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Homemade doughnuts - baked or fried?

The jury is out on which country originally created the doughnut, America or Holland?  The legend has it that Dutch sailors brought their Oliebollen (translated as oily cake balls) to New York when they settled. Somehow along the way they got their famous hole and were rebranded as doughnuts- and the rest is history.  Dutch Oliebollen. Source: The Spruce Eats Either way, there are two popular ways to cook them - fried or baked. All the recipes we have seen differ slightly but have the same characteristics. Fried doughnuts are yeast recipes that rise, are light in texture and medium brown.  Baked doughnuts are smaller, baking powder driven and more compact. A typical fried glazed donut will be around 269...

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Amazing dessert - Trio Profiteroles

In this recipe, we will teach you how to make wonderful profiteroles for the upcoming festivities (or whenever you feel the desire of impressing your loved ones.) in the easiest way possible. Illustrations will be provided to help to guide you in the most detailed way we can. Every utensil is provided in the subscription kit of the month. Prepare your spatulas and let’s cook!   Trio of Profiteroles   …………………………………………   CONTAINS   Large bag flour Large bag crème patisserie mix Medium bag chocolate buttons Medium bag pistachio Medium craquelin mix bag 3 colours of fondant icing (white, brown, green) White chocolate icing tube INGREDIENTS REQUIRED   600ml whole milk 60ml water 110g soft butter 3 med eggs (120...

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Interview Nicola & Stephanie (Lopeztwins)

  1) I love your blog and look forward to your beautiful Instagram posts.  Everything just looks so nice and very inspiring (outfit, travel, meal…).  You make us travel with our photography & playlist. I think it shows in everything you do!   You do a great job of inspiring life style. Was this your intention when you started the blog « Lopeztwins » with your sister and how did you get started and why? Thank you, that’s really lovely to hear! Our intention when creating our blog was exactly that . We really wanted to make the reader travel with our photography, and with the music to match. Our aim when we created our blog was to have it...

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10 ways to bring Veganism into your life.

 Why Mon Dessert embraces the Vegan revolution!  Whether you are full or part-time Vegan we salute you.    10 ways to bring Veganism into your life.   1- Eat vegan 3-5 days a week.   Being vegan doesn’t need to be a regimented thing.  Even cutting down on the number of animal products we consume makes a difference to our health and to the environment.  By becoming vegan for most of the week, when we do go back to eating a regular diet we automatically become more mindful about the way in which we consume meat, eggs and dairy. By savouring every bite and buying meat, dairy and eggs of the highest quality. 2-Try swapping cows milk for oat, coconut or...

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Interview Gabrielle (@aglassofice)

1) I love your blog and look forward to your beautiful Instagram posts.  Everything just looks so fresh and healthy.  And you are so responsive and positive.  I think it shows in everything you do!   You do a great job of inspiring lifestyle.  Was this your intention when you started « A Glass Of Ice » and how did you get started and why? First of all, thank you so much for your kind words!  I actually first started a blog about shoes; documenting my latest purchases.  However, predictably I soon ran out of shoes to blog about.  Oops!  On a brighter note, my intention with A Glass Of Ice has and always will be simply to capture and share as much...

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