A Friday Night Dinner

This post is a little unconventional…I just took pictures of things that my parents made, which I supervised. Hehe chef varun + sous chefs veena and raj + lackey arjun. Mom made the desert first since it needed to cool down, then dad and I prepped the fish while mom prepped the chicken and we baked the two together. It was awesome.

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Orange Whipped Cream

This is just a quick follow-up to the previous post on angel food cake. To top the cake, I made some fresh whipped cream, which was quite simple…1/2 pt of heavy whipping cream, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp orange extract and 1/2 cup of fine sugar (or powdered, but that has some anti-caking agent). Whip until medium to medium-hard peaks and refrigerate or use immediately.
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Angel Food Cake

A true gift from the heavens deserves its own post, especially since it can be twisted in so many diabolic ways.  hehehe. In this post I am going to focus on angel food cake and will also highlight the differences between angel food cake, devil’s food cake, red velvet cake and chiffon cake.

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Read on young padawan and when you make the inevitable journey to the sky, hopefully by that time angel’s food won’t be a surprise to you — ambrosia is another story.

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My mom asked my brother and I what we wanted for a nice Christmas morning breakfast. A flurry of ideas flew through my cortex. Did I want waffles? We don’t have a good waffle maker. How about poached eggs? Nah, that won’t do. Pancakes? Overdone. Maybe sausages. Nope; forgot to buy them the night before. In the car a brilliant idea hit me and I exclaimed, “crêpes!” But we didn’t have a crêpe pan…what. to. do.

I went to bed after watching Four Christmases with the family (in case you were thinking of seeing it…don’t) and drinking a considerable amount of wine following the Beef Bourguignon.  The next morning, I awoke to a surprise. You guessed it — crêpes!  Biggest secret is you don’t need a crêpe pan!  Any shallow, non-stick will do.  Read on if you want to build up an appetite.

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