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Basic crusty bread loaf recipe

May 22
Filed under In a Nutshell, Wingspan

Wet Mix 2 1⁄2 cups warm water 1 tbsp white sugar 1 packet of dry active yeast Dry Mix 5 cups flour (and extra for kneading) 1 tbsp salt or sugar* 1 packet of dry active yeast *Important: Know whether you are going to flavor the bread savory or sweet, because you need to add ...

In a Nutshell: And I knead you, baby

In a Nutshell: And I knead you, baby

by Fred Chang and Priscilla Pan
May 22
Filed under In a Nutshell, Lifestyle, Wingspan

Food is the manifestation of love. And there is no more fundamental food than bread. So, by the transitive property of culinary mathematics, there is no more fundamental representation of love than bread. And within the realm of bread lives a breed, the pull-apart bread. We’re here to s...

In a Nutshell: Earl Grey Macarons

In a Nutshell: Earl Grey Macarons

by Priscilla Pan and Jessica Chang
March 16
Filed under In a Nutshell, Lifestyle

Ingredients 3 egg whites ¼ cup white sugar 1¾ cups powdered sugar 1 cup almond flour ¼ tsp vanilla extract ¼ tsp cream of tartar (optional but recommended; helps stabilize egg whites and reach stiff peaks faster) your choice of filling (we used our honey-lemon buttercream recip...

In a Nutshell: Pumpkin spice “devonshire” cream

In a Nutshell: Pumpkin spice “devonshire” cream

by Fred Chang and Priscilla Pan
November 10
Filed under In a Nutshell, Lifestyle

In a Nutshell takes on the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA). In the spirit of fall, we threw in a little twist on the classic (easy) devonshire cream. This cream is perfect to top scones, brownies, or most lighter pastry. Recipe: Notes Difficulty: Easy Length: 10 minutes give ...

In a Nutshell: Quinoa salad

by Fred Chang and Priscilla Pan
October 10
Filed under In a Nutshell, Lifestyle

‘Keen-wa,’ the latest “superfood,” and kale, a not-so-latest “superfood.” Brought to you in a super marriage. The pastor? Balsamic vinaigrette. Recipe: Notes Difficulty: Super super easy Length: 15 minutes (because of the quinoa) Methods of cooking: Stovetop for the quinoa ...

In a Nutshell: Caramel Apple Skewers

by Fred Chang and Priscilla Pan
October 10
Filed under In a Nutshell, Lifestyle

You know when that surface area to volume ratio just doesn’t cut it? Basically - normal caramel apple skewers just aren’t satisfactory treats. Sure, there’s that wonderful sweet exterior, but bite through it, and what are you left with? Just a plain old granny smith apple, if you manage to get...

In a Nutshell: Summer Vietnamese Spring Rolls

by Fred Chang and Priscilla Pan
October 10
Filed under In a Nutshell, Lifestyle

Fresh, cold, crispy with a creamy light tangy sauce. We present to thee, our take Vietnamese-style spring rolls. These can be a light meal or a very delicious snack. Recipe: Notes Difficulty: Medium Length: 10-15 minutes prep, approximately 2 minutes per spring roll (depending on how comfortab...

In a Nutshell: Mint Chocolate Souffle

In a Nutshell: Mint Chocolate Souffle

by Fred Chang and Priscilla Pan
May 18
Filed under In a Nutshell, Lifestyle, Online Exclusive, Showcase

We realize prom already happened, but this is the last installment of our prom series (and honestly, all of these dishes are great at any time). We took the classic chocolate souffle and infused it with a minty fresh flavor. Because who doesn’t love mint chocolate? Recipe: Notes Difficulty: Once yo...

In a Nutshell: Grilled Steak and Garlic Compound Butter

In a Nutshell: Grilled Steak and Garlic Compound Butter

by Priscilla Pan and Jessica Chang
May 6
Filed under In a Nutshell, Lifestyle, Showcase

Arguably, the sizzle of something hitting a hot pan is the best sound in the world. And arguably, the slowly melting butter glistening over perfectly light brown grill marks is the most satisfying sight in the world. And somehow, we have achieved both. And now we present to you how you can experience t...

In a Nutshell: Stuffed Mushrooms (Prom Menu Part 2)

In a Nutshell: Stuffed Mushrooms (Prom Menu Part 2)

by Priscilla Pan and Jessica Chang
April 28
Filed under In a Nutshell, Lifestyle, Showcase, Video

Stuffed mushrooms. Literally mushrooms stuffed with more mushrooms. We literally ripped out its guts, minced them up, and stuffed them back in with some creamy goodness via piping bag. (By the way, mushrooms are an aphrodisiac—insert shameless winky face.) And if you’re looking for a “kick” in you...

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