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How to Make Belgian Waffles?

This is for those working people who rarely get an opportunity tohave a breakfast of their liking. Because in the working days they just have togobble foods to start for their working places in time. But in the holidays theyexpect some special kind of food. What better you could ask for if you’reoffered waffles in breakfast. There are many types of waffles and among them,Belgian waffles are the most beloved food from Belgium. I don’t mean to saythat you have to travel to Belgium to get the taste of this food. You caneasily make this kind of waffles at home using some very common ingredients andsimple appliances as well.

What are the Belgian Waffles?

Belgian Waffles is an authentic mouth-watering kind of dessert preferredby people of all ages. This crispy and golden colored dish is topped withdelicious chocolate or strawberry flavored juice including a scoop of creamyvanilla ice cream. Moreover, you may add some dry fruits for garnishing. Thissweet dish is not only taken in breakfast but it can be relished in partieswith your family and the near and dear ones. Let’s have a try to prepare thissugary dish at your home all by yourself.

The Necessary Ingredients

Here the ingredients that are essential to prepare Belgian wafflesat your home.

  1. 1 package of dry and activeyeast.
  2. 300 grams of flour.
  3. 50 grams of sugar.
  4. 120 ml of melted butter.
  5. 470 ml of lukewarm milk.
  6. 5ml of vanilla.
  7. 0.25 grams of groundnutmeg.
  8. 0.25 grams of cinnamon.
  9. 0.1 grams of salt.
  10.  2 egg whites.
  11.  2 egg yolks.
  12.  120 ml of water.

Now after having all the ingredients, it is time to follow theprocess in steps so that could help you to prepare some perfect Belgian wafflesby your own effort.

Making The Batter

  1. At first, take a large mixing bowl and pour ½ cup of water, 2 tsp of sugar, and 1 pkg of dry yeast into it and mix them properly using a whisk and leave it for 5 minutes in the room temperature.
  2. Now add the flour, rest of the sugar, and the milk into the bowl. The boiled milk should be left for sometimes until it becomes lukewarm and then you can mix it to the batter.
  3. Add rest of the ingredients leaving egg whites behind into the batter. The egg whites are kept in a separate bowl for further use. Using oil instead of butter makes the waffles crispier.
  4. Mix all the ingredients using the whisk properly to make sure there are no lumps or dry spots left and the batter must look smooth. As this is an important part of the whole process, using an electric mixer should be the best idea to blend the ingredients properly.
  5. Cover the bowl with a wrap and keep the mixture in the room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Now the egg whites are beaten with the whisk properly until they are foamy. Keep on the process until they become stiff and sticky. If you want to get some light and fluffy waffles then you must not ignore this step.
  7. Take a spoon or a rubber spatula and scoop the foamy egg whites to the risen batter when the time limit of 30 minutes is over.
  8. Mix the egg whites evenly with the batter using spatula by turning the batter upside down. This is how the batter is made and now it needs to be baked using a waffle iron to get the best result.

Baking The Batter

  1. Take the waffle iron andbefore start pouring the batter preheat the machine up to medium heat and thenturn off the power. Now fill the waffle iron with the batter up to the edges.Make sure they don’t be overflowed. Close the lid and turn on the power.
  2. Allow the batter to bebaked for 5 minutes. But a minute before you have to check the color of thewaffles, if they are golden brown then you should start removing them.

Topping and Garnishing

If your waffles are baked then you have to go for the final dressingof the dish to add some extra taste and also to look better. In most cases,people love to add homemade buttermilk syrup as the top of the waffles. Apartfrom this, those who love to get some fruity flavor may add berries, slicedbanana including whipped cream, maple syrup or chocolate syrup. If you’relooking for some meaty flavor then you should add baked bacon with the waffles.

Keeping The Waffles Warm

After preparing this mouth-watering dish you need to keep it warm atleast for 30 minutes before serving. To make this possible, you have to placethe waffles after pulling out of the iron into a 200°F oven. You have to lineup the cooked waffles on a baking sheet into the oven to keep the edges of thewaffles crispy.

Keeping Waffles for A Longer Period

Sometimes you have to keep the cooked waffles for a few days. Inthat case, you need to freeze the waffles keeping them into large Ziploc bagafter removing air from inside the bag. When you need to serve them, you haveto place them into an oven and warm them until they become crispy again. I canensure you that you’ll get the taste as good as the fresh ones.

The Final WordsWeekendsare always considered as A merry time for those have to go through a tough timeduring the weekdays. And the days become merrier if you’re served themouth-watering, delicious Belgian waffles in breakfasts. It is always apleasure for us to be appreciated for preparing a good dish. What if you tryyour hand to make this? Who can say you’ll not be the winner ahead of theprofessionals? Good luck!!                                  

Things To Consider When Buying Countertop Burners

For those who don’t know what countertop burners are, these are the perfect option for places with small spaces that do not have enough room for a traditional stovetop, like a shared living space or a studio apartment. A countertop burner is lightweight, compact, and portable, so it’s easy to take with you wherever you like. It also enables you to cook food while your regular cooking appliance is malfunctioning. It comes handy in a pinch, like when your stove breaks down. With these countertop burners on hand, cooking food can be done easily.

Some people buy countertop burners because they need an extra burner or simply want to upgrade their old countertop burner. But before making that purchase, what are the things you need to consider? Should you choose the most expensive one or settle for a unit that comes with many features?

Let’s take a look at the following factors you need to think about when buying countertop burners:

1. Know How Often You’ll Use the Burner

An important factor to bear in mind when buying a new countertop burner is how often you’ll use it. Countertop burners may come in all sizes and shapes, and how frequently you’ll use one will help determine the size you need. You should remember that domestic-use countertop burners aren’t made to be used for a long period of time as it can shorten the unit’s lifespan. If you’re searching for heavy-duty burners, it’s best to consider a commercial countertop burner.

2. Temperature Levels

There are countertop burners in which you can adjust the level of temperature through the unit’s control knob. But there are also some units that you may adjust to preset temperature levels. If you like a countertop burner that will let you have control on the temperature, you should choose cast-iron burners instead of choosing induction burners. Due to how induction technology works, you might find it challenging to control the temperature of an induction burner.

3. Counter Space Available

Another factor you must consider is the available space in your kitchen. Since the burners are designed in different sizes, you must purchase one that will fit perfectly in your place. In addition to that, consider the unit’s  number of burners as it impacts its overall size. For instance, single burners like these countertop burners from Kitchenall occupy a small space compared to double burners. For those with limited space, there are single burners that are made to fit in small kitchens and can be used by those who do not cook at home frequently.

4. Type of Countertop Burner You Require

When it comes to countertop burners, the options are endless. Some of these include induction, ceran, gas, and electric. While the usual choice is an electric burner that doesn’t require installation, considering other options can be a good idea. For several options like gas, installation is required, while some like conduction stoves require magnetic cookware to work. Energy-efficiency is also another vital factor you must not forget. Here are the different types of countertop burners you can consider, as well as their features:

  • Induction Burner – It’s the most efficient available burner these days. It is much safer because it doesn’t produce residual heat.
  • Electric Coil Countertop Burners – These are not the most ideal in terms of energy-efficiency. Such burners don’t cook food well.
  • Gas Countertop Burners – Most professional chefs choose these burners because they generate uniform heat. However, there are some risks with gas burners. These work through making an open flame. It can be dangerous when used improperly. You will also require a gas cylinder or gas connection to use it. Other places have particular regulations when it comes to installing gas appliances. It is important to consult the local authority in your area beforehand.
  • Ceran Burners – These are also a great option with a single drawback: these burners have a smooth and shiny glass surface that looks good, but they’re prone to scratches and aren’t compatible with other cookware.

5. Safety Features

If you are the type of person who believes in safety first, it’s best to look for countertop burners that are designed with safety features. Depending on the unit you prefer, some safety features include auto-shutoff or time controlled shut-off. Such features will ensure one’s safety in your home.

Conclusion

Those are just some of the many factors that you should keep in mind whenever you are buying a countertop burner. Make sure to keep the pros and cons of every burner type in mind before you finalize your decision. Shopping around is always a good idea since not all countertop burners can give you the best results, and some might not be tailored to your needs.

5 Amazing Pasta Recipes You’ve Been Looking For

The pasta is very easy to make, and since it could be made in a few minutes, it saves your precious time, and you can do other important things as well. If you have pasta in your kitchen; you are really reducing the cooking time. There are different types of pasta available in grocery stores; each pasta can be cooked in various ways; moreover, different kinds of pasta come in different shapes and sizes. Children and adults love them. It’s an excellent thing that you can make the pasta with fewer ingredients but having fewer ingredients won’t make your pasta less tasty. You can add as much as ingredients, but the results will be the same most of the time, so you should go for the most straightforward recipes, and for that, we are going to help you with that.

1. Tomato sauce penne pasta:

Penne pasta is one of my most favorite pasta of all time, penne pasta is loved across Italy and penne is considered to be the most famous shape in Italian pasta. This recipe is going to help you find a delicious flavor. You will need tomato sauce, garlic, olive oil, penne pasta, full cream milk, salt, red chili flakes, and black pepper. Boil the pasta for 6 minutes since this pasta cook in very less time, add oil to the non-stick pan, you can visit this website to read some reviews about some of the best non-stick cookware as well. Heat the oil and add some chopped garlic and add let it turn golden, then add tomato sauce in the pan and let it simmer buy adding some water to it and place a lid over it. When the sauce thickens, and it is cooked; add salt, chili flakes to the sauce. Let the flavors combine and add full cream milk to the sauce and then let it cook until thickens. Now add cooked pasta to the sauce and stir it over low heat. Now you have tomato sauce penne pasta ready to eat. Dish out the pasta in a platter and sprinkle some chopped parsley over it. Serve!

2. Chicken Spaghetti:

Spaghetti is made all over the world, but everyone cooks it differently; the recipe we have for is simple, and the ingredients used for this recipe can be found in every household. This spaghetti is cooked with julienne cut boneless chicken. For this recipe, you need julienne cut boneless chicken, garlic, salt, pepper and spaghetti, and obviously Gordon Ramsey’s favorite olive oil. You need to cook the spaghetti in hot boiling water, while you are marinating the chicken in soy sauce, salt, and pepper. After marinating the chicken put it in the fridge for 10 to 15 minutes, now you can heat the pan, and add olive and chopped garlic. Now put the chicken in the pan and toss it after adding salt and pepper. Add some water to tender chicken and after cooking it, add cooked spaghetti. Toss the spaghetti in the pan and sprinkle some freshly chopped parsley or you can add some oregano as well. It is ready, and it should be served immediately after cooking.

3. Alfredo Pasta:

Alfredo pasta looks so good, its white sauce looks so delicious, and you can’t help yourself but eat it as much as you can. Alfredo pasta can be made with these ingredients, garlic, salt, pepper, cream, oregano, and penne pasta. Add some olive oil in the pan and then add some garlic in it, on the other hand, your pasta must be boiled and ready. After searing garlic in the olive oil, you can put all-purpose flour in the pan and make it thick, now put the cream in the pan, and make a sauce out of it. Add some salt and pepper as desired and then add your pasta in the sauce, let the sauce simmer and add some oregano in the sauce; it will give you fragrance. Now your Alfredo pasta is ready. A pasta recipe cannot be as simple as this one, right!

4. Meatballs and spaghetti with tomato sauce:

This is a very common and simple recipe, meatballs with spaghetti are just too tasty, it does not matter how much you eat; you will always want it. The meatballs can be purchased by anyone since they are not expensive, even if you are a student, you can buy them, and you make a great recipe out of them. However, tomato sauce enhances the flavor of the meatballs when they are cooked in it. You can buy any good tomato sauce from a grocery store and give it a chance since it is an easy to go recipe you won’t mess it up. For this recipe, you need tomato sauce, meatballs, salt, pepper, and spaghetti. You can also use other types of pasta as well, but spaghetti always looks good with meatballs. You need to cook meatballs in boiling water, once they are cooked, take them out and place them in the plate.

Meanwhile, boil your pasta and strain the excess water. Now coming back to your stove, you need to add put some olive in the pan and add the tomato sauce, add some sliced garlic in the sauce, and you can add basil leaves while adding salt and chili flakes. Now add water and let it simmer. After it is cooked, add the cooked meatballs in the sauce and coat them with the sauce. However, you can now use two different ways to serve this, either you can put meatballs with tomato sauce on the top of your spaghetti, or you can put your spaghetti in the sauce. It depends on you how you like it. Serve it hot! 

5. Pasta salad:

The best thing about the pasta is that it can be served cold or hot. It is really your choice. However, I will suggest you serve it at room temperature; the best will come out of the pasta salad if you are serving it at room temperature. You need to cook the pasta; it does not matter what kind of pasta you are using for salad, you could use macaroni, ravioli, fusilli or orzo for your salad. You can add baby corn, olives, beans, onions, parmesan cheese and cucumbers. Moreover, spices and herbs can also be added to your pasta salad.

Nonnabox:

This post is written by Line Arias who has been working as a nutritionist for ten years now. She recently collaborated with health and fitness spa, NYC, and since then, she has been working on weight loss’ meal prep plans.

5 Egg Dishes That Will Enthrall Your Guests

What does the top-most compartment of your fridge contain? An egg tray – that’s how important they are for our lives!

Eggs are among the most versatile foods in the world; they are consumed in breakfast, incorporated in lunch dishes and can be made as a side dish to serve along with the dinner. Boil them to add to curries, scramble them make a delicious breakfast and fry them to be added in rice; it’s as widely-applicable as you can imagine.

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How To use a Gas Range

Gas ranges are essential cooking equipment for all homemakers. It’s just like a workhorse of your kitchen indeed. To make the right application of this cooking appliance, you have to learn how to use a gas range.  

In this article, I would like to explain the step by step ways of using this appliance Also we are likely to present the benefits of using it. So read on till the end.

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13 Gift Ideas For Meat Lovers

If you have a friend or a relative or just anyone who loves meat and even the idea of it, you need to get hands-on something useful and meaningful for them if any occasion comes up.

Obviously, if you are looking for a gift regarding the person’s taste, you need to research it a little. There are countless amazing gift ideas for meat lovers.

If the person you are buying a gift for is not a fan of cooking but is more attracted by the idea of meat you can also get them something that is in a meaty packaging.

Here are 13 perfect gift ideas for meat lovers:

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