A Taste of Jeni’s Sorbet

Dairy-free, gluten-free and guilt free is what you get to experience with Jeni’s sorbet. She has multiple flavors including banana, lemon and even a Frosé. I sampled the frosé. I was looking for a hint rosé. Instead the exoerience resembled the taste of a mouth full of frozen strawberries. Rosé is listed in the ingredients. Jeni’s sells pints and mini 3.6 fluid ounce containers.

Ms. Dot’s Poundcake Recipe: Featured on HGTV’s Hometown

The hit show Hometown on HGTV made not only fans excited but folks with southern roots excited by featured recipe by a local by the name of Ms. Dot.

Ingredients

  • All purpose flour – 3 cups
  • Sugar – 3 cups
  • Six eggs
  • Butter – 3 sticks
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Ms. Dot Sharing Recipe

And Whatever you do, don’t preheat that oven – Oh no, no no!

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Love Hometown? Thinking of moving to Laurel, Mississippi and don’t mind being featured on the show? Contact hometowncasting@rtrmedia.com

Film and Foodie: The Irresistible Candy, Turkish delight

In the hit Marvel series Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the villain zemo offers up what he describes as irresistible Turkish delight candy. Zemo tempts a child into giving him answers.

Turkish delight was also used to tempt a child in Chronicles of Narnia. Boy, these candies must be something else. MCCN decided to learn more about this candy.

Turkish delight or lokum is a family of confections based on a gel of starch and sugar. Premium varieties consist largely of chopped dates, pistachios, hazelnuts or walnuts bound by the gel; traditional varieties are often flavored with rosewater, mastic, Bergamot orange, or lemon. The confection is often packaged and eaten in small cubes dusted with icing sugar, copra, or powdered cream of tartar.

History of Chess Pie and How to Make it

According to James Beard‘s American Cookery (1972), chess pie was brought from England originally and was found in New England as well as Virginia.[2] A recipe similar to chess pie appears in Martha Washington’s Booke of Cookery, from the mid-18th century. A recipe for chess pie appeared in the 1877 cookbook by Estelle Woods Wilcox, Buckeye Cookery.

Chess pie is most commonly associated as a dessert of the American South. Common types of chess pie are buttermilk, chocolate, lemon, and nut.

The origin of the name chess pie is unknown, but many theories have been proposed. It could be a derivation of “cheese pie”, the combination of eggs, butter, and sugar making a custardlike filling that is similar in texture to British cheesecakes and lemon curd;  it could be named after the town of Chester, England;  it could be from a piece of furniture used prior to home refrigeration called a “pie chest“, in which pies were stored; or it could have come from a mangling of “It’s just pie”/”It’s jes’ pie”

Ingredients

The basic chess pie recipe calls for the preparation of a single crust and a filling composed of flour, butter, sugar, and eggs. Some variations call for the addition of cornmeal as a thickener. Many recipes call for an acid such as vinegar, buttermilk, or lemon juice.

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Baker’s Passion Becomes Her Business

Pastry chef, Jalisa Harris is enjoying her decision to have faith and open One Bite, LLC. It’s her very own baking business serving the DMV area (D.C., MD, VA.). MCCN talks to her about her business and passion for baking in our new series, The Cool Culture Cook. READ MORE

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PECAN PIE RECIPE

Claims have been made of the dish existing in the early 1800s in Louisiana, but this does not appear to be backed up by recipes or literature.[3] Attempts to trace the dish’s origin have not found any recipes dated earlier than 1886,[4][5] and well-known cookbooks such as Fannie Farmer and The Joy of Cooking did not include this dessert before 1940.

Ingredients:

1 CUP OF PECAN HALVES

1 BASIC PIE CRUST, UNBAKED

1 EGG + 3 EGG WHITES

1 CUP OF LIGHT CORN SYRUP

1/3 CUP OF PACKED DARK BROWN SUGAR

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Rum Cake Recipe

Growing up in New York, I got the opportunity to taste the world from a young age. School potlucks meant arroz con gandules, Italian American tri-color cake, and one which especially stood out due to its poignant taste, Jamaican rum cake.

In most of the Caribbean, rum cakes are a traditional holiday season dessert, descended from the holiday puddings (such as figgy pudding). Traditionally, dried fruit is soaked in rum for months and then added to dough prepared with sugar which has been caramelized by boiling in dwater.

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