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Ever wanted to bake a lemon cake?

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Are you a lemon lover? Ever wanted to bake a lemon cake? Then here it a simple recipe that can help you.
First, you have to prepare the ingredients of course.
Things to prepare: –
Butter – 250g
Cake flour – 250g
Eggs – weight the eggs so that it is 250g
Sugar – 200g
Vanilla Essence – 2-3 tablespoon, according to your preference.
Lemon – 3

Let’s bake!
1- Weigh all the ingredients to the needed measurement.
2- Once the ingredients are ready, place the butter into the bowl.
3- Then place the sugar into the bowl.
4- Once you have placed the butter and sugar into the bowl, whisk it up together.
5- After, add the flour into the mixture and mix it all together.
6- Once the butter, sugar and flour are at place, add the eggs. *break the eggs in a separate container before mixing it together with the mixture to avoid egg shells to be inside the cake. *
7- And then whisk all the ingredients together. While whisking add in the vanilla essence.
8- Then, take the lemons, cut it into half and squeeze out all the lemon juice and then add it to the batter. *remember to squeeze the lemon into a separate bowl first, so that you can take the seeds out. *
9- And mix it all up!

And that’s it!
Place the batter it in the tray, heat up the oven to about 200°C and place it into the oven.
Leave it in for about an hour.
But keep an eye on the cake time to time as you don’t want to burn it.
Once you feel that the cake is baked, slowly poke the center of the cake using a cake skewer to see if the cake is ready.

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Good Espresso Makers for Coffee Fans

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Are you into coffee as I am? Does the espresso from the coffee bar fulfill your coffee needs? Well, walk with me as I give you good espresso maker reviews. Just for a few benjamins, you too can buy the best espresso maker 2016 for your home, business or office.

Here are some of the good espresso makers reviews:

The Philips Saeco Aroma espresso machine. This espresso machine comes in either black or stainless steel models. It is kitchen ready and ‘plug-and-play’. If you are looking for a cheap espresso machine the Aroma is your perfect choice. You can also opt for its bigger ‘cooler’ ‘cousin’, the Saeco Vienna Plus. Its super automatic and will cost you a little more.

The Rancillo Silvia V3 is a classic popular piece of semi-automatic espresso. It comes with Brass fixtures to ensure even heat, 3 thermostats to ease the task of monitoring your brew, automatic water,temp and water pressure adjustment and an adjustable steam flow. I recommend this if you are a total control freak. However remember to pay close attention to how your beans are ground. Just like you, the Rancillo is demanding.A good alternative for the Rancillo is the Gaggia 14101 Classic espresso machine. The Gaggia is larger in size and heavier though.

The La Cimbali Junior Casea DTI. This one is for those of us who take our work home or work from home. Its commercial grade design and its programmable capability makes it best suited for homes. This is the espresso machine you call out when you come home. It fits perfectly under common kitchen cabinets and directly connects to your water pipes. If you are looking for the perfect froth on your shot of brew, the La Cimbali gives just that.

The De’longhi Gran Duma ESA6700 and the De’longhi Magnifica ESAM3300. These are super automatic espresso machines with built in coffee grinder, automatic water filling capability and automatic froth milk dispense. These are perfect for your office and home too.

So what if you want an espresso machine like no other. The kind you may want to put in your will. Well you should try the Slayer 1-group. If you think the slayer will slay your wallet a big deal, you havent seen the Kees Van Der Westen Mirage. The Elektra Microcasa too is an amazing choice if you are into elegance and hitorically beautiful objects.
Your can now make your choice.

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How Stainless Steel Rice Cookers Changed My Kitchen Experience

Everyone believes in excellent cooking, that’s one fact. The other fact is that as a person with interest in cooking, the choice of your kitchen appliance could be your crowning glory or your greatest undoing. Such is the story of my experience with rice cookers. I must say that for close to a decade, my saddest moments in the kitchen always came whenever I prepared my favorite dish – rice. I mean, I knew I was good at it so the only problem was definitely the kind of rice cookers I was using.

After searching for a good rice cooker for years without success, I was almost throwing in the towel. It was at the height of my frustrations that an ad flashed onto my TV screen one evening. The ad described some of the stainless steel rice cookers in the market. I remember staying frozen on my couch so that I could not miss the details of the outlets where these stainless steel rice cookers were available.

Luckily, I managed to catch all the details of the ad and the following morning, I was so excited at the prospect of getting me a good stainless steel rice cooker that I could hardly have breakfast. I knew I required someone to help me make a better choice so I asked a neighbor to ride along with me to the store.

Much to my astonishment, the cooking section featured the exact rice cookers I had seen in the ad. The good thing about these stainless steel rice cookers is that each brand had its unique features displayed on it so you wouldn’t be confused in getting your preferred one. With the assistance of my friend, I picked the one that looked the most stylish and which was described as the most durable.

I came home that day full of hopes that my kitchen woes would end and thanks to these stainless steel rice cookers, I can now enjoy my favorite delicacy once again.

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How I Select My Chef Knife

Cooking is one of the activities that I enjoy most. I find it very fulfilling as I am able to explore my creativity in combining different ingredients to come up with delicacies. If you share in my passion, then you might know that having a best chef knife set is one of the most essential things. It is something that I learned the hard way after being unable to cut some of my ingredients the exact way I wanted them cut on multiple occasions. From this experience, I have gathered some knowledge on how to select the best knife.

The first thing that I always consider before making a purchase is the kind of cutting that the knife will be used for. This is because chef’s knives are designed for different purposes and it is crucial that you get the right one for maximum service. However, the great thing is that most of the modern ones are designed for performing multiple functions. You can therefore get one that you can utilize for not only slicing beef but also dicing vegetables. I use mine for both of these operations as well as others such as mincing.

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Over the years, I have been able to use knives of various lengths. By doing so, I have learnt that it is one of the things that you can never take for granted. It is also one of the most debatable things as it often boils down to personal preferences. That is why I would advice you to identify the length of blade that you will be most comfortable with. The vast majority of the best knife have a blade length over the range of 6 to 8.5 inches.

Another thing that I have come to appreciate in a knife is the weight. You must always consider how much a knife weighs before purchasing it. This is especially important if you will be using the knife often. I have discovered that one should always go for a knife that is light so as to minimize fatigue when using them for an extended period of time. This is something that should always be at the back of your mind when making the selection in order to get a best chef knife.

Personally, the handle is one of the things that I always pay maximum attention to. Most of the knives that are available either have a Japanese or Western style handle. Just like the blade, the one that you choose to go with is entirely driven by your tastes and preferences. However, I often consider the tang- which is the how much of the blade goes into it. Those which have a half tang are lighter although the ones with a full tang are arguably stronger.

Beauty is the final thing that I always look out for. Even though the aesthetics of knives do not affect their overall performance, I find it enjoyable to use a knife that has attractive motifs either on the blade or the handle. Regardless of your tastes, you can always find a best chef knife that suits you as far as beauty goes. On the other hand, there are numerous plain ones for those who appreciate simplicity.

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