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.
To freeze egg yolks, add 2 tbsp., sugar or 1tsp. salt to each cup of yolks. Nothing need to be added to the whites. Never freeze eggs in shell. Freeze egg yolks or egg whites for 8 to 12 months
Place a lump of charcoal in the refrigerator. It will absorb strong odours.