April 5, 2013 |
Ever thought homemade bagels were possible? And great bagels at that? They are, and Peter Reinhart wrote a great story for Food to share his secrets : " What I am about to explain could get me barred from the Lincoln and Holland tunnels or any other routes into Manhattan. But as a baker who loves bagels and all the things that can go on them, I am duty-bound to dispel urban legends and to tell you that anyone can make great bagels at home, no matter where you live.... "Bagels are about the simplest of all breads to make.
January 24, 2013 |
If you're looking for a simple dinner that will help to stave off the chilly wet weather, look no further than Coral Tree Cafe's vegetable soup. Fresh vegetables simmered with barley in a hearty broth, it makes for a perfect one-dish meal. What's more, you might not even notice it's vegetarian. (Of course, you can add some meat or doctor the ingredients to suit your taste.) You can find the recipe here. For more quick-fix dinner ideas, check out our video recipe gallery here . Food Editor Russ Parsons and Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter show you how to fix a dozen dishes in an hour or less.
November 18, 2012 |
Most societies that make bread also make some kind of beer. In a way, beer is just a batch of bread gone wrong. If batter contains the enzymes to convert starch to fermentable sugars, either from sprouted grain (malt) or saliva (if the grain has been chewed), it will turn into beer, though not exactly a well-hopped lager with a creamy head of foam. As beers still are in some remote places, it will be a bit sour, only slightly alcoholic and so porridge-like it provides B vitamins as well as carbohydrates.
September 23, 2012 |
To Americans, "loaf-shaped" connotes something rectangular with definite square corners. That wouldn't occur to people in most of Europe, where nearly all breads are baked free-standing--the long French and Italian loaves, the round rustic breads found from Russia to Spain, fancy braided harvest loaves and so on. Only in the Netherlands and the English-speaking world is bread usually baked in rectangular loaf pans. England and Holland changed to the loaf pan because it was more convenient for bakers and in order to get a higher loaf (because the dough can't spread sideways as it bakes, loaf-pan bread rises higher)
November 10, 2011 |
Dear SOS: I have never been able to find a vegetable soup that comes close to Coral Tree Cafe's. I know they must have a secret ingredient in there that gives it that extra something special! With fall approaching (and hopefully cooler temperatures), I would love to make this soup at home. Emily Baker Santa Monica Dear Emily: Coral Tree Cafe was happy to share its vegetable soup recipe, which we've adapted below. Enjoy! -- Coral Tree Cafe's vegetable soup Total time: 1 hour Servings: 8 to 10 Note: Adapted from Coral Tree Cafe in Los Angeles.
November 10, 2011 |
Dear SOS: I have never been able to find a vegetable soup that comes close to Coral Tree Café's . I know they must have a secret ingredient in there that gives it that extra something special! With fall approaching (and hopefully cooler temperatures), I would love to make this soup at home. Emily Baker Santa Monica Dear Emily: Coral Tree Café was happy to share its vegetable soup recipe, which we've adapted below. Enjoy! Coral Tree Café's vegetable soup Total time: 1 hour Servings: 8 to 10 Note: Adapted from Coral Tree Café in Los Angeles.