Molecular Gastronomy for Kids and Home Cooks

June 15th, 2013

Remember Pop Rocks? The crackling sugar candy that explodes on your tongue? Well, Popping Sugar is Pop Rocks for foodies.

popping sugar

popping sugar

Packaged up for home chefs, this sweet, crackling sugar behaves like popping candy, snapping and crackling when it hits your tongue. (How great would this be on top of your kids’ birthday cupcakes?) The fancy sugar comes from a Montreal company aiming to make molecular gastronomy more available to home cooks. Families with older kids might want to check out their molecular gastronomy home starter kit, too with ingredients, tools and full instructions. Popping Sugar, $29.95 for 1.2lb package by Molecule-r.com


         

No Bake Chinese Noodle Cookies – Recipe

October 23rd, 2010

These no-bake Chinese noodle cookies are a Christmas favourite. Kids love making them and everyone loves eating them.  They couldn’t be easier to make.

chinese noodle cookie

chinese noodle cookie

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Apple Pudding Recipe

September 21st, 2010

Apple Pudding Recipe

This apple pudding is made with real vanilla essence and is a yummy way to make the most of a bushel full of apples.

apple pudding recipe

apple pudding recipe

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Chocolate Beer Ice Cream

May 28th, 2010

Did you say Beer Ice Cream? That’s right. This recipe was created by Mexican chef Rick Bayless and the award-winning Mexican Bohemia Beer company to show off a most unusual combination of two of the most desirable things on the planet – beer and ice cream. Give it a try this summer!

Beer Ice Cream with Bohemia Beer

Beer Ice Cream with Bohemia Beer

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Stokely Pumpkin Pie Recipe

May 26th, 2010

This is a slight variation on the wonderful, show-stopping recipe included on the Stokely can. It turns out it’s even more delicious in a graham cracker crust…

pumpkin pie

pumpkin pie

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Cake Recipes From Scratch – Lemon Cake

May 12th, 2010

A simple cake recipe made from scratch with healthy, wholesome ingredients. Be sure to use fresh lemons and real butter to make this simple loaf cake with a sweet lemon glaze.

Homemade Lemon Cake

Cake Recipes From Scratch - Homemade Lemon Cake

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Brazilian Food – Brigadeiro Recipe

May 8th, 2010
Brazilian Food - Simple Brigadeiro Recipe

Brazilian Food - Brigadeiro Recipe

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Easy Banana Nut Bread Recipe: Cooking With Kids

April 29th, 2010

This simple quick bread recipe makes a tasty banana bread loaf that is essentially fool proof. If you like cooking with kids (or more to the point, if they like cooking with you) then this recipe is great.

If Cooking With Kids, the Kids Can:

  • mash bananas
  • dump in cups of dry ingredients
  • sprinkle on teaspoonfulls of baking soda, salt
  • stir, stir, stir
  • eat too many chocolate chips

    Easy quickbread to make with kids

    Banana Bread

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Malva Pudding – A South African Dessert

April 27th, 2010

This delicious and easy to make Malva Pudding recipe was given to me years ago by a friend in Capetown, South Africa.

South African Dessert

Malva Pudding

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