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How To: Crumb coat a cake

Leif Hanson for the Betty Crocker Kitchens shows how to crumb coat a cake. This is when you put a thin layer of frosting on the cake to hold the crumbs in. She starts with a square cake with exposed edges. First, you take a big scoop of frosting and put it on top of the cake. Next, you spread it around with a spatula. As you spread it evenly you want it to go over each edge and corner, but don't let the corners sag. Next, she loads the spatula, fills it from the top edge to the bottom edge, w...

How To: Cook classic grilled chicken with the BBQ Pit Boys

This video teaches individuals how to cook classic grilled chicken using a BBQ pit. The first step is to begin mixing one cup of vegetable oil and two cups of vinegar. The next step is to add your favorite chicken rub and mix it all together with a pinch of pepper. The instructor marinates his chicken for four hours before cooking. The next step is to put the marinated chicken into the BBQ pit grill to begin cooking. The instructor notes it only takes about 10min to seer both sides of the chi...

How To: Make fondant bamboo for cake decorating

Fondant cake decor can turn a simple birthday cake into a jawdropping and inspirational centerpiece. You can decorate pretty much anything edible with fondant decorations. And for that Asian safari expedition cake you're making, these fondant bamboo sticks would be a great addition. This tutorial will demonstrate exactly how to create fondant bamboo sticks to add to your cake decorations.

How To: Make cavatappi bolognese bake

In this cooking video lesson celebrity Chef Jon Ashton creates a customized dish using Joy of Cooking Foods. Watch this video as he prepares a delicious homestyle cavatappi bolognese bake served with multi-grain ciabatta and chedder ciabatta breads. Delish!

How To: Prepare Moringa Tea

Moringa oleifera is one of the most rich sources of nutrients and vitamins that our body needs. It is rich in calcium, potassium, beta-carotene, Vitamin C, and iron. Moringa can be prepared as a vegetable or included in soups, but mostly just the leaves and fruits are used. Others prefer to drink it as tea.

How To: Make crunchy tempura flakes for sushi

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...

How To: Open a can using a Swiss Army Knife

This is a video demonstrating how to open a can with a Swiss Army Knife can opener. To begin, place the can on a flat surface. Open the can opener on the Swiss Army Knife. Make sure that the hook of the can opener is on the outer ring of the can and that the cutting part is on the inside. Use the blade to puncture a hole in the can, pulling up on the handle and pushing the blade along the can. Move the can in a counter clockwise motion cutting along the way. Use the tip of the can opener to p...

News: Whats Happen if You Mix Red Bull & Milk?

Casein is a protein that is found in milk. Groups of casein normally float around in milk without bonding. These groupings have a negative charge. The acidity of the Red Bull causes the negative charges on the casein groupings to become neutralized. Instead of pushing each other apart, the casein starts to clump together causing the milk to curdle and form solid matter.

How To: Make Ethiopian coffee at home

Place your coffee beans in a metal plate over a heating source. Push the beans around with a utensil. Push them continuously so they do not burn. After a while, they should begin to change color from hay yellow to a more blackish color. Once the coffee beans are mostly black (a few dark brown are ok) grind your beans into a powder. Separately boil some water in a kettle. After the water begins to boil, add desired amount of sugar and coffee powder. The more coffee you use the stronger it will...

How To: Make cotton candy using a cotton candy machine

In this video, we learn how to make cotton candy with a cotton candy machine. You will need: cotton candy machine, cone, and flavored sugar. A Gold Medal Mega Breeze cotton candy machine will work best for this recipe. First, add in your sugar to the middle of the cotton candy machine and twist the spinner head to get the sugar evenly in the head. Next, turn on the motor switch and turn on the heat switch. Grab your cotton candy cone and catch the cotton candy with the cone as it comes out of...

How To: Boil milk

First, find yourself a very large pot with a thick base that will distribute the heat evenly, preferably a stock pot. If the bottom is thin, consider some sort of diffuser. If you don't have one, buy one. They are cheap and you'll be glad you did. They even have them in the grocery store sometimes, for less than $10. Pour in your milk and turn on the heat to medium/high. Bring the milk to a boil over high heat stirring constantly, controlling the foam against boiling over.

How To: Reheat pre-cooked sausage so it's ready fast

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!

How To: Cook a flavorful water veggie soup without using stock

Today we are making water soup. Now this may conjure up images of a flavorless meal. In this how to video Mark Bittman from the New York Times shows how to make a flavorful soup without using stock. This recipe is equally delicious as any other stock based soup out there. Mix in onions, carrots, zucchini, garlic and fresh parsley. Cook a flavorful water veggie soup without using stock.

How To: Use a Swiss Army knife cork screw to open wine

This video demonstrates how to use the cork screw attachment on your Swiss Army Knife. The Swiss Army Knife is an important tool to have while backpacking in Europe. It has a variety of uses including opening wine bottles. Begin by putting the cork screw into the cork. Find the middle of the cork and push the tip into the center. Twist the cork into the center. Because cheap bottles of wine often have corks that have deteriorated, it is important to place the cork screw in the center of the c...

How To: Make a royal icing snowflake for your cake

Create a beautiful royal icing snowflake to top a cake using this simple how-to from http://www.Wedding-Cakes-For-You.com. To start, draw out a snowflake (she shows you how) on a dry erase board or piece of paper, place wax paper over it and then trace your snowflakes with royal icing that is placed into either a parchment triangle or pastry bag with a small tip. You will need to do at least a couple of layers of royal icing, and then allow to dry and carefully remove from the wax paper.

How To: Debone a whole duck

Tired of chicken? Discover duck! The Maple Leaf Farms corporate chef will teach you how to properly cut up a whole duck (also called deboning). Cooking duck is easier than you think. Maple Leaf Farms is your one stop for duck cooking tips and duck recipes. Make it a meal to remember with duck.

How To: Make an Italian-style mango gelato ice cream

Attention all ice cream lovers — drop the ice cream and pick up the gelato! You won't regret it. At least, not with this fantastic recipe for a really simple mango gelato. The tropical fruit is the key to this mouth-watering gelato. Sweet and juicy mango is puréed and added to a smooth custard of eggs, sugar, milk and heavy cream. Pastry Chef Meghann Osmon of BINA restaurant effortlessly takes us through the process of making great gelato.

How To: Cut soft, fresh cheese

Slicing soft, fresh cheeses, like chevre, can become a sticky mess. The cheese either clings to the knife or crumbles into an unwieldy pile. To get perfect slices every time, head to the medicine cabinet and grab the dental floss. Wrap the floss (use unwaxed and unflavored) around your fingers and then use to slice through the cheese. Floss works for slicing cheesecake, too.

How To: Make tasty hobo hamburgers with Paula Deen

This delicious ground beef burger is easy to make and requires no cleanup. This cooking how-to video is part of Paula's Home Cooking show hosted by Jamie Deen, Paula Deen . Paula Deen, owner of Lady and Sons, a famous Savannah restaurant, is Food Network's resident southern chef. Step inside her kitchen and discover delicious food that's both uncomplicated and comforting. Like these tasty hobo hamburgers.

How To: Prepare leeks for soups

Leek's are related to the onion family. They are sweet like onions when they are cooked, but unlike onions make your eyes water when you cut them, they have long straight white stalks with tough green leaves. Select white fresh stalks with bright looking green leaves, and avoid damage. To prepare the soup cut the stalk of the green leaf and reserve them to make stock and trim the surface of the base.Under running water cut the leek for two halves and wash thorughly between the layers. Slice t...