Before you crack your coconut you need to check if it is fresh. You can do this by giving it a shake to see if there is water inside; if you can't hear any water it is most likely off, so just discard it.
The juice extracted from the coconut meat is called coconut milk, which is used extensively in Jamaican recipes. Although ready to use coconut milk is available in the liquid and powdered form, those contain additives and preservatives. Making your own coconut milk is the best choice.
Flavour, aroma and texture are the quantities that account for the popularity of yeast bread and rolls. Yeast breads differ from quick bread in that they are leavened by yeast, a living organism, rather than baking soda and baking powder and are often much lower in fat and sugar. When mixed with water and sugar, the yeast ferments to produce carbon dioxide, filling the bread dough with tiny air bubbles
How can one resist the incomparable aroma of hot, homemade bread? Give in without worrying about unwanted calories; bread contributes to a well-balance diet
Boiled green banana is an excellent source of iron. The skin of the green banana is sometimes thick, depending on the quality banana.
Heat raisins in oven before adding to muffins, breads, cakes and puddings, and they will be more evenly distributed. Just wash them, then spread out on a flat pan or cookie sheet. Cover and heat at 350 degrees F until puff up.
Before squeezing it, microwave the fruit on high for 30 to 45 seconds or until it’s warm to the touch. You will get more juice with less effort.
To make it easier to cut a 1 lb. squash, microwave it on high for 1 1/2 minutes or until it’s warm. For avocados, that need a little ripening, microwave on high for 1 minute. Cool completely before slicing.