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Maxam 2 piece Fire and Rescue Liner Lock Knives with Fire Emblem SKFIRE2

Maxam 2 piece set Fire and Rescue Liner Lock Knives A great gift for the fireman in your life. Firemen will love their own knives identifying them as a firefighter.

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Electronic Digital Caliper

Electronic Digital Caliper Features: – Measures inside, outside and depth dimensions – Instant LCD readout 0 to 150.00 mm accurate to .01 mm or 0 to 6" accurate .0005" – Includes zero set feature, thumb roller, protective case and battery

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Diamond Cut Supreme 2 Piece Kitchen Shear Set CTDCSC42

Set includes: poultry shears with notch in blade for cutting chicken bones, cord and small wire and all-purpose shears great for frozen food bags, pizza, paper, and anything you need heavy-duty shears for. Shears feature surgical stainless steel blades and are dishwasher safe. Limited lifetime warranty. Clam packed.

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Yorkcraft 24 piece Countertop Display LED Light Bottle Opener Key Chain ELLEDBO

Yorkcraft 24 piece Countertop Display LED Light Bottle Opener Key Chain ELLEDBO This countertop display features 24 Key Chains with LED Lights & Bottle Openers. A great countertop sale item or promotional giveaway item, these key chains are versatile and come packed in a display that measures 10-1/2

Bushnell Trophy 1 x 28 Red Dot Sight Interchangeable Reticles BS730135

Engineered with Amber-Bright optics that quickly help you distinguish between a brown tree and a brown critter, the Trophy riflescopes have been heralded by hunters as the ideal scope for the autumn deer woods. With multi-coated optics for increased brigh

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Diamond Plate LIVE TO RIDE Heavy-Duty Polyester Motorcycle Luggage Set LUMSDLTL

Diamond Plate 3 Piece LIVE TO RIDE Heavy-Duty Polyester Motorcycle Luggage Set Set includes: 16" x 13" x 9-1/2" tail bag and with multiple exterior and interior pockets and 17-1/2" x 11-1/2" x 9" saddle bags with multiple exterior pockets and hook and loop fastener straps for attaching to fender. All pieces feature LIVE TO RIDE embroidered in reflective thread and reflective stripes.

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My Mexican dip takes a little while to prepare properly but simple variations of it can be thrown together in a few minutes.

You will need a large microwaveable bowl, ideal with a flat bottom, wide and shallow. This is a party dish so the bowl should be brightly colored in a Mexican style, all red, green, and yellow.

Start by chopping up some iceberg lettuce with a little coriander, and mixing the two together. This will be your middle layer, separating the hot bit underneath from the cooler bits on top. Set that aside in a separate bowl for the moment.

Heat up some refried beans or refried black beans and then generous layer them into the flat inside of the bowl. Immediately cover with grated cheddar and/or Monterey Jack cheese. Not too much, just enough to fully cover the beans. Then microwave quickly until the cheese just melts. Top this with generously scattered red or green chillies, of the flavor and intensity that you or your family most enjoy.

Place the lettuce/coriander mix directly on top of this and ensure that all the bowl is fully covered. If you’ve got a good bowl of the right type, it should be nearly full now and you can put the rest on show.

Okay, you’ve got four ingredients in, now time for the prettiest, most colorful parts of this dish.

Take a generous amount of guacamole (it’s easy to make, just mash up some avocado with the juice of a lemon and a touch of salt), and spread this over the lettuce mixture. I find it easiest to just spoon it on, and spread each spoonful a little with the spoon itself.

Then get some sour cream, and spoon this on as well. You don’t need a huge amount of this, just enough to provide a coolness in the spicy flavours of the rest of the dish.

Finally, top off with a bit of delicious red salsa, to your taste. Set this out beside a bowl of slightly warm fresh tortilla chips and just watch it disappear!

I’ve talked more about Mexican food elsewhere – you can get some tips on the best burritos recipe!

Leupold Mark 4 8.5-25x50 ER/T M1 TMR Rifle Scope - LP63055

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Maxam 20x30 All-Purpose Tarp with Reinforced Hems - Waterproof SPTARP5

Maxam 20×30 All-Purpose Tarp with Reinforced Hems – Waterproof SPTARP5   Features rope reinforced hems; waterproof, weather and UV resistant silver exterior; and tear resistant, mildew resistant, interior/exterior lamination. Hemmed size 19’3" x 29’6".

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Early Warning Digital Laser Radar Detector with Voice Alert EW-505

Early Warning Digital Laser Radar Detector with 22 Frequencies and Voice Alert EW-505 22 FREQUENCY RADAR/ LASER DETECTOR WITH VOICE ALERTS! The Early Warning EW-505 Digital Radar/Laser Detector provides superior protection, outstanding range, travel infor

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Precise Heat Giant 103 Quart Stainless Steel Heavey Duty Stock Pot KTSP103

Precise Heat Giant 103 Quart Stainless Steel Heavey Duty Stock Pot KTSP103. Features heavy-duty riveted handles, mirror finish exterior and satin finish interior. Includes lid with welded handle and wire rack with wire side handles. Measures 20-5/8" x 20-1/8". Limited lifetime warranty. White box.

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Simmons ProSport 4-12x40 Matte Truplex Adjustable Objective Rifle Scope - SM510484

Simmons ProSport 4-12×40 Matte Truplex Adjustable Objective Rifle Scope – SM510484 The Simmons Master Series ProSports represent the future in riflescopes and shotgun scopes at yesterday’s prices. Featuring Simmons’ patented TrueZero

Tasco 2023BRZ 10X Rubber Armored Wide Angle Panoramic View Binoculars

Premium performance and competition-ready, large 40′ FOV at 100 yards, illuminated 5 M.O.A. Red Dot scope. > Magnification: 1x > Field-of-View: 40′ @ 100 yards > Lens coating: Rubicon multi-layered, fully coated > Focus Type: Fixed > Parallax setting: 50 yards > Objective Lens Diameter: 25mm > Eye relief: unlimited > Reticle Type: Illuminated 5 M.O.A. Red DOT, 11-postition rheostat > Windage/Elevation: .5 @ 50 yards > Tube Dia.: 30mm > Weight: 5.5 oz. > Length: 5" > Black Matte Finish

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Wyndham House Tiger and Cub Blanket for Queen/King GFBLK420

Wyndham House Tiger and Cub Blanket for Queen/King GFBLK420 100% polyester. Fits queen or king bed. Measures 79" x 91"

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Diamond Cut 24 piece Cutlery Set in Wood Block CTDC24

Diamond Cut 24 piece Cutlery Set in Wood BlockIncludes 7-1/2" chef knife, 7-1/8" ham/bread slicer, 5-3/4" cleaver, 7-1/2" carving knife, 6" boning knife, 5" utility knife, 3" paring knife, kitchen scissors, six 4-1/2" steak knives, and custom wood block. There are also 9 bonus pieces that include 6 additional steak knives, 4-3/8" pizza cutter, 5" cheese knife, and 2-1/2" curved blade paring knife. Limited lifetime warranty.

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Small Fry Stun Gun Holster in Black

This item allows you to replace the standard holster that is supplied with our small fry stun guns. The holster is made of leather with a magnetic closure system. Fits all small fry stun guns. Measures 3.5 inches x 1.5 inches x 2.5 inches.

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Make Zippy Tomato Soup Recipe
2 quarts tomato juice
1 beef bouillion cube
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley or cilantro

Combine the first 7 ingredients in a 3-quart saucepan; bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 5 minutes. Add parsley. Serve immediately.

Like tomato soup? Then you will love this recipe!
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Source: Nancy Carol Elder

Maxam 2-Blade Knife with Decorative Notches and Southwestern Design SKSTONE

Maxam 2-Blade Knife with Decorative Notches and Southwestern Design SKSTONE   Features faux stone handle, 2 honed blades with decorative notches on the back and southwestern designs on nickel silver bolsters. Measures 3-13/16" closed, 7" open. Limited lifetime warranty. Gift boxed.

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Maxam 4 piece Hot or Cold Beverage Set KTHERMCOF

Maxam 4 piece Hot or Cold Beverage SetIncludes 1 liter stainless steel vacuum bottle, 2 stainless steel cups and a zippered travel case with shoulder strap and handle.Gift boxed.

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Apple Pie in a Jar Mix
 

28 cups sliced, peeled apples
1/4 tsp nutmeg
4 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup cornstarch
10 cups water (see note below)
2 tsps cinnamon
3 Tbsps lemon juice
Pack apple slices tightly in quart jars. Make a syrup from sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and water. Cook and stir until thick and bubbly. Add lemon juice, seal and process jars in water bath 20 minutes. Yield 7 quarts.

Polyresin Unicorn Accent Table with Tempered Glass Top

Polyresin Unicorn Accent Table with Tempered Glass Top. A golden-maned unicorn stands resplendent in the shy light of dawn; the very image of magic and might. Captivating statue base gives this fantasy table a legendary appeal! Clear glass top allows enjoyment from every angle.   Weight 15.4 lbs. Polyresin base with tempered glass top. 18 3/4" x 16" x 25 1/2" high. May Require Additional Freight Charge. Some Assembly Required

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17 Inch Surveillance CCTV LCD Monitor 1280x1824

17" CCTV LCD MONITOR, 1280X1024, Having a monitor with your suveillance system is necessary for viewing the video captured by the cameras and record by the video recorder.

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Diamond Plate 12 Piece Set Assorted Jacket Zipper Pulls GFZIPL

Diamond Plate 12 Piece Set Assorted Zipper Pulls Great unique pulls for your motorcycle jacket, leather bomber jacket, or anything with a zipper. Features 12 different intricately detailed metal zipper pulls with metal clips. Zipper pulls not sold individually. Sold only in sets.

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Royal Crest 16 Function Slimline Knife SKA13SLIMCL

Royal Crest 16 Function Slimline Knife Features red ABS handle. Functions include: can opener, sturdy reamer, slotted screwdriver, wood/rope saw, cap lifter, tweezers, corkscrew, Phillips screwdriver, hook disgorger, scissors, key ring, reamer, manicure blade, fish scaler, cutting blade, and toothpick. Measures 3-1/2" closed. Limited lifetime warranty. Clam shell

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Muffins! This delicacy originally from the United States are decidedly now everywhere to be fund around the planet, for the very pleasure of consumers and café goers. Is this the result of globalisation? May be…
This sweet, soft and moist spongy snack can now be purchased in an infinite kind of flavours, even so that every days of the week could get its special dedicated flavour.

Because of its size, shape and texture the popular muffin can be carried around everywhere, ideal for a welcome hunger break while travelling around the country or in the middle of a traffic jam in the city. But most welcome while sipping a hot drink in the corner coffee shop while on date or even in meeting.

So the familiar muffin is the subject of this article. The chosen flavour for today is coffee cappuccino or more precisely coffee and cream muffin.

Please find below the list of ingredients needed followed by the method of preparation and baking last but not least!

The quantity below should be enough for around 15 muffins of 100g each:

Eggs: 210g (around 4 big eggs)
Castor sugar: 345g
Salt: 2.5g
Unsalted Butter: 260g
Plain Yoghurt: 55g
Fresh cream: 140g
Drinking water: 60g
Instant coffee: 10g
Cake plain flour: 485g
Baking powder: 21g
Method:
There are usually 2 main methods used to make muffins, one of them is what we call the pound cake method, where we mix up first the softened butter and sugar together and add the eggs slowly.

Then there is also the sponge method, where we first mix up the eggs and sugar like a sponge. This is the sponge method that we are going to use today, as I noticed the result was slightly better using this method.

As usual the first thing to do is to turn on the oven, and for this recipe we adjust the temperature dial to 220ºC (428ºF). This is for a deck oven, so with a different kind of oven temperature may differ.
First boil the water then dissolve the instant coffee in it like for a normal coffee. Otherwise if you have some very strong espresso coffee on hand it is possible to use it instead. Place it in the fridge to cool down. Sift the flour together with the baking powder and mix thoroughly. Melt the butter slowly, preferably on a water bath as the butter should absolutely not boil. When completely melted leave it to cool down on the table at room temperature, as we need to use it this way, cooled down but not set.

Now whisk the eggs, sugar and salt together with an electric mixer on top gear until light and fluffy as for a sponge. That could take around 7 to 10 minutes depending of the quantities. While waiting, when the coffee is already cold you can mix it with the cream and yoghurt slowly with a spatula. When the egg mix is ready, turn down the mixer to first gear and pour in the melted butter first, followed up by the coffee cream mixture slowly as well. Mix until the mixture look smooth, do not over mix.

Then take the bowl off the mixer and fold in the sifted flour and baking powder, mixing delicately with a spatula or even by hand (if you feel like it). Mix until smooth.

Now I will give you a good trick: If you want a better result and bigger muffing just give the mix a good rest for at least 1 hour in the fridge. So cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for 1 hour or more. The result is quite significant this way, with muffins bigger in size after baking. This gives you time to prepare your muffin trays. If you use the standard size trays there should be 12 cups per tray. Of course if you have some, you can also use individual muffin moulds instead. Grease-spray the trays or moulds first and then insert a paper cup in each of them. Prepare a piping bag for the filling process but you can instead use a spoon as well.

After the hour has passed, you can start filling the muffin cups. Usually the muffins that we see in the coffee shops are around 100g to 150g, even bigger sometimes, and then they are really mega muffins. A reasonable size I would say is between 100g to 130g each, always depending of the size of the mould, as we do not want to overfill and see the dough coming out of the cups in the oven. A good rule of thumb is to fill the cups flat up to the rim. Once you have all your cups filled with the muffin mix, they are ready to bake.

But before, if you feel like it, you can still add some garnish on the top, which will render the muffins even more attractive. Something like a few crunched nuts or sesame seeds or chocolate chips or something else you think will look and taste good, will do the job.

Then it is time to insert the trays inside the hot oven and adjust the temperature down to 200ºC (392ºF). Bake for 25minutes to 30 minutes or until a small knife inserted in the muffins comes out clean.

If your oven has a ventilation duct, keep it closed during the 1st half of the baking and then open it for the 2nd half. When the muffins are baked, take them out of the oven and let them cool down 5 minutes as they are on the tray.

Then take them out of the moulds and place them upside down back on top of (not inside) the moulds until they are completely cold, this is a way to stop them becoming dry on the top. Now your muffins are ready, please enjoy!

I really hope you enjoyed this Coffee Muffin recipe. For more interesting recipes please visit my Blog Here.

Jac Paillard is a pastry chef and has been in this trade for quite a few years already. During those years he has been working in few countries: first France (Dreux, Paris, Lyon), Switzerland (Zurich) and Germany (Frankfurt). Then moved to Australia where he worked for a few years before getting a position in Indonesia in a well known hotel chain. Then after a few years again he moved back to Australia where he is living at the present time. In this articles he is sharing with the readers some of the knowledge, tips and recipes that he has been accumulating over the years. Jac really hopes you will enjoy the reading and would very much like to hear from you again soon.