Sunday, June 8, 2014

There's an "app" for that!

Cooking has never been easier with all the technology of today, From Smart Fridges to Iphones, there are so many tools at our disposal.  As with cooking and pretty much anything you could think of, there is a helpful App just a download away.  Today, I will be taking a look at one of my favourite cooking apps and making a yogurt cake using one of the recipes featured in the App.
It doesn't matter if your culinary limits knows no bounds or if you burn water, We all could use a bit of help improving our cooking skills and saving time.  If you have a smartphone or a tablet then join me as I show you the food/cooking apps I found useful as I turned my failed endeavors into delectable delights!

Today's App of the Day is:


       This FREE app offers the best of the best with tried & true recipes from popular websites and magazines. You can choose between a variety of categories ranging from Weeknight Dinners to I Can Barely Cook. You can also search for recipes based on a Main Ingredient, Meal/Course, Cuisine, Dietary Consideration, Dish Type, Season or Occasion. On top of all that you may also save recipes and generate shopping lists before heading to the supermarket. This app is available for download @ iTunes & Google Play.

Description from iTunes:
Experience the all-new Epicurious app with added free features and a fresh interface. The ever-popular cooking resource—over 10 million downloads—has been fully redesigned and reengineered for today’s home cooks.

· A whole new look and completely reengineered—it's even faster,   friendlier, and more fun to search.

· Recipe Box sync is now FREE: all your recipes—from anywhere on the Web—saved and searchable in one place.

· Manage all your recipes and shopping lists from anywhere on your iPhone, iPad, and desktop.

· No more smudge-y screens: Voice-activated commands in the Cook Mode let you follow recipes while keeping your hands free for cooking (available only on iPad).

· New fonts and bigger pictures make cooking from iPhone or iPad even easier.

· Search more than 30,000 editorially tested and member-rated recipes.

· Get inspired browsing new categories like Chocolate Desserts, Kid-Friendly Mains, Gluten-Free,      Stir-Fry Suppers, Low-Carb Mains, Healthy Dinners, and Hearty Sandwiches.

· The only app resource for recipes from the editors of Epicurious and Gourmet magazine, plus recipes from Bon Appétit, Self, Random House, and more.

· Read comments and suggestions by other home cooks like you on tens of thousands of recipes.

· Thousands of mouth-watering images by today’s top food photographers.

Tonight, I tried this Turkish recipe from Arabesque, March 2009 Issue by Claudia Roden:

Yogurt Cake

4 large eggs, separated
1/2 cup sugar
4 Tbsp all purpose flour
1 2/3 cups strained Greek-style yogurt
Grated zest of 1/2 lemon
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp vanilla extract

Raspberry compote
1C frozen raspberries
1/2 cup sugar  1tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbsp. of water.

Preheat oven to 350 F
Beat the eggs yolks with the sugar to a thick pale cream. Beat in the flour, then the yogurt, lemon zest, and lemon juice until it is throughly blended.
Whisk the egg whites until stiff and fold them into the yogurt mixture. Pour this into a 9 inch round, nonstick baking tin, greased with butter or cooking spray.
Bake for 45-50 minutes until the top is brown. It will puff up like a souffle and then fall as it sets.
Turn out onto a serving plate and serve warm or cold.

Raspberry compote:
In a saucepan over medium heat bring raspberries and sugar to a simmer.  Stir in cornstarch mixture until desired thickness is achieved.  When compote cools, spread over cake.

Turkish Yogurt Cake with Raspberry Compote

With a texture somewhere in between an airy cheesecake and flan you know you gotta have a slice!

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