Taste the rice as it nears the end of its cooking time; it should be cooked through and toothsome, but not crunchy. Be careful not to overcook the rice or the grains will “blow out” and fray. Aromatic basmati rice works well in any of the rice salads, but regular long-grain rice works fine, too.
From Cook's Illustrated
Day-old, good-quality bread can be recycled in Mediterranean-style salads. Sourdough or a sturdy peasant bread is needed for this salad. Airy, unsubstantial bread will become soggy very quickly. From Cook's Illustrated
From Cook's Illustrated. It’s important to slice the fennel very thin. Use the slicing disk on a food processor or a sharp chef’s knife. Sweet, crisp apples, such as a Fuji, Gala, or Braeburn, work best in this recipe.
From Cook's Country.com. Do not substitute regular chocolate chips for the miniature chips. Regular chips are much heavier and will sink to the bottom of the cupcakes. Prep/cook time does not include time to bring ingredients to room temperature.
This recipe contains no raw egg, no shortening or oil, it's all butter baby. I have tried another zaar recipe for whoopie pies, but I like this one. It is from Cook's Country.com. Don’t be tempted to bake all the cakes on one baking sheet; the batter needs room to spread in the oven.
A cake I am considering making for my Grandson's Birthday. From Kraft. Cooking time includes refrigeration. Update: I did make this cake yesterday for the darling's birthday. It was very easy to make and the kids loved it. Although the recipe stated 15 servings, if you are counting on the cake portion, it would be small pieces.