June 27, 2014
P ETE MERZBACHER, 25, of Olney, lives above the bakery Philly Bread, which he founded. The startup beat out nine other finalists on June 19 in the inaugural "Lightning in a Bottle Competition" sponsored mainly by ab+c Creative Intelligence, a marketing-and-communications firm in Wilmington and Philly. Winning netted Philly Bread a year's worth of free marketing. The bakery makes a healthy version of the English muffin, dubbed the "Philly Muffin. " Q: The idea for Philly Bread?
November 5, 2013 |
BY THE NUMBERS 675k muffins sold each year. 24k cubic square feet of BK's new freezer. 800k miles driven each year by BK trucks. 7,000 different types of products in the BK warehouse from more than 40 countries.
April 25, 2013 |
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of April 23, 2013: Craig LaBan: There's a new cafe in the sunny, modern space at the corner of 12th and Spruce: Toast. It's the house-made English muffins, pictured here, that are the draw. These were almost too good - so perfect they looked just like very good versions of store-bought muffins, but more tender, with toothsome, butter-soaked crannies. Also, I've been enjoying some recent visits to Citizens Bank Park.
February 21, 2013
WE KNOW better than to try to pin down the details on Anne Cappelletti's homemades. But a plate of Crabby Snacks sounds like the perfect accompaniment to Sunday's broadcast of the Academy Awards, which starts at 8:30 p.m. on ABC. The finger food - a/k/a Crab Bites, a/k/a Old English Crab Hors D'Oeuvres - is featured in Oscar-nominated, locally filmed "Silver Linings Playbook. " It's a tradition in the household of former Haddonfield teacher Matthew Quick, who wrote the novel. CRABBY SNACKS 7 oz. can crabmeat (well-drained)
July 26, 2012 |
What do you do when you are hankering for blueberry muffins, but don't have a muffin pan handy? Or maybe you just don't feel like cranking up the oven on a hot summer day. You cook them in a skillet, using the muffin batter as you would pancake batter. Why not just make blueberry pancakes? Though recipes will vary, most pancake and muffin recipes call for equal amounts of flour and eggs. But while pancakes call for more liquid, muffins get more (often way more) sugar, fat, and baking powder.
July 5, 2012 |
4 cups (18 ounces) bread flour, divided 1 tablespoon plus 1½ teaspoons sugar 2 teaspoons instant yeast 3 tablespoons melted butter 1½ cups milk, at room temperature 1¼ teaspoons salt ½ cup cornmeal, for dusting 1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together 3½ cups (15.75 ounces) of the bread flour, sugar, and yeast. 2. Switch to the paddle attachment. With the mixer on low, slowly beat in the melted butter, followed by the milk to form a soft dough.
May 10, 2012 |
For the muffins: 10 ounces unbleached all-purpose flour 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 eggs 1/4 cup milk 2 tablespoons heavy cream 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, very soft 3/4 cup superfine sugar 1/2 cup sliced roasted almonds For...
April 5, 2012 |
Vegetable cooking spray 2 medium-size onions, cut into 1-inch pieces 2 medium-size carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces 2 ribs celery, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 cup curly-leaf parsley leaves 3 pounds skinless salmon, cut into 2-inch pieces 3 large eggs ½ cup vegetable oil ¼ cup sugar, or to taste 2 teaspoons kosher salt, or to taste 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, or to taste ...
September 21, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - Justice Department agencies spent too much for food at conferences, in one case serving $16 muffins and in another dishing out beef Wellington appetizers that cost $7.32 per serving, an audit found. "Some conferences featured costly meals, refreshments, and themed breaks that we believe were indicative of wasteful or extravagant spending," Justice's inspector general wrote in a report released Tuesday. The inspector general reviewed a sample of 10 Justice conferences between October 2007 and September 2009 at a cost of $4.4 million, in a period that included the administrations of both Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Barack Obama.
November 19, 2009 |
Every year the pumpkin parade arrives earlier - before Labor Day, even, the fluffy pumpkin lattes and baseball mitt-size pumpkin muffins emerge on cue from behind coffee bar counters. Limited-edition pumpkin ales follow, along with sweet-smelling doughnuts and seasonally confusing ice creams. And before long, chunky cans of purees are lining supermarket aisle-end displays, seductively promising smooth-as-silk pies. Yet for all of our pumpkin fetishizing, we tend to take this humble cucurbit for granted, forgetting that it is also real food.