Kringle

Kringle
Kringle

Don’t let the word “Kringle” full you into thinking that this is going to  be a difficult recipe to prepare.  It is easier then making donuts and much more delicious.  This recipe is chock full of walnuts and brown sugar but you can also use a variety  of other ingredients such as cream cheese and jam or pecans and cinnamon.

 

Brine – the best way to impart moisture and flavor

Brining makes fish, poultry and pork moister by imparting liquid on a cellular level to the muscle tissue of the meat before cooking.  This is done via the process of osmosis,  by allowing the cells to hold on to the water while they are cooked, via the process of denaturation.  The proteins coagulate, forming a matrix that traps water molecules and holds them during cooking, preventing the meat from dehydrating – particularly useful for grilling chicken breasts.  The salt is also desirable as a preservative.  The flavor in the brine ends up flavoring the meat from the inside out so make sure you season your brine with flavors you want in the meat you’re cooking.

Coconut Key Lime Sorbet

It has been said that Nero, the Roman Emperor, invented sorbet during the first century AD when he had runners along the Appian way pass buckets of snow hand over hand from the mountains to his banquet hall where it was then mixed with wine and honey.