Saturday, January 9, 2016

EGGS - A Special Food Issue

Photo from "12 Things You Can Do With an Egg".


FOOD:
SPECIAL
EGG
ISSUE

There is something special about sharing breakfast in bed with your lover, on a cold wintery day and or having a quiet Sunday Brunch at home. Both of these fantasy meals usually revolve around eggs.

In this issue we share a few "how to" egg preparation videos from the internet. 
Enjoy this special egg edition, next week we are back to "ART" and food!

EGGS!
Check out this video on great ideas using eggs.



(Below are stills from this video.)





 Pavlova is a light meringue,
whipped cream and fresh fruit dessert.
PAVLOVA
INGREDIENTS:
  • - 4 large egg whites, room temperature
  • - Pinch of salt
  • - 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • - 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • - 2 teaspoons white-wine vinegar
  • - 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • - 1 1/4 cups heavy cream, whipped
  • - 10 passion fruits, for serving (optional)
  • - 4 bananas, for serving (optional)
  • - Mixed berries, such as raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, boysenberries, or blackberries, for serving (optional)
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Using an 8-inch bowl as a guide, trace the perimeter of the bowl onto a sheet of parchment paper. Transfer parchment paper, pencil side down, to a baking sheet. Set aside. 
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat egg whites and salt together until glossy peaks form. With mixer running, add sugar in three additions, beating until meringue is stiff and glossy. Sprinkle in cornstarch, vinegar, and vanilla; gently fold to combine. 
  3. Mound the meringue in the center of the 8-inch circle. Using a spatula, evenly spread meringue out towards the edges. Transfer baking sheet to oven and immediately reduce the temperature to 250 degrees. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. 
  4. Turn off oven and let meringue cool completely in oven. When meringue is cool and completely dry, top with whipped cream and desired fruits.
Make a Killer Egg Sandwich!



Gordon Ramsay teaches 
how to cook his Scrambled Egg breakfast!



Jamie Oliver teaches 3 ways to cook Scrambled Eggs:
English, French & American methods.


Make a Japanese Omelette!



(Note:The Bonito Stock shown in video is Dashi / fish broth.) How to make Dashi:  Ingredients4 cups water (960ml) + 2 handful of dried bonito flakes (or 4 small packs of dried bonito flakes) Instructions: Boil water and then add dried bonito flakes in a pot. Let it simmer for 2-3 minutes. Strain it. Use it as instructed in the recipe. Cook Time: 10 minutes Yield: 4 cups (960ml)

Japanese Omelette:
8 eggs
180 ml Bonito Stock
30 Grams Sugar
1 Tbs Mirin

1 Tbs Sake

Whisk together, cook in layers in a square frying pan to form the square shape.


Make Egg White Muffins!




Make Soft-Boiled Eggs!
& Hard-Boiled Eggs!

(The Soft-Bolled Eggs are from The Atkinson Family Cookbook. Many people think Soft-Boiled Eggs are at the top of the egg menu!)

Soft Boiled Egg
Bring water to full boil. 
With a spoon, slowly place the egg in water. 
Allow to continue full boil for exactly 5 minutes. 
Remove, drain boiling water and fill pot with cold water, allowing the eggs to cool for 2 minutes. 
Slice off the small end top of the egg shell with a knife or a egg topper.
Add Salt and pepper inside, on top.
Serve the soft-boiled egg in the shell, using an egg cup and eaten with (preferably) an egg spoon.

Hard Boiled Egg
The same as above, but boil egg for exactly 10 minutes.

Alternate Method
Soft Boiled Egg 
Put 1/2" of water in pot, cover and bring to a boil.
Place eggs in hot water with a spoon, (use 1 to 6 refrigerator cooled large eggs).
Cover, cook eggs in the stream and water (do not lift cover) for exactly six and a half minutes.
Remove Eggs
Slice off the smaller end top with a knife or an egg topper
Sprinkle salt and pepper on top
Serve the soft-boiled egg in the shell, using an egg cup.

Alternate Method
Hard Boiled Eggs
Place eggs in a large saucepan. 
Fill the pot with water to one inch over the eggs  
Slowly bring the water to a boil over medium heat
When the water reaches a rolling boil, cover pot and remove from heat
Let sit in hot water for 12 minutes
Then transfer eggs to a colander and place under cool running water to stop the cooking
Eggs can be peeled and served immediately.

 
Make Poached Eggs!



Make Egg in Bread!



Make Egg-Bread / French Toast!



Make Eggs Benedict!



Make the Hollandaise Sauce from Scratch!


Simple Hollandaise Sauce made in a blender & the chef' professional way.

(Source: All videos were found online.)




Until later,
Jack





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