahead of time and then let them air dry before putting them on your cake. This video shows you how to make hydrangeas, gardenias, roses and Gerber daisies out of buttercream frosting.
Bake and Saltfish is a popular breakfast dish in Trinidad and the rest of the West Indies. My stepfather showed me how to make this delicious recipe. I could eat this all day!
Watercress is an extremely healthy plant when consumed, however it can also be deadly if you select the wrong plant! How exciting. This video will teach you how to recognize the good and bad kinds of Watercress in the wild and use them as an effective wilderness food source.
Watch this cooking how-to video as Tracy cooks some traditional Jamaican curried goat. This curry recipe is full of spices and a little hot. Follow along with this Jamaican cooking lesson to learn how to make goat curry.
This video shows a technique to cook the perfect steak in ten minutes. The video starts off with two wonderful Rib-eye steaks. The presenter seasons the steaks with fresh ground black pepper, sea salt, and a dribble of oil. A skillet is pre-heated with oil and a small amount of salt. Once the oil is up to temperature the steaks are placed into the skillet for about a minute on each side. After searing the steaks in the pan, the steaks are placed in the over for about five minutes. The present...
Little Lady Cakes shows how easy it is to make drop flowers for your cakes. These decorations will help make any cake look just a bit prettier.
Pate is an old-world recipe that mixes together ground meat and fat minced into a spreadable paste. Usually served with crackers and meats, pates are elegant appetizers and serve well as snacks at parties.
This video demonstrates a simple method of how to make beef jerky at home. First, combine lean ground beef, seasoning, and a packet of cure is combined in mixing bowl until evenly mixed. The beef mixture is then tightly compacted into a jerky gun. Once the beef mixture is filled to the top and the cap of the gun is inserted, the trigger is pressed on the gun to release the jerky mixture on the dehydrator tray. Once the dehydrator tray is full, it is turned on and the beef is dried until it re...
Everyone we know remembers the first time they took a bite out of a cold, creamy tiramisu like it was yesterday. That's because that sumptuous first bite begins you on a lifetime journey of addiction to the creamy Italian dessert.
So, you've entered the world of cake decorating and fondant icing! What is one to do with their projects once finished? In this video, learn from the best ways to store your fondant icing projects. Take some final precautions and store your cake the best way possible. After all, your time, effort and creativity have made it very special!
Cutting out letters from modeling paste or gumpaste can be very awkward. This how to video shows you how to use letter cutters on fondant with some ease. So watch, learn, and start decorating.
Making a hot tea on a cool day is one of the best things you can do in life. Learn how you can make a delicious mint tea in this cooking how-to video. Watch as Elina Wells goes through the process of taking homed ried leaves from her garden to make mint tea.
Chef John tells us that he normally would avoid any in-home deep-frying, but as you’ll see in this clip, these go so fast, and we use such a small amount of oil that it’s actually quite fast and easy. Most grocery stores carry both round and square “wonton wrappers” or, as they are sometimes called, “wonton skins.”
Watch this how to video to learn how to make a delicious okra stew. For this recipe you will need:
Prepare your eating area if you're eating crab at home. Lay newspaper or butcher paper on the table to collect juices. Decide if you're going to eat the crab as you crack it or collect all of the meat on a plate before you eat it.
A tasty, vegetarian starter, of deep fried halloumi coated in crispy breadcrumbs. This is a Mediterranean dairy dish best served with tartar sauce. Make deep fried halloumi.
In this video, we learn how to carve a papaya flower design. To start, you will want to take a sharp object and outline the drawing you want to make. Carve this onto the papaya, then remove the skin as you are making different shapes. If you want to do a large flower design, carve layers into the papaya to make the flower look more realistic. Take time to carve the different petals, stems, and other details. This is a fun way to make something beautiful with your food, and can double as a cen...
This quick and easy monkfish with garlic & herb butter Recipe makes a mouth-watering change to pan-fried fish. Serve with potatoes or vegetables. Make monkfish with garlic and herb butter.
Chowhound fayehess, also known as Faye Delicious of Blip.tv, puts the finishing touch on a fried egg. If you don't like that slimy jelly stuff on the white of a fried egg, watch this video to learn how to get rid of it without flipping the egg. Helpful tip on frying eggs.