Clarifying Butter

Written by Shauna Hanus

Clarified butter is a delightfully rich concentrated butter that can be used in cooking and making mouth watering sauces. Traditional methods for making this rich butter concentrate can be a little intimidating at first, but not anymore. There is a very simple and easy 4 step method to make clarified butter. The only catch is that you need to plan a day ahead of time.

The first step is to slowly melt one to two sticks of unsalted butter over low heat. Using unsalted butter will help to prevent your final product from being too salty. Whenrepparttar butter is completely melted pour it into a bread pan.

After you have transferredrepparttar 142215 melted butter torepparttar 142216 bread pan, loosely coverrepparttar 142217 bread pan with plastic wrap and place it inrepparttar 142218 refrigerator to cool over night.

The Old Fashioned: Two Recipes of an Underrated Classic

Written by Ellen Zucker

Like many mixed drinks,repparttar Old Fashioned has a number of variations and a history.

It is one ofrepparttar 142085 few cocktails that survived fromrepparttar 142086 days ofrepparttar 142087 Martini andrepparttar 142088 Manhattan. When prepared well, it is a full-bodied, delicious drink. It was one of my mother’s favorites as a young woman inrepparttar 142089 1940’s and still carriesrepparttar 142090 glamour ofrepparttar 142091 era.

Accounts agree thatrepparttar 142092 Old Fashioned originated atrepparttar 142093 Pendennis Club, in Louisville, Kentucky.

This Old Fashioned recipe appeared in a book written by George J. Kappeler, published in 1895, called Modern American Drinks.


Dissolve a small lump of sugar with a little water in a whiskey-glass; add two dashes Angostura bitters, a small piece ice, a piece lemon-peel, one jigger whiskey. Mix with small bar-spoon and serve, leaving spoon in glass.

Robert Hess, writing for, cautions that it is common for modern bartenders to top offrepparttar 142094 drink with an ounce or more of soda. In his opinion,repparttar 142095 soda spoilsrepparttar 142096 drink.

Here is another recipe from Famous New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix’em by Stanley Clisby Arthur.

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