zondag, 28 oktober 2007

geheime recepten: deel 1

McDonald's® Sweet & Sour Dipping Sauce


This recipe clones one of those sauces you get with your
 order of McNuggets at the world's largest hamburger outlet.
 Now, instead of shoving a fistful of the little green packs
 into your backpack, you can make up a batch of your own to
use as a dip for store bought nuggets, chicken fingers, fried
 shrimp, and tempura.  Or you can even use this as a sauce
for the traditional Chinese sweet and sour dish (with pineapple,
 bell pepper, onion, and sautéed chicken or pork.)  It's a
simple recipe that requires a food processor or a blender,
and the sauce will keep well for some time in the fridge.

1/4 cup peach preserves
1/4 cup apricot preserves
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
5 teaspoons white vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons water

1. Combine all ingredients except the water in a food processor
 or a blender and puree until the mixture is smooth.
2. Pour mixture into a small saucepan over medium heat. Add water,
 stir, and bring mixture to a boil. Allow it to boil for five
minutes, stirring often. When the sauce has thickened, remove
it from the heat and let it cool. Store sauce in a covered
container in the refrigerator.
Makes about 3/4 cup.


McDonald's® Shakes


All right, it's the middle of summer and it's dang hot out.
 Wouldn't it be nice if we could whip up a little something
 to help keep those beads of sweat from rollin'? Check out
how simple it is to recreate any of the three flavors of
McDonald's thick shakes from scratch. Just three ingredients
 to each clone. And the secret ingredient for the chocolate
and strawberry flavors is Nesquik mix. How McEasy is that?
Throw everything in a blender and press a button -- the one
on the right. And if you want your shake thicker, just put
it in the freezer for a while. That's it!

Vanilla Shake
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 1/4 cups low fat milk
3 tablespoons sugar

Chocolate Shake
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 1/4 cups low fat milk
2 tablespoons chocolate flavor Nesquik mix

Strawberry Shake
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 1/4 cups low fat milk
3 tablespoons strawberry flavor Nesquik mix

1. Combine all ingredients for the shake flavor of your choice
 in a blender and mix on high speed until smooth. Stop blender,
 stir and blend again, if necessary to combine ingredients.
2. Pour into two 12-ounce cups.
Serves 2.


McDonald's® Lobster Sandwich


Yes, this actually exists. On an excursion through some New
 England states I practically drove off the road when I first
 saw a sign advertising lobster at this fast food chain. I just
 had to get a closer look. That's when I discovered that this
 unique sandwich is served only at select McDonald's locations,
 mostly in Maine, for a limited time only during the summer months.
 It's basically a lobster salad served on a hoagie roll with some
 lettuce, but with fresh Maine lobster, is quite tasty.
Since you can't get this anywhere else, I figured this sandwich
 was a prime candidate for kitchen cloning. Here's a recipe to
make a version of your own that has never before been published.

12 cup cooked Maine Lobster (fresh is best)
12 tablespoon mayonnaise
pinch salt
1 lettuce leaf
small hoagie roll

1. Mix together lobster, mayonnaise and salt.
2. Slice hoagie roll length wise, and spread the lettuce leaf on
 the bottom half.
3. Spread lobster over lettuce. Top off sandwich with top half of
 the roll.
Makes 1 sandwich.


McDonald's® Big Mac Sauce® ("Special Sauce")


If you like Big Macs, it's probably because of that tasty
 "secret" spread that is plopped onto both decks of the world's
 most popular double-decker hamburger. So what's so special
about this sauce? After all, it's basically just thousand island
 dressing, right? Pretty much. But this sauce has a bit more sweet
 pickle relish in it than a typical thousand island salad slather.
 Also, I found that this clone comes close to the original with the
 inclusion of French dressing. It's an important ingredient -
 ketchup just won't do it. That, along with a sweet & sour flavor
 that comes from vinegar and sugar, makes this sauce go well on
any of your home burger creations, whether they're Big Mac clones
 or not. This is the closest "special sauce" clone you'll find

1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons French dressing
4 teaspoons sweet pickle relish
1 tablespoon finely minced white onion
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt

1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Stir well.
2. Place sauce in a covered container and refrigerate for several
hours, or overnight, so that the flavors blend. Stir the sauce a
couple of times as it chills.
Makes about 3/4 cup.


1 1/3 cup water
2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons cornmeal
2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 cup bread flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
3/8 teaspoon MSG
1 1/2 teaspoons yeast
(You may use all-purpose flour only for this recipe)

Bread machine: Add ingredients to machine bread pan in order
 given or as per
manufacturer's instructions. Set to 'dough' mode.

Food processor:
Place water, sugar, salt and olive oil in bowl of food processor
 and pulse
to dissolve sugar and salt. Add yeast, bread flour, all purpose
 flour other
dry ingredients. Process until a soft ball forms. Remove from
 machine and
allow to rest, covered with a tea towel, about 45 minutes.

Dough hook:
Place water, sugar, salt and olive oil in bowl of mixer and
dissolve sugar
and salt. Stir in yeast, bread flour, all purpose flour, other
ingredients and knead with dough hook to form a soft, but not-too
dough (about 8 minutes). Remove from machine and allow to rest,
 covered with
a tea towel about 45 minutes.

By Hand:
In this case, use only all-purpose flour. Place water, sugar,
salt and olive
oil in bowl and dissolve sugar and salt. Stir in yeast, all purpose
other dry ingredients and knead to form a soft, but not-too sticky
(about 8-l0 minutes). Allow to rest, covered with a tea towel about

(*) For a breadier pizza dough - depending on taste and recipe
you can add an additional 1/4 tsp. yeast.

Deflate dough very gently before using and allow it to rest a
further 15
minutes before using in a recipe. You may refrigerate dough in
 an oiled
plastic bag for up to two days.


Starbucks® Frappuccino®


Here's one that I get requests for all of the time,
 and that you won't yet find in any book. This is a
 clone for Starbuck's "Lowfat Creamy Blend of Coffee
 & Milk" that you can now find in the all-too-puny
 9 1/2-ounce bottles in most stores. Those little
bottles will set you back at least a buck, but this
Top Secret Recipes version costs a mere fraction of that.
 Plus, the recipe actually makes enough that you can get
 a pretty major caffeine buzz. Then, when you get down to
 the "Tidbits" I'll tell you how to clone espresso with a
 standard drip machine and ground coffee. Cool!

1/2 cup fresh espresso
2 1/2 cups lowfat milk (2 percent)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon dry pectin*

Combine all of the ingredients in a pitcher or covered container.
 Stir or shake until sugar is dissolved. Chill and serve cold.
Makes 24 ounces.


To make the "Mocha" variety:
Add a pinch (1/16 teaspoon) of cocoa powder to the mixture before

To fake espresso with a drip coffee maker and standard grind of
Use 1/3 cup ground coffee and 1 cup of water.
Brew once then run coffee through machine again, same grounds.
Makes about 1/2 cup fresh espresso to use in the above recipe.
Run a pot of water through machine, without grounds, to clean.

*This is a natural thickener found in fruits that is used for
 canning. You can find it in the supermarket near the canning
 supplies. It is used in this recipe to make the drink thicker
 and creamier, and can be found in the original recipe. It does
 not add to the flavor and can be excluded if you don't care so
 much about duplicating the texture of the real thing.



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