So now that I have some free time, I have come up with this new recipe!
Now I call it bacon ice tea, but it really has nothing to do with bacon, just a name! This recipe was made up after I had some ice tea at a restaurant, and it was gross! Way to sweet, and the tea tasted like it came from some pre-made powder (if that’s even possible!). It only takes a few minutes to make and its cheaper than buying it at the store!
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup white sugar
2 tbsp loose leaf earl grey tea
2 tbsp loose leaf oolong black tea
5 mint leaves torn in half
Loose leaf tea pot
3 liter juice container
Boil enough water to fill the teapot, make sure the water is boiling since black tea requires very high temperatures to steep properly.
Steep tea in the loose leaf tea pot for 8-10 minutes
Mix all the ingredients together in the juice container and chill until cooled.
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So in the past few weeks I have had a bunch of people tell me that they have never cookedrice! I was astonished at this because rice makes it into my meals at least 3 times a week! But as the weeks went on more people told me they have never cooked rice. So after explaining it a few times, I decided that I would just post it on here!
Now you may have noticed that I did not specify a liquid to cook the rice in, that’s because it’s totally up to you! You could use consommé, chicken stock, vegetable stock, or just plain water. It’s really up to you! I always try to pair it with the dish, but my overall favorite is chicken stock!
In a medium pot, combine the rice, liquid, salt and pepper together.
Cover with a tight fitting lid, and bring to a boil. As soon as it boils, turn off the heat and let it sit. The rice will slowly absorb the liquid until there is no more liquid in the pot. This usually takes around 20 minutes. Try not to open the lid so that the steam inside cooks the rice.
Once cooked, fluff with a fork and serve!
So there it is! White rice cooked in under 25 minutes!
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This is part 2 of the bacon ice cream saga! A few years ago I saw a show by chef Micheal Simon that highlighted a company that specialized in candied bacon products! The one product that stood out to me was chocolate covered bacon. So here is my take on their chocolate covered bacon, and to make it even better I’ve paired it with vanilla ice cream!
Set up a double boiler to insulate the chocolate as you melt it. If you don’t have a true double boiler, just take a large Pyrex bowl, and place it on top of a small pot with 1″ of water. Bring the water up to a simmer, add the chocolate, and slowly melt the chocolate, make sure you don’t get any water in the chocolate or it will seize up!
Once the chocolate is completely melted, dip the bacon in the chocolate and place on a piece of parchment paper.
Place in the fridge and cool until the chocolate has hardened, about 10 minutes.
Serve with a scoop of ice cream and enjoy!
Hope you all enjoyed this recipe! I found it only took a few minutes to make and was super tasty!
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So here is one of the 2 recipes that I promised you yesterday!
I created this recipe a few years ago after seeing a tv show. It was a recipe that was originally brought over from the Ukraine, but since they never released the recipe I had to make it up from memory!
It is a mix between a pizza and a calzone, but has a ground meat filling with lots of onions, paprika, and garlic!
I’ve been super busy with my studies this week so I haven’t had too much time to post any new recipes. But tomorrow I will!
I’m going to be putting up the second part of the Bacon Ice cream series, and a new dish that I have yet to name! It has a hungarian background, but since I don’t speak Hungarian I have no Idea how to spell it!
I don’t have time to post all 3 recipes for the bacon ice cream, but I have enough time to do one!
I got the idea originally from Smokin bones a few weeks ago, and ever since I thought I could do better! So here is my interpretation of the bacon ice cream I had at Smokin bones.
Vanilla ice cream with bacon brittle
Good quality vanilla ice cream
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup crumbled bacon (reserve 1 tbsp for garnish)
Preparations and Cooking:
In a small pot, mix the sugar, corn syrup, and water together. On medium heat, combine the mixture until clear. Turn the heat up to medium/high and boil (do not stir!), using a candy thermometer bring the mixture up to 300 degrees F (hard crack).
immediately take the sugar mixture off the heat, Mix the baking soda, butter, vanilla, and bacon into the sugar mixture. (this might get a bit scary because it bubbles, but it’s okay!)
When the bubbles subside, pour onto a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper.
Allow to cool for 30 minutes
Break the brittle into pieces and put half of the brittle into a food processor. Blend the brittle in the food processor until it is the texture of coarse corn meal, pour the mixture into a bowl.
Scoop out a ball of ice cream and roll it in the bacon brittle until it is completely covered.
Serve with a piece of the intact bacon brittle and some crumbled bacon for garnish.
Thanks for checking out part 1 of my bacon ice cream adventure! Please let me know what you think and try it out yourself!
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This is just a sneak peek of what I will be posting in a few hours! This is the first time that I have shown anyone my thin crust pizza recipe and I really hope everyone will give it a try, and let me know how it works out!
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So tonight I have some ground beef in my fridge and I decided I wanted burgers! But I only had dinner rolls, so I decided I should make some sliders! These little burgers are great for parties, or if you just want a quick and easy dinner that everybody will enjoy.
Caramelized balsamic onions
1 large yellow onion, sliced thinly
1 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp good balsamic vinegar
Place a medium pan on burner and turn onto medium heat. Add olive oil and allow to heat until oil moves freely about pan.
Add the onions to the pan and fry for 3-5 minutes, or until soft and browned, reduce heat to low.
Add balsamic to the onions and stir, cook mixture for an additional 10 minutes on low, stirring often so they do not burn.
Remove mixture from pan and place in a bowl until ready to serve
Crunchy bacon bits
2 slices thick cut bacon, sliced crosswise
1 tbsp grape seed oil
Place a medium pan on burner and turn onto medium heat. Add oil and allow to heat until oil moves freely about pan.
Add the bacon, render all the fat from the bacon until it becomes crisp.
Drain fat from pan and place bacon bits on a piece of paper towel to absorb the remaining fat
1/4 large yellow onion, minced
1 pound lean ground beef
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp good olive oil
pinch of salt and pepper
1 tbsp grainy mustard
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
white cheddar cheese sliced (enough to top 4-5 burgers)
unripened goats cheese (enough to top 4-5 burgers)
3 tbsp grape seed oil
8-10 small dinner rolls
Mix the beef, garlic, onion, olive oil, mustard, salt and pepper together until thoroughly combined. add the panko breadcrumbs to the mixture, mix until the beef comes together and is not to wet.
Form beef mixture into 2″ patties (approximately 10). I use a cookie cutter to get a consistent shape and height. Place the finished patties on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper so they do not stick.
Place a large pan on medium high heat, add 2 tbsp grape seed oil to the pan and allow to heat. Add in 4-5 patties to the pan at a time. Cook 4 minutes and then flip.
Add the cheddar cheese to the top of the patties and cook for an additional 4 minutes or until patties reach 160 degrees F. Remove from pan and place on a plate.
Drain off any excess fat from the pan and add 1 tbsp grape seed oil. Allow for the oil to heat and then add the remaining 4-5 patties. Cook 4 minutes and then flip.
Add the goats cheese to the top of the patties and cook for an additional 4 minutes or until patties reach 160 degrees F. Remove from pan and place on a plate.
Cut buns in half and spread a bit of ketchup on the bottom of the bun. Place the patties on the buns and top with balsamic onions and bacon.
Serve as soon as ready
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