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9 Dec

Baguegg: egg in a hole

26 Apr

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Purewow is bringing us this yummy recipe. Egg in a hole, egg in a basket, toad in a hole, hen in a nest, one-eyed Jack. Whatever you call it, an egg in toast is one of life’s simple pleasures. One that can’t get any better, right? Wrong. Skip the bread slices and use a whole loaf as the vessel for your eggs. Since this dish is baked in the oven, you can throw it together and let it cook while you brew coffee and catch up with guests. Talk about a crowd-pleaser.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 loaf Italian bread
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup half-and-half
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Using a small serrated knife, cut 4 holes (about 2 inches in diameter) into the top of the loaf. Insert the knife about three-quarters of the way into the bread, then work the knife around in a circle. Take care not to cut through to the bottom of the loaf. Use your fingers to remove the cylinders of bread, making sure there’s plenty of room for the eggs; discard the bread cutouts. (Note: A larger loaf can accommodate more holes for additional eggs.)
  3. Crack an egg into each of the holes. Top each egg with 1 tablespoon half-and-half, then season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon Parmesan over each egg, if using.
  4. Bake until the egg white is set but the yolk is still slightly jiggly, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool slightly, then cut the loaf into four even pieces using a serrated knife. Serve immediately.

 

4 Food hacks

7 Apr

5 minutes noodles in cheese

16 Feb

You’ve got a murder moderate hunger, but once again no time to cook something worthwhile? No problem – with this fully-cooked recipe that spoils you within 5 minutes with a delicious pasta dish in cheese sauce. You do not believe that it is really so quick? Then try it a try!

For this you need:

  • Noodles (at best short)
  • grated cheese
  • milk
  • salt and pepper

That is how it goes:

  1. Put the noodles in a large cup. Fill the cup with water until the noodles are covered and heat it for 2 minutes at full power in the microwave. The water begins to boil and is absorbed by the pasta.
  2. Put the noodles into a larger container for the next step. You can also keep them in the cup to continue working, but then you will have to move it more cautiously. Sprinkle plenty of grated cheese over the noodles. Then salt, strong pepper and pour in milk.
  3. Now mix everything again well and proceed back into the cup. The pasta must then be cooked again for one minute in the microwave.
  4. Cheese and milk are a smooth melting compound received that tastes sinfully delicious. If you like, the court passe on according to your wishes. How about fresh herbs?

Turn your beer bottles into glass cups!

28 Jan

Recycle your empty beer bottles and turn them into new glasses in just 5 easy steps:

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Step 1 – Grab a beer bottle preferably with thick glass such as corona bottles. Tie a string just above the label on the empty bottle.

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Step 2 – Keep the string tied and soak it in lighter fluid.

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Step 3 – Put the string back on the bottle and hold it horizontally. Light the sting rotating the bottle so the flame spreads. You should hear the bottle crack slightly in about 10 seconds.

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Step 4 – After you hear the crack, pour cold water on the string and the top of the bottle will fall off.

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Step 5 – Now grab sandpaper and sand the edges of the bottle till it is smooth.
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Expanding Frosting

21 Jan

When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes to double it in size!

You will frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount of frosting, thus eating less sugar and calories per serving.

Rich scrambled eggs or omelets

2 Jul

To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a Couple of spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in beat them up.

Peel a Head of Garlic in Seconds

26 Feb

Just crush your garlic as normal and throw it all into a big salad bowl. Then, with another big salad bowl, shake the garlic up for a few seconds, and you should find it’s fully peeled and ready for cooking.

Fast open Boiled Eggs

13 Nov

Don’t even bother to peel a hard boiled egg, just cut it in half and spoon it out of the shell! It should slip out pretty easily.

Easily remove stem from strawberries

18 Sep

strawberry

Use a straw to easily remove the stem from strawberries.