* 1 1/2 pounds Smithfield ham, cut into thin slices
* 1/4 cup brown sugar
* 1/4 cup light soy sauce
* 2 tablespoons water
* 2 tablespoons honey
* 2 Asian pears, cut into 4 pieces
* 2 green onions, cut into thirds
Cakes are basically made from fat, flour, sugar and eggs, with the exception of the sponge, which is fatless. The texture varies according to the method of preparation and the proportion of fat to flour. The richest cakes include equal proportions of the basic ingredients as in a Victoria Sandwich Cake, but additions can be made such as dried fruit nuts and spices as for a Christmas or Birthday Cake. Numerous flavourings can be included and these vary from chocolate and coffee to coconut, orange or lemon etc.
Heat the oil in a small frying pan, add the onion and fry gently for about 5 minutes until softened and translucent.
Mix the minced beef, sausagemeat, herbs and seasoning in a large bowl and stir well. Mix in the fried onion. Beat the egg with the soy sauce and add to the mixture to bind.
A lot of people like pasta and eat it rather often. But you can't imagine how many various types of pasta exist. There is long pasta, short-cut pasta, ribbon-cut pasta, decorative cut pasta, minute pasta, stuffed pasta, and irregular shape pasta. If you want to diversify your meals, use any unusual pasta shapes for your dishes. Also we offer you some pasta recipes.
Cake is a dessert made of pastry and cream or jam. Usually it has several layers. The top of cake is decorated with chocolate, cream, nuts, fruit, jelly etc. There are so many different cake recipes, that every person on Earth can choose something for him/her. Whether you like it moist or dry, sweet or savory, fluffy or dense, cakes come in all flavors and tastes. Some cake recipes are universal, another are made only for gourmets.
Wounds can be external cuts and abrasions or inner disruptions caused by operations, tears, and other injuries. Juices high in vitamins C, E, the B complex group of vitamins - B2, B5, folic acid, niacin and parabenzoic acid - beta-carotene, and the mineral zinc can all help in consolidating the process of healing. Green leafy vegetables, carrots, apricots, melons and citrus fruits are all good sources of these nutrients, and juices made with them can help.
Steaming seafood, especially shrimps, in an electric food steamer is almost fool proof, for having perfectly cooked fish and seafood.
With an electric food steamer you just put your seafood in, fill it with water, set the timer and then you're free to do something else. We have cooked hundreds of pounds of shrimps in one of these. Once you get on to cooking with a food steamer, you will be cooking your entire meal in it.
People eat bread for centuries. Some years ago white bread was considered the most expensive and health-giving, but today we know that it is not so good for us. White bread is rather nutritious and is not good for people who's on diet. Wholemeal, brown and wheatgerm bread is much better for our health. But what kind of bread is it?
Orange, a popular citrus fruit, originated in China, but are now cultivated all over the world. They are relatively inexpensive and are an excellent source of vitamin C. These fruit are very delicious and health giving. But be careful with them, because they can cause food allergies and similar diseases in children.
Puddings are one area in which your family will feel the microwave has been a great investment! A pudding can be produced so quickly and with such little fuss that it becomes more and more difficult for me to get out of serving one at the end of a meal! Here are some recipes of puddings of stewed fruit, apple, gooseberries, plums, soft fruits and rhubarb and orange.
Chicken stays moist and full of flavour when cooked in the microwave, however, it will not have its lovely crisp skin. Since my family enjoy the skin on a chicken and like it golden and crispy, I three-quarters cook the chicken in the microwave, then transfer it to the top of a very hot oven for about 15 minutes to finish cooking. However, if I am cooking the chicken to use in a different dish, or to serve in a salad, then I usually cook it totally in the microwave.
You can defrost and reheat food in microwave. Any type of food can be successfully defrosted in the microwave whether meat, fish, prepared dishes, soups, or vegetables. Full power is used and food is quickly heated through with very little effort. Do remember to allow it to stand for a few moments before serving, so that the residual heat spreads evenly throughout the food.
Most cakes, however delicious, are improved in appearance by being iced and decorated. The decoration need not be elaborate and many simple, attractive designs can be very effective. Traditionally, sandwich-type cakes are filled with jam or a filling such as Stork icing and the top and sides may be iced with Stork, Fudge or Glace icing, and decorated. Everyday cakes, Madeira cakes and Gingerbread are not usually iced but the very rich Fruit cakes normally made for occasions such as Weddings and Christmas are first covered with Almond Paste and then with Royal Icing and then some form of decoration.
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