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Hướng dẫn làm bánh kem sinh nhật bằng nồi cơm điện
Với cuộc sống ngày nay, việc mua những chiếc bánh kem sinh nhật không phải là điều quá khó khăn. Mọi lúc, mọi nơi, chúng ta đều có thể tìm mua được một chiếc bánh kem với hình thức đẹp mắt và giá cả phù hợp. Tuy nhiên, điều đơn giản dường như không đem lại niềm vui trọn vẹn. Sẽ thật ý nghĩa và bất ngờ nếu như chiếc bánh kỉ niệm một ngưỡng cửa mới trong cuộc đời được chính tay những người thân làm nên. Sau đây là hướng dẫn để làm bánh sinh nhật vô cùng đơn giản và không thể thất bại với chiếc nồi cơm điện mini. Nào, cùng bắt đầu làm bánh sinh nhật tạo niềm vui bất ngờ và kỉ niệm khó quên cho những người mà bạn yêu thương! Nguyên liệu và dụng cụ 1. Nguyên liệu Bột ngô: 40g (bột ngô làm bánh mềm, nhẹ, bông xốp) Bột mì: 40g Dầu ăn: 30g (tương đương 30ml) Sữa tươi không đường: 15g (khoảng 15ml) Trứng gà: 4 – 5 quả (tùy kích cỡ trứng) – nhiệt độ phòng Đường xay: 80g (đường xay tan nhanh hơn, làm bánh mềm hơn) Cream of tartar: ½ thìa café 2. Dụng cụ Máy đánh trứng hoặc phới đánh trứng Nồi cơm điện Thìa đong, âu trộn Cách làm bánh kem sinh nhật bằng nồi cơm điện Bước 1: Trộn bột, sữa, dầu ăn Cho bột mì và bột ngô vào chung một bát, trộn đều Sữa và dầu ăn cho vào một bát khác, khuấy đều hỗn hợp Bước 2: Đánh trứng Tách riêng lòng trắng, lòng đỏ vào 2 âu khác nhau. Chú ý: lòng trắng trứng không được dính các chất béo như lòng đỏ, dầu ăn, sữa, bơ để đảm bảo lòng trắng được đánh bông đủ tiêu chuẩn, bánh kem sẽ nở đẹp. Âu đựng, que đánh phải sạch, trứng phải đảm bảo độ tươi. Để máy đánh trứng ở tốc độ thấp nhất, cho muối vào lòng trắng trứng, đánh lòng trắng trong khoảng 30 – 50s đến khi xuất hiện bọt khí to thì dừng lại. Cho cream of tartar. Sau đó để máy đánh trứng ở tốc độ trung bình, tiếp tục đánh lòng trắng đến khi bọt khí to dần biến mất, hỗn hợp trở nên mịn, bọt khí nhỏ li ti như bọt xà phòng giặt. Chia đường làm 2 – 3 phần. Từ từ cho vào lòng trắng trứng. Tiếp tục đánh lòng trắng trứng trong lúc cho đường. Lúc này, để máy đánh trứng ở tốc độ cao nhất. Khi cho đường vào, bạn sẽ thấy bọt khí dần biến mất hoàn toàn, hỗn hợp trở nên đồng nhất, mịn, mượt như kem. Đánh lòng trắng đến khi hỗn hợp dần đặc lại, xuất hiện vân khi máy chạy. Lúc này, hạ máy xuống tốc độ trung bình, tiếp tục đánh đến khi lòng trắng trứng bóng mượt, khi nhấc que đánh lên có tạo chóp, chóp có thể hơi ngoặt xuống. Bước 4: Trộn hỗn hợp Đánh tan lòng đỏ trứng. đổ lòng đỏ trứng vào âu lòng trắng, dùng thìa trộn đều theo 1 chiều Bước 5: Làm chín bánh Đổ hỗn hợp vào khuôn hoặc đổ trực tiếp vào nồi cơm điện và đem đi nướng ngay Làm chín bánh trong khoảng 30 – 45 phút (bật nồi cơm lặp lại ít nhất 2-3 lần) bước 6: Trang trí bánh Trang trí là bước cuối cùng trong công đoạn làm bánh sinh nhật và đây cũng là công đoạn thú vị nhất. Trong khi chờ đợi bánh chín, bạn có thể nghiên cứu và sáng tạo các mẫu bánh sinh nhật để trang trí cho chiếc bánh kem của mình được độc đáo và ý nghĩa. Nguồn thông tin: https://bloggiatri.com/cach-lam-banh-bang-noi-com-dien/ Nguồn tham khảo thêm cách làm bánh khác bằng nồi cơm điện tại Bloggiatri.com
How To Make Mee Goreng Mamak (印度炒面), Fried Noodles with Indo-Malayan Flair
I love Indonesian food. Based on their history and interactions with the rest of Asia, the cuisine has subtle nods to Chinese, Thai, and Indian dishes, but with their own special (and usually nice and spicy) twist. Mee goreng is perhaps my favorite of the Indo-Malayan dishes. From the picture, it looks like a standard chow mein-esque stir fry, but the flavor involved is absolutely incredible and definitely sets it apart from its 'noodle cousins'. (Especially when you top it with fried onion pieces and just the right amount of sesame oil.) Mee goreng is such a popular dish that you can buy instant packages of it all over Asia. In fact, I have some friends who lived in Western Africa that enjoyed instant mee goreng as a steady staple through the week. (You can buy instant mee goreng at a majority of Asian supermarkets in America, but try this recipe for the real deal and super authentic stuff!) ------------------------------------------------------ Mee Goreng Mamak (Fried Noodles) 500 grams of yellow noodles Handfuls of beansprouts depend on liking 2 small tomatoes, quartered 2 small onions, chopped Handful of chicken breast meat, thinly sliced, or minced beef 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 potato, boiled and cut into cubes 1 small size dry bean curd, cut into small pieces 3 tablespoons of cooking oil (I usually use soybean.) 1 tablespoons of minced green onion and garlic 2 fish cakes, sliced (optional) Handful of shrimp, de-shelled and de-veined, optional 1 green chili or Thai chili or red cut chili, optional 3 tablespoons of ketchup 3 tablespoons of chili sauce or chili paste 1 tablespoon of dark soy sauce 1 tablespoon of light soy sauce 1 teaspoon of garam masala/curry/turmeric powder, optional (but highly recommended!) For garnishing (optional): Some cucumber slices Some fresh coriander leaves or green onion Some lime or Calamansi lime (cut into half) Some deep fried shallots Some grounded peanut + sugar mixture Sesame oil 1. Assemble all the ingredients that need to chopped or sliced. In a big frying pan, sauté the onion and minced garlic until fragrant. Add in turmeric or Garam Masala (if preferred). Add the chicken breast/minced beef, stir fry for 1-2 minutes. Add the dry bean curd, fish cakes and potato cubes. 2. Add in the yellow noodles and stir fry until well mixed. If the yellow noodles is too dry, add about 1/4 cup of water. Add the tomatoes, prawns, tomato ketchup, chili sauce or paste, freshly cut green/red chili (if any). Stir fry until well combined (about 2-3 minutes). 3. Add in the beaten egg, sugar and salt to taste, followed by the beans sprout. Stir fry until the beaten eggs dries up. Off the heat and transfer to the serving plate. Top with sesame oil to taste.
Awesome Way to Create a Successful Restaurant Recipes Menu
Add to your restaurant’s appeal by ensuring you’ve got a good menu. Does it feature the dishes that your restaurant is known for? Does it reflect the theme and ambiance as well as the style of your place? Some think that recipes for restaurant menus should be formal, with limited items on the menu rendered in a fancy font. Others go with the ultra-casual approach as they just jot down the specials on a chalkboard and let the customers point to their choices. Both work, though, depending on the situation. But if you’re looking for ways to improve your customer’s dining experience, then providing a good menu is a step in the right direction. Here are some of the best ways to pull this off. Understand the Link What’s the connection between the restaurant kitchen and the menu? Once you identify that, figuring out the rest will be easy. Start with the size and setup of your kitchen. If you have a small kitchen, then you obviously will have a smaller menu. However, that doesn’t mean having a bigger kitchen means you can have a menu with over a hundred items on offer. Know What to Avoid Steer clear of fonts that are hard to read, no matter how artistic or cute they may be. Also, if the description is overly long, that’s going to leave your customers confused. It’s best to keep the description simple and straight to the point so people know what they’re ordering. Make sure you create the right impression by putting your best foot—or food—forward in your menu. Price It Right If the items are too pricey, that may scare away potential customers. That doesn’t mean you should shy away from putting expensive items on your menu. Just make sure they’re an excellent match for your restaurant. One tip that can help is to put expensive items side by side with affordable options. Spread them apart in the menu, so customers get to view options that are well within their price range. Also, if you're going to put up seasonal items on your menu, make sure you use the market price. Create Special Menus Many restaurants provide customers with different menus for special occasions, like Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. The good thing about offering up a menu like this is that it limits the food items available at such a busy time, which makes it easier for the kitchen to prepare and whip out the orders in the shortest time possible. Think About the Cost It's fun to be creative with your menu by putting out food that reflects your ideas of what playful or fun should be. However, always temper your wishes by thinking about the cost. Using expensive ingredients that may drain your budget dry may not be ideal. Look for substitutes that are equally tasty and that still work. Add or change items on your menu, too. Don’t be afraid to experiment. If you keep on improving your menu, your customers will always have something to look forward to.
White Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake
Caramel Sauce: 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 3/4 teaspoons lemon juice 1 pint heavy cream 4 tablespoons unsalted butter Before I get into making the sauce, let me note that this isn't the easiest way for most home cooks to go about making caramel sauce. Melting almost pure sugar in a pan is pesky and it can burn quite easily. If you're not feeling up to attempting this part of the recipe, feel free to buy your favorite caramel sauce and warm it gently to glaze the cheesecake. In a medium sauce pan over medium high heat (I'm using non-stick for this), combine the sugar and lemon juice. Stir with a wooden spoon until the sugar is mostly melted then set aside the spoon and swirl the pan over the heat to keep the color even throughout. Continue to cook and swirl until it sugar turns a medium amber color. Watch it carefully, the sugar will quickly darken and should it become dark brown or black it will taste bitter and unpleasant. When the sauce turns the right color slowly whisk in the cream. If the caramel hardens with the addition of the cream, do not worry. Just continue to add the cream and bring the mixture back to a a boil over medium heat. Continue to stir until the sugar has remelted. Allow to boil for 5 minutes then remove from heat and stir in the butter. Pour into a heat safe container and chill until ready to use. Crust: 10 ounces graham crackers, crushed into crumbs 7 tablespoons unsalted butter Cheesecake Filling: 3 8-ounce packages of cream cheese, room temperature 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 1/2 cup heavy cream 8 ounces good quality white chocolate, chopped 5 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract pinch salt boiling water Pre-heat the oven to 375°F. Combine the graham cracker crumbs with the melted butter and press into the bottom and 1 1/2 inches up the side of a 10 inch spring form pan. Bake for 10 minutes and then allow to cool completely on a wire rack. Reduce the heat to 325°F and prepare the cheesecake batter. Place the chopped white chocolate into a heat safe bowl and set aside. Bring the 1/2 cup of cream to a simmer over medium heat in a small sauce pan. Pour the hot cream over the white chocolate, jiggle the bowl to submerge it and allow to stand for one minute. Stir the chocolate gently until melted completely. In your mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese until smooth and lump free. Add the sugar and mix, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. On medium speed, slowly add the white chocolate ganache. Once combined you can add the eggs, one at a time, beating on low speed until each egg is incorporated. Once you've added all the eggs, mix in the vanilla and salt and pour into your prepared pan. Set the pan onto a couple large sheets of aluminum foil and smooth them up the sides of the pan to waterproof. Set the cheesecake into a large roasting pan and then place in the oven. Pour the boiling water into the roasting pan, filling to about one inch (no higher than the lowest edge of aluminum foil). Allow to make at 325°F for one hour then reduce heat and bake at 300°F for an additional 60-90 minutes until the center is just set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely on a wire rack. Once cool chill for at least 4 hours before serving. To glaze, gently warm the 1 cup of the caramel sauce on the stove or in the microwave until slightly runny and then pour onto the cheesecake. Smooth the caramel over the cake and you're ready to serve. Enjoy.
Know How to Enjoy Culinary Travel Around the World
If you follow travel industry trends, you have probably noticed the increasing number of culinary travel blogs that talk about gastronomic delights from around the world. From hidden ramen spots in Tokyo to Michelin restaurants in Madrid to mom-and-pop eateries in Marrakech, these blogs make you want to pack your bags and hop on a plane to try the flavors of the word. Indeed, culinary travel blogs are showing the growing interest of tourists in food and wine tourism. But what exactly is culinary travel and why is it big right now? While culinary travel blogs have just become phenomenal, they are not entirely new. People have been going to different parts of the globe to taste and discover different kinds of cuisine for centuries. But today's generation of travelers want to share every epic foodie moment on their social media, whether they tried fried insects from a local food stall or splurged on a 10-course meal in a celebrity-chef restaurant in Dubai. This is why tour operators now provide tour packages designed for food enthusiasts and even for serious gourmands. By joining one, you won’t just enjoy a gastronomic adventure—you will also be able to visit incredible destinations and even pick up some cooking skills along the way. According to various culinary travel blogs, here are some of the best ways to get the most out of culinary travel packages. Learn food history Culinary tourism is not only about specialty dining experiences. Of course you will visit various restaurants, cafes, and bistros, but it's a lot more than that. The best trips let you meet with chefs and take part in food seminars and events. Culinary travel packages allow you to learn about local culinary cultures and customs. You will explore age-old cooking traditions and uncover the history of certain cuisines, discovering how they have evolved over the years. Cook local dishes It's one thing to know about how foreign dishes are made, but it's another thing to prepare and cook them yourselves. To make this trip extra memorable, take cooking lessons and learn directly from local cooks. This way, you can recreate your favorites at home. Explore the local area What better way to learn about food history than to be in the very place where the recipes originated? Some of the best culinary travel packages take you to farms and markets where you can buy and even harvestlocally growningredients yourself. About the Company Dynie Sanderson, Editor and Writer of Napa Food Gal Travels offers visitors an inspiring journey as a resource on culinary and wine destinations, luxury travel and resorts, restaurants, food and culinary events, unique get-a-ways, solo travel, and soft adventure travel. As an experienced food, wine and travel writer, Dynie’s passion for food and travel takes her to destinations near and far working in partnership with tourism boards and Destination Marketing Organizations. Dynie Sanderson has been a food, wine and travel writer for over 20 years with editorial contributions to a variety of regional lifestyle publications including being Publisher/Editor of GuestWest Magazine and Food and Flavor Editor for Napa Valley Life Magazine. Dynie – NapaFoodGal is the Editor and Content Creator for NapaFoodGalTravels as well as managing her popular social media outlets. She also is contributor to a variety of print and online publications with upcoming features to be showcased in JustLuxe, “the hotel guide”, FWT, AppleNews, Google News, USA Today 10Best and more … Today, NapaFoodGalTravels has a reach of over 200,000 people across the world between her blog and social media channels. Monthly page views per Google Analytics: 88.2K Twitter Followers: 61K Instagram Followers: 18K Facebook Fans and Friends Combined: Over 6,000
The Christmas Latte to Rule Them All
I've talked about this cafe before, and I'll talk about it again. All That Sweets is hands down my favorite dessert cafe on Earth. Watch my video review here or read below^^ Today I went alone so I passed on a slice of the strawberry shortcake but look how adorable is it! Their cakes are always light and creamy, though the flavors change daily! I've seen chocolate, vanilla, and even kiwi cakes. Instead I opted for one of their amazing macarons. Because I came late in the day, my only option was the chocolate raspberry "merry xmas" heart macaron, but I probably would have chosen that anyway. These flavors also vary with the season but every single one I've ever tried has been absolutely delicious. But of course, the star of the show is my Christmas Tree Latte <3 Their lattes are amazingly intricate, and they have a dozen of them on the menu at all times. The homemade (delicious) whipped cream is covered in melted chocolate, sprinkles, and meringue cookies. I seriously thought I hated meringue until I tried these babies. Now I can't get enough! They sell these for the month of December, and then usually move on to make snowflake or other winter themed lattes. All year 'round they offer rose, raincloud, and even coral styled lattes! This year they also introduced a gingerbread man latte that I was tempted to get, but I had to stick to my traditional tree :) You can also find me here: Tumblr Instagram Twitter Facebook SnapChat: cari.cakez
3 luxury sustainable spas in Bali
Bali has a lot of spas; in some areas, every third shop is a spa. All varieties of spas can be found as well -- from local to international award winning spas. In recent years, a lot of people have become more conscious of what they put on their skin. The skin absorbs up to 60% of what you put on it, so with increasing amounts of chemicals in many products, it can lead to allergies or worse. One way to avoid this is to choose a spa that uses naturally made products and takes an approach that is kind to your skin. Local Indonesian jamu (traditional medicine) methods have always done this but a few luxury spas in Bali not only use natural products but also take the spa experience to a new level of comfort. The Spa at Alila Soori Villas The Spa is housed in a sustainably built house with a view of the Indian Ocean in front. Entering this warm and opulent hideaway, the central spa area is dominated by a beautiful pool that instantly adds a sensuously relaxed atmosphere. The traditional Balinese Beauty Ritual is two hours of pure bliss. Balinese lulur is an ancient village remedy with its origins from the rice farmers of Bali that is recognized as traditional medicine. The treatment is believed to help warm the body, relieve aching joints and help in the recovery of troubled or loose skin. Locally sourced sandalwood, fennel seed, star aniseed, eaglewood and fenugreek are blended together to use during this healing remedy. It is a 60 minutes Balinese Massage, body scrub, body mask and mini facial. The massage uses natural oils and you can choose a beautiful aromatic blend to suit your mood. After the massage, you are gently scrubbed using the herbal warming mixture and then wrapped in a cocoon while the gently heated massage table ensures every pore is cleansed and every muscle relaxed. The therapist performs a revitalizing mini facial as you relax on this wave of warmth. Not only do you feel like you are floating on a cloud after the treatment, but you are also assured that only the most natural ingredients have been used during this process. If you loved the products used, there are a wide range of Alila Spa products for sale to take with you. A particular favorite is the Black Volcanic Soap that is made from Balinese volcanic lava. Ojas Spa, COMO Shambhala Estate This famed wellness retreat outside Ubud is the ultimate luxury hideaway in the forest with an ethos based around holistic principles. If you are not staying here, you can come and get pampered at the beautifully serene Ojas Spa. Ranges of treatments are offered here, including hydrotherapy and Ayurveda treatments. This Zen space is very soothing and, set among vast sounding grounds; it is a quiet retreat to indulge in a treatment. Signature massages are done using specially blended oils made on the estate, sourced from local products and 100 percent natural. The Shambhala signature massage is an hour-long treatment and uses innovative long strokes and medium pressure to both relax and revive spirit and mind. Set in a light airy room looking onto a garden, complemented by clean lines to leave the mind uncluttered, this deeply therapeutic technique performed by a highly skilled therapist feels more like a four handed massage thanks to the expertise of the therapist. This is a deeply relaxing and aromatic experience that leaves the skin smooth and supple. Facials are also available using a range of their homemade products called PURIFIES. These products are based on the principles of aromatherapy, incorporating only premium grade oils free of parabens, petrochemicals, artificial fragrance and color. The PURIFY Holistic Facials are deeply calming and catered to your skin type using these products, along with steam and specialist massage techniques to cleanse and rejuvenate the skin. Not only are the products used at the Ojas Spa kind to your skin, but also to the surrounding environment. Fivelements Puri Ahmisa This healing hotel is located just outside Ubud in a scenic spot with the river flowing through. The spa is perched right along the riverbank so you hear the flow of water easing past as you are experiencing some incredibly therapeutic and natural treatments. This award-winning spa is unique in that not only does it have a wide variety of beauty treatments, but also healing rituals are on offer from Balinese healers and priests. This means that both body and soul can be nurtured naturally in this wonderful sustainably built bamboo spa. Acupressure with Pak Ketut is designed to trigger the body’s self-healing abilities and uses energy transfer to help heal. After starting with transference of energy, the ritual is designed to relieve both physical and mental strain. This can relieve deep-seated tension and trigger the healing process. The healing rituals harness the power of both natural herbal ingredients and energy. The beauty rituals use a wide variety of natural elements found throughout Bali. Probably one of the most healing plants is the coconut. Virgin coconut oil is one of the most healing oils, naturally antibacterial and nourishing. The Coconut Harmony treatment is a deep massage with this oil, followed by a moisturizing bath of coconut milk, the pure blended aromatic Shakti Oil and scattered with Frangipani flowers. A hewn rock bath gently sheltered by foliage looks over the flowing river below melding nature and the spa together. This wonderful bamboo structure is open meaning that it is a totally sensory experience within nature.
Falling in Love With Singapore
Do any of you have a place that you've never visited, but you know you're meant to be there?! Well, for me, it was always Singapore. My aunt was born in Malaysia, and she and my uncle lived in Singapore for almost 20 years! My grammy always told me stories of traveling there for the wedding or just to visit and it sounded magical! In college, I inexplicably became friends with a ton of incredible, insane, amazing Singaporean girls and I finally had a chance to visit them in their home town! Myself and two other friends stayed in a gorgeous AirBnB (pictured above) with a British family (and their dog!) and spent four days there eating, exploring, and discovering what humidity truly is. Some places you should definitely check out: 1. Chinatown - There are tons of shops and eateries all around this area and the architecture is really cool! Here you can find cafes that serve drinks the old fashioned way - in a REALLY thick cup so the liquid never cools. (Old men often pour the drink into the saucer and drink from that rather than drink the super hot coffee) Also try out a Singaporean specialty which is half tea, half coffee! 2. ALL THE FOOD COURTS Singapore is famous for their food courts, which are just huge open-air markets with a ton of stalls offering every kind of food you can imagine. Most are open 24 hours and my friends and I were lucky to have stayed near one of the most famous ones - Newton Food Centre! Carrot cake is actually a radish and soy sauce dish that is INCREDIBLE. BBQ Stingray is delicious and you MUST try it. Banana prata is like the best banana pancake you will ever have in your entire life. Ice Kachang is a dessert, yes there is corn and beans in it ;D Check out all the colorful food below: You should also really take advantage of the heat and use it as an excuse to eat ice cream with every meal...cause I sure as hell did! 3. Orchard Eats Other foods you should try are rainbow dim sum near Orchard station and steam boat which is similar to shabu shabu! 4. The Flyer My friends were nice enough to get us discounts for the Singapore Flyer which was awesome! I wouldn't recommend paying full fare for it unless you really like ferris wheels, but it gave us an incredible view of the city! 5. And of course definitely visit the Gardens By The Bay! It was really incredible and you could walk through the Marina Bay hotel (where we took a much needed iced coffee break) Singapore is definitely a foodies paradise and even though I've never experienced humidity like that (even in Hong Kong!) it was worth every second!