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How To: Make cotton candy without a machine at home

Okay, so just as a safety precaution before you dive right in and make yourself a batch of cotton candy at home, remember that melting sugar and corn syrup requires very high temperatures, so you could get burned if you're not careful. Make sure you keep a bowl of cool water next to you at all times just in case any of the hot stuff gets on your skin.

How To: Bake white chocolate and raspberry cookies

Chef Phil Vickery shows views how to make delicious looking white chocolate chip raspberry cookies. He shows viewers several ways to include the raspberries on both the inside and outside of his cookies to create different appearances for his cookies. Using his recipe you can vary the ingredients to include different nuts or berries. He also enlightens viewers on how to make and store cookie batter for future batches of cookies if you do not want to bake the whole batch at once.

How To: Fry Oatmeal

Cook 2-4 cups of oatmeal. Put 1.5-3 cups uncooked oatmeal in a pot with 3-6 cups water (there should be about twice as much water as oatmeal). Boil on the stove, stirring more frequently until the oatmeal reaches the desired consistency.

How To: Make Pakistani chilli achar/ pickled jalapenos

This video will show your how prepare your own pickled jalapenos in a Pakistani cuisine style also known as chilli achar. You will want to have 15 or 20 green chillis on hand which you will chop. You will need masala which you can make the masala by grounding all your seed until they are course. You will then want to cut and crush your ginger and garlic to gather. Heat up your oil and you can check by adding a little spice. Put the vinegar into the oil and cover for later. Chop your chilies i...

How To: Make Mariquitas De Malanga (baked malanga chips)

This video tutorial is in the Food category which will show you how to make Mariquitas De Malanga (baked malanga chips). Take 2 malangas and wash them properly. Peel them and slice them in to very thin slices using a slicer. Now spray olive oil on a tray and place the slices on the tray. Spray olive oil over the slices again. Make sure the olive oil is sprayed evenly over all slices. Then sprinkle salt over the slices. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes till the slices turn crispy and go...

How To: Make Crispy Onion Rings with Instant Mashed Potatoes

Onion rings are one of our favorite types of vegetable, right after ketchup (#1) and french fries (#2). They make virtually any food taste good, delicious topping burgers, hot dogs, salads (so bad, but so good!). Which is why if you love onion rings as much as we do, then you'll have an orgasm in your mouth with this recipe.

How To: Make Pakistani-style dahi pulki

In this video from carpediem43 we learn how to make Pakistani style dahi pulki. Ingredients are: 1/4 tsp ginger garlic paste 1/4 tsp zeera 3/4 cup white maash daal/ lentils 1 tbsp moong daal/ lentils Bowl of warm salty water Salt to taste Yoghurt Mix 1 1/2 cup yoghurt Imli Chutney 1/2 tsp roasted zeera Tip of tsp of ginger garlic paste Coriander You want to soak the daal for 3-4 hours or overnight. Blend the ingredients in a blender. Now heat up a pan of oil. Make small balls and place them i...

How To: Make Fresh Caramel Popcorn in Under 5 Minutes

Do you ever crave that old cinema classic, caramel popcorn, at home? Well, with this video, you can learn how to make the yummy treat in less than 5 minutes! Throw some nuts in there and you have your very own homemade version of Cracker Jack! Enjoy, and don't forget the napkins - things can get pretty sticky!

How To: Make inexpensive tortilla chips from scratch

HippyUrban teaches viewers how to make inexpensive tortilla chips from scratch! First you will need to buy some MasaMix at your local Spanish market! It really is just corn flour. First, you need two cups of corn flour, 1 quarter teaspoon of salt and 1 quarter cup of water. Mix this up and add a tablespoon of water at a time to get it just right. Divide this in three and roll the dough on parchment paper. You want it to be thin and as thin as pie crust. With thicker chips, they can hold the s...

How To: Make deep fried onion rings on the stove

This video demonstrates how to make Game Day onion rings. For this first you need to take a Spanish onion and cut it into slices so that you can easily take out rings. Then take some flour and add corn meal into it. Then add salt, Kosher salt, cayenne powder and pepper. Mix them together and keep aside. In a dish take some butter milk and season it with salt and pepper. If you wish you can add some Tabasco or hot sauce into it. Take an onion ring and dip it in the flour mixture and shed out t...

How To: Make Balthazar NYC's famous french fries

There are so many different types of french fries out there it may be impossible to travel and try each one. If you live in California and have heard how delicious New York french fries are, it's a good chance that you may not be able to try them out. Well in this tutorial, you'll be able to make your own NYC style fries from the confine of your place. This video will focus on showing you how to make Balthazar's famous french fries. So sit back, pay attention and enjoy!

How To: Use the Gold Medal X-15 Cotton Candy Floss machine

This video demonstrates how to make cotton candy using the Gold Medal X-15 machine. Plug in the three-prong chord in its own independent jack. Use a heavy duty three-prong extension cord if needed. Remove the clips from the net and spread the net around the inside of the pan, and clip it onto the sides of the pan in four places. Use commercially prepared floss mix, and carefully pour it into the spinner head while the machine is off. Cover the pan with the dome and turn the power on, setting ...

How To: Make Your Own Auntie Anne's Pretzels at Home

As a kid, I remember begging my mother almost every single time we went to the mall to buy me a pretzel from Auntie Anne's. Now, whenever I pass one of those little blue and white stands, that delicious, buttery smell instantly takes me back to being an impatient four-year-old who wants a pretzel right now. The only bad thing about Auntie Anne's is that you usually have to deal with annoying places like malls and airports to find one. Wouldn't it be nice if you could just whip some up at home...

How To: Make sweet potato matchsticks with Tyler Florence

French fries, as we all know by now, are not the best foods to be eating to, well, stay alive. They're greasy, artery-clogging, and oh so delicious. So we can see why giving them up can be an ordeal. But guess what? You can still eat healthy while not silently killing yourself by using sweet potatoes rather than potatoes to make your fries.

How To: Use the Top Lighting Cotton Candy Maker

There are several steps required to successfully use a cotton candy maker. Start by preheating the cotton candy maker for five minutes. Turn the cotton candy maker off and pour the sugar into the machine. Turn it back on and as it begins to spin, take a stick and move it around the spinning cylinder and the cotton candy will begin to adhere to the stick. As you move it around the cylinder, stop every two or three times around and roll up what you have gathered by moving the stick.

How To: Serve and display canapes

Learn how to display canapes artfully and elegantly. This is a great piece of information for making your appetizer exceedingly impressive to guests. This elevates the dish to a caterer's status of presentation.

How To: Wrap a dumpling

In this tutorial, we learn how to wrap a dumpling with Andrea Nguyen. First, you will need to scoop the filling into the dumpling. Then, fold the edge over it and push your fingers together on the sides to make it wrinkled. Then, you will crunch the edges together and they will be ready to cook! You can also fold the edges over to make them into little pockets that will taste the exact same! Have fun and get creative with these, just make sure they are sealed all the way around so the filling...

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