- Portion size 1 serving
- Credits : CARLA EROS
- 2 60ml Ocean Spray Cranberry cocktail
- 1 30ml raspberry vodka
- 1 splash lime juice
- 1 splash grenadine syrup
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Simple syrup is an essential cocktail ingredient that every DIY bartender should know how to make. The batch makes more than you'll need for a single pitcher cocktail, but it keeps in the fridge for up to 1 month. Use any leftovers for other cocktails, or to sweeten non-alcoholic beverages such as iced tea and lemonade.
The Ultimate Eggs Benedict Image by: Angus Fergusson
The key to achieving the perfect hollandaise is to temper, or slowly heat, the egg yolks over simmering water; it will prevent them from curdling as you gradually whisk in the melted butter. To separate the egg yolks from their whites with ease, crack each egg into your hand, one at a time, and, over a bowl or sink, pass the yolk from one hand to the other, letting the egg white drain through your fingers.
Hollandaise Sauce: Cut 2 tsp of the butter into small cubes; refrigerate until ready to use.
Meanwhile, in saucepan, melt remaining butter over medium heat; skim off foam. Reduce heat to low; keep warm.
In heatproof bowl, whisk egg yolks with cold water until pale and foamy, about 1 minute. Place bowl over saucepan of gently simmering water; whisk until mixture is thickened and foamy and holds a ribbon for at least 6 seconds when whisk is lifted, about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat; whisk in cubed butter, 1 cube at a time, until melted. Slowly whisk in melted butter. Whisk in lemon juice, hot pepper sauce and salt. If needed, gently whisk in up to 1 tbsp warm water, 1 tsp at a time, to reach desired consistency. Place bowl over saucepan of hot water (off heat)
to keep warm.
Eggs Benedict: In large saucepan or deep skillet, add enough water to come 2 to 3 inches up side; bring to simmer over medium-high heat. Stir in vinegar.
Crack 1 egg into small cup; gently slide into pan. Reduce heat to low; cook until white is set yet yolk is still soft, about 3 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer to paper towel–lined baking sheet to dry. Repeat with remaining eggs.
While eggs are cooking, in large skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat, turning once, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
Assembly: Top each English muffin half with 2 strips of the bacon and 1 egg. Spoon hollandaise over top.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: To keep the poached eggs warm while you're cooking any remaining eggs, place them in a bowl of warm water. Transfer them to a paper towel–lined plate to dry briefly before serving.
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For nights when you're low on time, udon noodles are a great ingredient to have on hand because there's no need to boil them in a saucepan; simply separate the noodles by hand, then add them directly to your stir-fry for a one-pan dinner that's ready in no time.
Steak and Pesto Baguette Sandwiches Image by: Jodi Pudge Source: Canadian Living Magazine: September 2016
In small bowl, stir mayonnaise with pesto. Set aside.
Cut baguette in half horizontally almost but not all the way through; quarter baguette crosswise. Heat in 400°F oven until warm, about 7 minutes.
While baguette is warming, sprinkle beef with pinch each salt and pepper. In skillet, heat 2 tsp olive oil over medium-high heat; cook beef, turning once, until medium-rare, about 6 minutes. Transfer to rack. Let rest, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Cut across the grain into 1/4-inch thick slices.
While beef is resting, in same pan, heat 2 tsp olive oil over medium heat; cook spinach, stirring occasionally, until wilted, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with pinch each salt and pepper. Scrape into bowl.
Spread mayonnaise mixture over cut sides of baguette. Layer beef and spinach over bottoms halves; sandwich with top halves.