Discover the Sweet, Fruity Taste of Ancho Chili Powder

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Discover the Sweet, Fruity Taste of Ancho Chili Powder

Discover the Sweet, Fruity Taste of Ancho Chili Powder   Ancho offers a milder version of heat than other chilies with a fruity, sweet taste with an earthy undertone. Derived from poblano chilies, they provide the heat you want in a dish without the strong heat that you’d find in regular chili powder. This powder can be used in a number of different Mexican dishes and can also be sprinkled onto popcorn, pizza, vegetables, pasta, baked potatoes and much more. There are distinct differences that come up when you compare traditional chili powder to ancho powder. Poblano peppers place quite low on the Scoville heat scale at about 1000 – 1,500 SHU. The heat in many chili powders comes from hot peppers or jalapenos, with the mildest jalapeno reading...

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The Role of Liquid Rennet in Cheese Making

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The Role of Liquid Rennet in Cheese Making

The Role of Liquid Rennet in Cheese Making Liquid rennet is one of the must-have ingredients for chefs dedicated to making their own cheese. It’s a historically key part of the entire cheese making experience, but what does it involve? Rennet consists of enzymes from the stomach of a calf and is added once the milk is acidified so that the liquid separates and the milk proteins form curds. The type of cheese you plan on making will dictate how much liquid rennet is required. Some cheese has a curd that is firmer than others, such as gouda or Canadian swiss, and every type of cheese will have its own curd requirements. There are also environmental influences that can affect the amount required, such as the time of the...

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Use Gourmet Rice to Attract More Customers

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Use Gourmet Rice to Attract More Customers

Use Gourmet Rice to Attract More Customers If you own a restaurant and haven’t yet experimented with gourmet rice you may want to give it a try. A side of gourmet rice can complement a meal perfectly and when incorporated into a main dish can add a brand new flavour sensation. Here are just a few of the many rice options we offer at Epicureal that shouldn’t be missed! Organic White Jasmine Rice White Jasmine rice is a fragrant rice with a nutty flavour that boasts a mildly sticky yet tender texture once it has been cooked. It is a gluten-free, wheat free, vegan and organic rice that contains protein and a low calorie count. Use this rice to create casseroles, stir fries, desserts and salads and enjoy the...

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Purchase Wholesale Vanilla for Restaurants

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Purchase Wholesale Vanilla for Restaurants

Bulk vanilla beans, seeds, extracts, powders, and pastes are a necessity for any type of bakery or restaurant environment. Do your sweet treats and savoury dishes a favour and purchase our bulk premium vanilla products to keep the costs down without having to sacrifice quality. Here are just some of the quality vanilla products we have available to order: 2 Count Vanilla Bean Tubes Enjoy the pure taste of vanilla as it was meant to be – straight from the bean itself. The beans can be extracted easily from the tubes with a paring knife and can be used in a number of dessert recipes ranging from vanilla ice cream to pound cake. They also make a great taste sensation in savoury dishes such as salsas and marinades. Bourbon...

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Shop Gourmet Specialty Ingredients for Chefs and Restaurants

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Shop Gourmet Specialty Ingredients for Chefs and Restaurants

If you have a fine appreciation for food and expect more from a meal than simply the energy it provides, you’ll want to take a look at gourmet special ingredients that can define a dish. When your taste buds are searching for more, look at the ingredients that you are currently using to prepare your food. Standard, run-of-the-mill grocery store ingredients may leave your dishes faltering and you’ll need to rise to new levels with your basic ingredients in order to see and taste a different. If you’re addicted to food channels and love to browse through food magazines, you’re likely running into hard to find ingredients. When you reach this stage of the game with your cooking, it’s time to look at other avenues to source your food...

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3 Ways to Use Candied Fruit

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3 Ways to Use Candied Fruit

Candied fruit can liven up your baking, make your drinks come alive, be added to a food tray and they are great to eat on their own. Candied fruit has been around for a number of years but not a lot of people take the time to make it since it can be a delicate and time-consuming job. Fast forward to the present and we are able to purchase candied fruit that has already been made for us. The wonder of technology gives us the opportunity to enjoy this type of fruit without having to spend hours in the kitchen making it. If you love candied fruit and everything that it has to offer, here are 3 popular ways to use it: Add Pizzazz to Your Cakes Have you...

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