Chef Nyesha Arrington’s Easy English Muffin Recipe

It doesn’t require many ingredients to get a muffin full of perfect nooks and crannies

On this episode of “Plateworthy,” chef Nyesha Arrington makes English muffins from scratch. While the ingredient list is pretty short, the techniques involved in order to achieve the main goal — a muffin with perfect pockets of nooks and crannies — requires some patience and finesse.

First, she blooms yeast in warm milk. Then she mixes it with AP flour, and kosher salt. “The dough should look kind of shaggy, you want this sort of shaggy style dough,” Arrington explains, “because that’s ultimately what will give us the best nooks and crannies.” She kneads the dough for eight to 10 minutes, pulling the dough away from her as she goes, which will help with, you guessed it, creating those pockets. She then lets the dough rest for 12 hours in the refrigerator.

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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Over Rice

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Broccoli over Rice is a super easy delicious meal the whole family will love!  Moist chicken and tender broccoli combine in a cheesy sauce that’s absolutely divine. 

Slow Cooker meals are the best! Just put the ingredients in and let the slow cooker do the work and put a restaurant worthy meal on the table. It’s perfect for busy days, lazy weekends and everything in between. Try these slow cooker dinner winners tonight. Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon, Slow Cooker Jambalaya and the Best Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef.

Delicious Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Broccoli over Rice.

Creamy Chicken and Broccoli with Rice

Do you ever make something in the crockpot and think, wow this has been one of the best things that I have made? Yeah those thoughts came to my mind as I was eating this like a starving pregnant woman.

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Here’s what the Food Safety and Inspection Service did in fiscal year 2020

Editor’s Note:  In this year-end summary, USDA’s  Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reports on its key achievements for fiscal year (FY) 2020 and highlights progress on its goal of modernizing the agency and fulfilling its mission to prevent foodborne illness and protect public health.

“This has been a challenging year, but FSIS has continued moving forward with its food safety mission,” said Dr. Mindy Brashears, Under Secretary for Food Safety. “FSIS employees stepped up to ensure that safe and wholesome food continued to be on the American dinner table.”

FSIS Fulfilled Federal Inspection Requirements

FSIS currently employs approximately 9,000 employees, of which around 8,000 work in federally regulated establishments, laboratories, import establishments, or in-commerce facilities. During COVID-19, FSIS protected its employees by supplying and requiring the use of protective equipment (face masks and face shields) as outlined in guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). FSIS

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Vanilla Mug Cake

I don’t know about you, however I love chocolate fudge cake. The absolute one factor that I want for cupcakes is an effective quality muffin pan. I’ve old ones that received rusty over the years, it makes it so you don’t even wish to bake, however a stunning stable shiny baking pan is at all times a pleasure to prepare dinner with. The Chimney Cake was originally born is Transylvania (present day Romania), whereas the territory was nonetheless part of present day Hungary. There are a lot of totally different beliefs about its exact origins; one in every of these says that Kürtőskalács was first made by a clever Szekler (Székely) woman who saved the locals from ravenous to death while the Mongols (Tatars) invaded Hungary in 1241-1242. Based on another belief (that is most probably the true reality) this pastry is only a few hundred years old and was … Read more

Asia’s Street Food Scene Is Changing Amid Pandemic, Report Details

Taipei’s Shilin Night Market in March 2019. | Photo: Uskarp/Shutterstock

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How COVID-19 and pre-existing trends have impacted Asia’s street food

Faced with the realities of gentrification, government intervention and regulation, aging vendor populations, and — this year — the coronavirus pandemic, major street food scenes across Asia are changing, journalist Clarissa Wei details in a new report for CNN.

In Taiwan, famous night markets like Taipei’s Shilin Night Market have suffered from a huge drop in foot traffic, thanks to an overreliance on international tourists who aren’t coming in the middle of a pandemic. But even before COVID-19, Wei reports, many of these tourist-attraction night markets were on the decline, with an increasing sense of homogeneity and an inability to adapt and evolve like more local-focused markets, such as the Ningxia Night Market, have.

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