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How To: Make cotton candy using a cotton candy machine

In this video, we learn how to make cotton candy with a cotton candy machine. You will need: cotton candy machine, cone, and flavored sugar. A Gold Medal Mega Breeze cotton candy machine will work best for this recipe. First, add in your sugar to the middle of the cotton candy machine and twist the spinner head to get the sugar evenly in the head. Next, turn on the motor switch and turn on the heat switch. Grab your cotton candy cone and catch the cotton candy with the cone as it comes out of...

How To: Bake blueberry and strawberry muffins with nuts

Sunny's baking muffins with bananas, berries and walnuts. Follow along and make some delicious multifruit and nut muffins for a sweet treat. This cooking how-to video is part of cooking for Real show hosted by Sunny Anderson. With an understanding of everyday life and that real people deserve down-to-earth delicious meals; Cooking for Real offers real food, for real life. Serving up solutions for easy to prepare, fantastic tasting menus, Sunny Anderson elevates the everyday meal by taking aff...

How To: Make an Italian-style mango gelato ice cream

Attention all ice cream lovers — drop the ice cream and pick up the gelato! You won't regret it. At least, not with this fantastic recipe for a really simple mango gelato. The tropical fruit is the key to this mouth-watering gelato. Sweet and juicy mango is puréed and added to a smooth custard of eggs, sugar, milk and heavy cream. Pastry Chef Meghann Osmon of BINA restaurant effortlessly takes us through the process of making great gelato.

How To: Make Viennese cardinal slice

Chef Markus Farbinger demonstrates how to make Viennese cardinal slice - layers of genoise-like cake and meringue with a filling of espresso whipped cream. In part one, Chef Farbinger demonstrates how to prepare the pastry tray and make meringues with a pastry bag. Make Viennese cardinal slice.

How To: Make chocolate truffles with Ina Garten

In this tutorial, Barefoot Contessa shows us how to make chocolate truffles at home. First, take a 1/2 cup of heavy cream and heat it up in a saucepan. Now, chop up bars of semi-sweet and bitter sweet chocolate (6 oz together) and put into a mixing bowl. Now, pour your warm cream into a strainer onto the chocolate. Stir the mixture until the chocolate melts the chocolate all the way. Now, add 1 1/2 tbsp of Frangelico liquer, 1 tbsp coffee and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and stir. Chill this for a...

How To: Make (Wheeler Del Torro) vegan peanut butter ice cream

In this tutorial, we learn how to make vegan peanut butter ice cream. To make this, you will need: 2 c soy milk, 3/4 c peanut butter, 1/2 c brown sugar, and 1 tbsp vanilla extract. First, place a saucepan over high heat and add in soy milk, brown sugar, and peanut butter. Heat until it's boiled, then remove and add in the vanilla extract. Combine everything together until well mixed together and pour into a bowl. Freeze in an ice cream maker using instructions that came with it. Once this is ...

How To: Make a carrot cake from scratch with a bread maker

Interested in using a bread maker to make a healthy carrot cake? It's easier than you'd think. So easy, in fact, that this free video cooking lesson can present a complete overview of the cooking process in about five minutes. For more information, including the full recipe, and to get started making your own carrot cake, watch this culinary guide.

How To: Make an edible Jell-O human brain for Halloween

Interested in making an edible Jell-O brain? With the right tools and proper ingredients, it's easier than you'd think. So easy, in fact, that this free video cooking lesson can present a complete overview of the process in about four minutes. For more information, including the full recipe, and to get started making your own hello brains, watch this video guide.

How To: Decorate cupcakes with smooth frosting

Stephannie teaches us how she prepares her "not so famous" mini cupcakes for a nephew's birthday party. After mixing up the yellow cake mix and putting it into a large plastic bag, you cut the end off the bag and squeeze the batter into cupcake cups within a pan. You should then proceed to cook them at 300 degrees F for 15 minutes until they are done. With a bit of humor Stephannie shows us how to mix food coloring into white frosting and a neat icing trick. By placing it in the microwave aft...

How To: Bake Portuguese custard tarts aka pasteis de nata

Watch this cooking how to video and learn how to make pasteis de nata, or Portuguese custard tarts. These custard like desserts are very much like flan in flavor with the brown caramel on the top. Follow along in this cooking video lesson as the Crash Test Kitchen chefs shows you how to make Portuguese custard tarts. Bake Portuguese custard tarts aka pasteis de nata.

How To: Make Masa Real de Guayaba, aka Guava Bars

Nothing says Cuban like guava, and how do you get the most enjoyment out your guava? By massive amounts of it. That's where this name "Masa Real de Guayaba" comes from… a real mass of guava… in a small food bar. John Verlinden creates this delicious Cuban treat. A layer of thick sweet guava paste sandwiched between two layers of rich, dense cake makes a wonderful baked treat to bring to a party.

How To: Make thin and tender crepes

In this video from Over the Kitchen Counter, learn how to make a batch of simple, delicious crepes. Thin and tender, these pancakes are very versatile and are easy to use in both sweet and savory dishes. Make up a batch then freeze any leftovers layered between waxed paper and wrapped in foil. Fill with whatever you like: sliced berries and icecream, bananas sauteed in rum, marmalade and orange liqueur, chicken and broccoli in a white sauce, or just butter and syrup. To make these crepes, you...

How To: Make creme fraiche

A lot of us love sour cream, but in this health conscious world, the added taste might not be worth the extra calories and fat. You can use creme fraiche as a lighter alternative to sour cream or for a variety of other culinary expeditions.

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