Banana muffins with chocolate chips – college recipe

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For those of you who spend hours bent over books, here’s the college recipes! To regulate mood and anxiety, and improve concentration, here are the banana muffins with chocolate chips!

 

I’m so stressed about the forthcoming exams! I need something to cheer me up… I can prepare the banana muffins with chocolate chips… and I’ll name them “the good mood muffins“! We’ll need:
• 3 ripe bananas, about 9 (250 g) oz of flesh
• 2 cups (250 g) of flour
• just over ½ cup (125 g) of butter
• 2/3 cup (125 g) of sugar
• 5,3 oz (150 g) of chocolate chips
• just under ½ cup (100 ml) of milk • 2 eggs
• 2 ½ tsp (12 g) of baking powder
• ½ tsp of baking soda
• a few drops of lemon juice
• 1 sachet (1/8 tsp) of vanilla powder
• 1 pinch of salt
In a bowl, combine the softened butter at room temperature with the sugar, and beat until you have a pale and creamy mixture.
Now add the eggs, one at a time, and continue to beat.
Mix in the mashed banana puree, that has been sprinkled with lemon juice to prevent browning. Now add the milk in a thin stream, always beating.
Now fold in the sifted flour, vanilla powder, baking powder and salt… then add the baking soda, too. What’s the chemical formula for baking soda? oh yeah, I’ve just learnt it: NaHCO3!
Now add the chocolate chips to the mixture, and remember to reserve 2 tablespoons.
Line a 12-piece muffin pan with paper cups, divide the batter evenly and sprinkle with the reserved chocolate chips. Now you can bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes.
In the meantime…
Did you know that…
Chocolate and bananas are rich in tryptophan, a substance that regulates mood and anxiety, and improves your ability to concentrate.
This muffin cheers me up just looking at it… not to mention eating it!

 

Sautéed mushrooms – recipe

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During the mushroom season, there’s nothing better than a panful of sautéed mixed mushrooms! Let’s see with Sonia how to clean and cook them.

 

Hi GialloZafferano viewers and welcome to our kitchen. During the mushroom season, there’s nothing better than a panful of sautéed mixed mushrooms! They can be served with meat dishes, polenta or, why not, croùtons. But let’s see together what ingredients we’ll need:
• 4 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
• 1 bunch of parsley
• 1 ½ tbsp (20 g) of butter
• salt • 2 cloves of garlic
• 1,3 lbs (600 g) of fresh mixed mushrooms (in this case, I’ve chosen porcini, champignon, oyster and honey mushrooms)
Let’s prepare together the sautéed mushrooms:
Begin by cleaning the mushrooms: first of all, cut off the base of the stem, using a knife. That’s it, cleaning the champignon mushrooms is quite easy; with regard to the porcini mushrooms, you have to be more careful, so remove any dirt, cutting off as little as possible of course. Probably you’ve been told that mushrooms, especially porcini mushrooms, should not be washed or soaked in water, but if there’s a lot of dirt, instead of wiping with a damp cloth, as commonly said, you should definitely rinse them quickly under cold running water, and pat them dry immediately, since mushrooms are spongy and soak up a lot of water. After cleaning the stem and removing any dirt, we’re ready to cut them: in this case, since we’re using mixed mushrooms, try and cut them evenly, in a similar way, so that they will cook evenly, too.
And here are the cut up mushrooms, I suggest to cut them lengthwise, in order to keep the mushroom shape and an even thickness, more or less; only the honey mushrooms have been left whole, because they’re very small and will cook evenly with the other mushrooms. So, put the butter and the oil in a pan and add the 2 cloves of garlic, that can be cut in half, chopped, sliced, left whole with skin on or removed after browning… it’s up to you. Now add the mushrooms and cook stirring very gently, to keep from breaking; cook them on a high flame, never on low heat.
10 min. — high heat
After about 10 minutes of cooking, add salt… remember to leave the pan uncovered… and plenty of chopped parsley. Then cook for 5 minutes more and the mushrooms are ready.
5 min. — high heat
And here is our beautiful dish of sautéed mushrooms! Remember that you can use the mushrooms you like most or those available on the market, to create your favourite mix. From Sonia and GialloZafferano, bye and see you next video recipe.

 

Breakfast Sausage Patties – Homemade Pork Breakfast Sausage Recipe

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Learn how to make Breakfast Sausage Patties! – Visithttp://foodwishes.blogspot.com for the ingredients, more recipe information, and over 600 additional original video recipes! I hope you enjoy this Breakfast Sausage Patties Recipe!

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Peach Basil Black Pepper Parmesan Cobbler – Crazy and Delicious

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Learn how to make a Peach Basil Cobbler Recipe! – Visithttp://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2011/09/crazy-basil-peach-black-pepper.htmlfor the ingredients, more recipe information, and over 600 additional original video recipes! I hope you enjoy this Peach Basil Black Pepper Parmesan Cobbler Recipe.

 

Food Wishes: The Best Pancakes – Old Fashioned Pancakes Recipe

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Learn how to make a Old Fashioned Pancakes Recipe! Visithttp://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2011/08/grandma-kellys-goo… for the ingredients! Plus, more info and over 600 additional original video recipes. I hope you enjoy this Old Fashioned Pancakes Recipe!

 

John Mitzewich (also known as “Chef John“) is an American chef, video blogger and YouTube celebrity, who publishes instructional cooking videos on the video blog Food Wishes, as well as on a YouTube channel by the same name. He is a very popular cooking teacher on the internet, and his video recipes have had over 33 million views on YouTube. He also has authored acookbook for Parragon Publishing entitled, “America’s Family Favorites: The Best of Home Cooking”.In 2011, he won the Taste TV Tasty Awards “Best Home Chef in a Series”.

Career

John Mitzewich graduated from Paul Smith’s College, New York, in 1983. He received an Associate of Applied Science Degree, with Honors, in Culinary Arts/Chef Training, and was also honored as the school’s 1983 “Outstanding Chef Training Student.”. He “held just about every position possible in the food industry” including Executive Sous Chef at the Carnelian Room, Sous Chef at Ryan’s Café, and Garde Manger at the San Francisco Opera. Chef John was a Chef Instructor at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, CA. for five years before leaving to focus on teaching people to cook online.

YouTube

Although Mitzewich’s blog is his central website for his recipes, he also has an accompanying YouTube channel. He currently has almost 100000 subscribers to his YouTube channel ‘foodwishes’. Foodwishes is one of the foremost cooking channels on YouTube with more than 25,000,000 views. Mitzewich has a content partnership deal with YouTube. He has gained much of his popularity through his easy to follow recipes combined with his enjoyable humor.

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