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    TIPS ON BREAD MAKING

    I’ve always wondered how breads are made and also maybe one day try to make one myself. Apparently, there are two ways to describe a bread: yeast breads or quick breads. I know what you are thinking; that if I didn’t know that then I have a lot to learn. Well, you would not be wrong. Using yeast in bread makes it light and spongy (Go yeast!). Quick breads on the other hand, depend upon baking powder, baking soda with sour milk or molasses, air or steam for their lightness. The difference between a batter and a dough is the proportion of liquid to flour used; a batter uses more…

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    MAKE-AHEAD MEAT AND RICE CASSEROLE

    This dish is perfect for dinner with family and dinner parties with friends. Let’s dive in. Serves 4-6   INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 lbs. boneless lean mutton, lamb or veal. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces   2 Tbsp. salad oil   1 cup sliced onions   1 tsp. salt or salt to taste   1/4 tsp. pepper   1 1/4 cups chicken bouillon (canned or cubes or meat stock)   1 Tbsp. wine vinegar   4 cups cooked white rice   1/2 cup golden raisins (soak in small amount of boiling water for 30 minutes, drain)   1/2 cup thin flakes coconut   1/2 cup light cream or evaporated milk    …