July 24, 2013 |
The nation's appetite for Cronuts seems to know no bounds. But it looks like Cristina Ferrare may be able to help with that. [UPDATED: An earlier version of this story misspelled Cristina] Sure, Wednesday morning - as every morning in recent memory - there were probably hundreds of people waiting in line outside of Manhattan's Dominique Ansel Bakery in hopes of procuring one of the little pastries made from fried croissant dough. But will they be there Thursday after they read Ferrare's take on the Cronut, developed with the help of Hayley Christopher, chef of the Hallmark Channel's “Home & Family” show?
June 20, 2013 |
Is the impending gluten-free doughnut from Dunkin' Donuts the holy grail? Or, to take this opportunity to use another cliché, just the tip of the fast-food iceberg? Many people who don't eat gluten are practically dancing in the streets at the news that, by the end of the year, Dunkin' Donuts will start selling a gluten-free cinnamon sugar doughnut. Can there be any question now of the power of the gluten-free market? Can a gluten-free Big Mac be far behind? PHOTOS: Gluten-free desserts "At Dunkin' Donuts, we recognize the importance of providing our guests with many options, including alternative choices for people with food and dietary restrictions,” Michelle King, a spokeswoman for Dunkin' Brands, said in a statement.
June 18, 2013
Cinnamon ice cream 1 cup milk 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 cup half and half 2 cups whipping cream 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar In bowl combine milk and cinnamon. Stir to thoroughly distribute cinnamon. Add half and half, cream and sugar. Stir well to thoroughly dissolve sugar. Freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Then pack into glass or metal dish and freeze at least 1 hour. Makes 1 quart, or 8 servings. Each serving contains about: 316 calories; 50 mg sodium; 96 mg cholesterol; 26 grams fat; 19 grams carbohydrates; 3 grams protein; trace fiber.
April 27, 2013 |
A freshly baked tray of cinnamon rolls, redolent of spice and sugar and yeast, turned gold by the heat that still warms the kitchen. Can't you just smell 'em? Bet you can't wait to taste them, either. We combed through the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen's recipe collection for some of our favorite cinnamon-infused dishes. We found cinnamon rolls , of course, but we didn't stop there. We've got cinnamon-scented pancakes, tarts, cakes, breads and much more. So how about this for a cinnamon challenge: Flip through our photo gallery, above, and try to resist.
April 22, 2013 |
It seems harmless enough, swallowing a little spoonful of a lovely spice like cinnamon, but the so-called cinnamon challenge, as millions of YouTube viewers know, is not a pleasant gustatory experience. In clip after clip on the Internet, someone - often a teenager - ingests a tablespoon of the stuff, without drinking fluids, within 60 seconds. A burning sensation triggers the gag reflex. Coughing and sputtering ensues. A cloud of brown powder surges toward the camera. Most people who try it recover quickly.
January 18, 2013 |
Freekeh -- it's the grain pronounced free-ka and in Aramaic means "the rubbed one," a reference to rubbing off the roasted husk to reveal the grain, still green because it has to be harvested when young. The rubbed one is the loved one: Described as a cousin to bulgur wheat and native to Lebanon , Jordan, Syria and Egypt, it's the latest hip superfood showing up on menus such as at Jessica Koslow's Sqirl Cafe in Silver Lake. Koslow serves her freekeh with pickled blueberries, chanterelles and goat cheese.