Homemade Gelato Tips

March 11th, 2015 admin Posted in Business Services | No Comments »

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Gelato is a dense, rich-textured and highly flavored version of ice cream hailing from Italy. The smoothness is quite appreciated throughout the world. Gelato shops have recently sprouted around the world due to the popularity of the ice cream and the variety of flavors that they offer. However, the gelato can also be made at home using basic ingredients such as milk, cream, sugar and egg yolk.

These can be made into large quantities in preparation for a forthcoming party or family gathering. The gelato is also very much appreciated among children and it’s a good way to integrate more fresh fruits in their diets. The tips below might come handy in making your own gelato at home.

Use Whole Milk

The general choice for homemade gelato makers would be whether to choose from milk or cream. Cream has a tendency to coat the tongue. This mutes out the taste of other ingredients while whole milk would lift up the flavors and make them more vibrant.

Have the Right Supplies

Having adequate equipment such as an ice cream churner and other accessories such as ice cream cups and ice cream spoons makes it easier to make and serve gelato at home.

Look for Overripe Fruit

Overripe fruits are known to be packed full of flavor. Despite the fact that these are often not pleasant for eating, they are great when included in desserts. If for instance, you have a bowl of shriveled cherries or bruised peaches, you might use them in your next gelato project.

Gelato Products is an online store specializing in gelato supplies. The shop also has personalized ice cream cups.

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Planning an Ice Cream Party

February 9th, 2015 admin Posted in Business Services | No Comments »

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Summertime is the perfect time for ice cream parties and even though this kind of party might be a breeze to throw, it still requires some prior planning. This would especially hold true if you are thinking about throwing an ice-cream birthday party or are celebrating any other summertime event. The checklist below might come handy in ensuring that the party goes smoothly.

Ice Cream

This it is an ice cream party, the most important element would be the ice cream. You might be needing copious amounts of it and in different flavors. In order to count the number of servings, you could count at least two servings for each guest. A child would be having around one cup of ice cream during the whole event. Vegetarians and vegans would also need to be catered for. Dairy-free ice and gelatin-free ice cream are now widespread.

Flavors

Every guest has a favorite flavor but generally classic ones such as chocolate, vanilla and strawberry are the most popular ones. You might check with your ice cream supplier whether they could have a stall at your party with different ice cream flavors and tasting spoons.

Toppings

Toppings add another element of fun to the ice cream party. Popular toppings are fruits, nuts, biscuit crumbs and jellies. Sauces such as caramel or melted chocolate can also be poured on top of each cup.

Supplies

These would need to be order a few weeks before the party and can even be bought online. Some suppliers offer the possibility of having personalized ice cream cups.

Gelato Products sells supplies such as plastic yogurt spoons and delivers anywhere in the USA.

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Making a Sixteenth-Century Apple Pie

February 5th, 2015 admin Posted in Apple Crisp Recipe | No Comments »

By Samuel Phineas Upham

Early pies in the fourteenth century were served in what we might call a “coffin” of dough. It was shaped like a boat, and its primary purpose was to hold the deliciously tart filling inside. The dough wasn’t meant to be eaten, but that was one measure improved upon by the sixteenth century. Cooks by then had started using saffron to give the crust a nice color and flavor.

The crust of these pies was meant to be thin and tender, most likely consumed along with the filling. The flour had to be finely milled, and the saffron would have made it look golden and beautiful. If you want to recreate one of these delicious treats today, use “all-purpose flour” for the desired result.
Sugar was another major difference, so pies of the sixteenth century had less tart and bite to them. Sugar had become more abundant thanks to established trade routes and better technology in shipping. During the Elizabethan era, it’s likely that cooks used white sugar. It was easily accessible and widely considered to be the best.

If you’re wondering about the kind of apples used, they are quite difficult to find today. The best approximation to the flavor would probably be something like Granny Smith, which are green. Original recipes called for “grene” apples, and it’s likely that cooks of the time knew of them well. Other original recipes called for Sops of Wine or Summer Rambo apples. The entire pie was seasoned with cinnamon and ginger for a bit of spice.


About the Author: Samuel Phineas Upham is an investor at a family office/ hedgefund, where he focuses on special situation illiquid investing. Before this position, Phin Upham was working at Morgan Stanley in the Media & Technology group. You may contact Phin on his Facebook.

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