Daily Archives: September 11, 2013

  • Savory Extra Virgin Olive Oil Bread With Figs and Hazelnuts

    This is an adaptation of a bread in Susan Loomis’s ‘Cooking on Rue Tatin.’ The slightly spicy bread makes a nice hors d’oeuvre, cut in triangles and served with wine.

    Ingrediends:

    – 60 grams (1/2 cup) hazelnuts
    – 125 grams (approximately 1 cup) whole wheat flour
    – 80 grams (approximately 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons) unbleached all-purpose flour
    – 12 grams (1 tablespoon) baking powder
    – 15 grams (1 tablespoon) sugar
    – 8 grams (1 teaspoon) salt
    – 1 gram (1/4 teaspoon) ground black pepper
    – 2 grams (1/2 teaspoon) fennel seeds, crushed or coarsely ground in a spice mill
    – 4 eggs
    – 100 grams (1/2 cup) Fitia extra virgin olive oil
    – 75 grams (1/4 cup) milk
    – 2 to 3 teaspoons finely chopped orange zest (optional)
    – 210 grams (7 ounces) dried figs, stemmed and coarsely chopped

    Method:

    1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Place the hazelnuts on a baking sheet and toast for 20 to 35 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and pour the hazelnuts onto a clean dishtowel. Fold over the dishtowel and rub the hazelnuts to loosen and remove the skins. Allow to cool completely.

    2. Place the skinned hazelnuts in a pastry bag or plastic bag and roll over them with a rolling pin, just to break the nuts in half. Set aside. Turn the oven up to 400 degrees. Oil or butter an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 (or 8 x 4)-inch bread pan. Line with parchment, oil or butter the parchment, and dust lightly with flour.

    3. Sift together the flours, baking powder, sugar, salt and pepper. Stir in the fennel seeds.

    4. In a large bowl or in the bowl of an electric mixer whisk the eggs until frothy. Whisk in the olive oil and the milk. Add the optional orange zest. Whisk in the flour mixture and beat just until incorporated. Fold in the hazelnuts and chopped figs.

    5. Scrape the batter into the bread pan. Place in the oven and bake 40 to 45 minutes, until golden and a tester comes out clean. Remove from the oven and turn out onto a rack. Remove the parchment after 5 minutes and allow to cool completely. To serve, cut in thin slices and cut the slices in half on the diagonal, or into quarters.

    Yield: One 8-inch loaf, about 20 slices

    Advance preparation: This will keep for a couple of days if well wrapped and freezes well.

    Nutritional information per slice: 145 calories; 8 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 1 gram polyunsaturated fat; 5 grams monounsaturated fat; 38 milligrams cholesterol; 16 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams dietary fiber; 232 milligrams sodium; 3 grams protein

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    This is an adaptation of a bread in Susan Loomis’s ‘Cooking on Rue Tatin.’ The slightly spicy bread makes a nice hors d’oeuvre, cut in triangles and served with wine. Ingrediends: – 60 grams (1/2 cup) hazelnuts – 125 grams (approximately 1 cup) whole wheat... 
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  • Importance of Olive Oil to Get Rid of Stretch Marks

    In order to get rid of stretch marks, experts of *stretchmarkscare.com reveal the significance of application of olive oil.

    A very effective way to get rid of stretch marks as per expert and doctor review is application of olive oil.

    The main advantage of olive oil is that it prevents the future occurrences of stretch marks when applied to the affected area. Doctor considers this oil as one of the best homemade remedies as it has shown positive results.

    Though stretch marks are somewhat difficult to remove, yet keeping in consideration earlier reports, it is found that olive oil can help individuals to get rid of stretch marks to make the skin look normal again.

    This stretch mark treatment may take a long time but as per reports, it is found that regular use would enable an individual to get rid of stretch marks easily. Olive oil is present in several stretch mark removal creams such as Revitol. In addition to olive oil, the ingredients contained in Revitol are Vitamin E, Squalene oil, Vitamin D3, Vitamin A Palminate, Pro Vitamin B5, Grapefruit seed extract and Aloe Vera. This stretch mark cream should be gently rubbed over the areas of stretch marks.

    Article source: sbwire

    * Stretchmarkscare.com is a website based on reviews formed by a panel of experts.

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    In order to get rid of stretch marks, experts of *stretchmarkscare.com reveal the significance of application of olive oil. A very effective way to get rid of stretch marks as per expert and doctor review is application of olive oil. The main advantage of olive oil is that it... 
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  • The American Chemical Society symposium about latest research that considers olive oil among healthful foods

    The scientific spotlight focuses today on the healthful antioxidant substances in red wine, dark chocolate, olive oil, coffee, tea, and other foods and dietary supplements that are enticing millions of consumers with the promise of a healthier, longer life.

    The American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, is holding a symposium on those substances during its 246th National Meeting & Exposition.

    Reports in the symposium involve substances that consumers know best as “antioxidants,” and that scientists term “phenolic derivatives.” These ingredients, found naturally in certain foods and sold as dietary supplements, have been linked with health benefits that include reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer.

    Entitled “Phenolic Derivatives for Food and Human Health,” the symposium was held today. The meeting continues through Thursday in the Indiana Convention Center and downtown hotels. Thousands of scientists and others are expected for the meeting, which features almost 7,000 reports on new discoveries in science and other topics.

    Among the topics:

    The healthful effects of curcumin, found naturally in the spice, turmeric
    Substances in dried ginger that kill cancer cells
    How large intestine microbes interact with cranberry antioxidants in the diet
    Using biotechnology to make more effective antioxidants

    Source and reed more at phys.org

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