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This is my Jam.

Okay back to our normally scheduled program. Were analyzing a recipe (#8 specifically). Below are any specifics you may need: Recipe #8 Ingredients 4 pounds pitted black or elephant heart plums, very ripe and cut into quarters 1 1/2 pounds granulated sugar 1 tablespoon Pomona’s Universal Pectin (optional; see note below) 4 teaspoons calcium water […]

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The FINAL blog post.

Ingredients and Instructions Bomboloni ingredients 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon lukewarm water 1 1/2 envelopes active dry yeast (3 1/4 teaspoons) 1 1/2 tablespoons honey 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 3 tablespoons milk 6 large egg yolks 1/3 cup granulated sugar, plus more for rolling 2 teaspoons kosher salt 3 tablespoons unsalted […]

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Figuring Out Food Part III

Ingredients: Corn, Vegetable Oil (Corn, Canola and/or Sunflower oil), Maltodextrin (Made from Corn), Salt, Sugar, Natural Flavors, Dextrose, Sour Cream (Cultured Cream, Skim Milk), Whey, Spice, and Yeast Extract. Food: Corn, Vegetable Oil, Salt, Sugar, Dextrose, Additives: Maltodextrin, Natural Flavors, Sour Cream, Spice, Yeast Extract, Whey Purpose of Each Additive Maltodextrin: to thicken or fill […]

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Donut worry! Be Happy! Part 1

Welcome back! This pun isn’t perfect because what we’re actually making is bomboloni, which is the Italian equivalent of Dunkin Donut’s Munchkins, but its close enough! Our recipe is an Italian donut ball filled with homemade raspberry jelly. While many other groups tried their recipe for the first time today, we started our final recipe. […]

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I can’t Bay Leaf it

Assumptions Growing up, my dad would always make stews, pot roasts, and soups using bay leaves. He would add them into the pot with whatever kind of broth he was using. He never took the leaves out of the pot but we were always told to not eat them. To this day, I don’t know […]

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A Sticky Situation

We made Risotto! Honestly, this was my favorite thing that we’ve made so far. It tasted like a real meal, not just a component of one or a dessert. So here’s what we did: We started with chicken broth. Some groups had to use vegetable broth and claimed theirs was not as good as our […]

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What cheese can be used to hide a horse? Mascarpone

Thickening/Setting/Solidifying due to Protein Denaturation & Coagulation There is thickening in cream due to denaturation and coagulation of milk. The whole point of making cheese/performing protein denaturation is to thicken the mixture and separate the components present within. When acid is added into milk, the casein proteins denature and coagulate. Source of Protein The cream […]

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The Pesto’s Yet To Come (IA2)

Assumption & Dish So pesto is my favorite food. Like absolute favorite food. I put pesto on everything that you could possible put pesto on; pizza, sandwiches, pasta, toast, you name it. There’s no reason why something should taste.that.good. I didn’t realize that some people think that pesto shouldn’t be put on everything. It tastes […]

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Figuring out Food???- Part 2

PROTEIN What is protein? Proteins are a type of macro-nutrients. They are comprised of amino acids chains. There are 20 amino acids that we typically see within food. All amino acids contain an alpha carbon, alpha hydrogen, amino group, carboxylic acid group and a side chain. Everything is the same on each amino acid except […]