Listening to the Milk Street podcast, I learned something useful about dairy sauces.
According to the hosts, there are only two types of dairy that won’t break or curdle when boiled. Those are creme fraiche and heavy cream. Everything else needs to have some sort of starch to keep it from curdling if it boils. Continue reading
Bittersweet Chocolate Drink:
This is a drink I came up with recently for times when I am craving chocolate but trying to stay away from candy. Add 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder and 1 packed Tablespoon dark brown sugar to a large coffee mug. Add 10-12 ounces boiling water. Stir thoroughly. Add in 2 Tablespoons dairy with some fat (milk, table cream, whipping cream, whatever). Stir, let cool.
So far, it’s been very filling and has helped keep me away from my dad’s stash of candy bars when I get chocolate cravings.
I’m still listening to podcasts. Here are a couple about food that I really enjoy. Continue reading