One of America’s Favorites – Chiffon Pie

August 9, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Lemon chiffon pie, gained popularity from housewives of America, featured in the Ladies’ Home Journal

A chiffon pie is a type of pie that consists of a special type of airy filling in a crust. The filling is typically produced by folding meringue into a mixture resembling fruit curd (most commonly lemon) that has been thickened with unflavored gelatin to provide a light, airy texture; it is thus distinguished from a cream pie or mousse pie, which achieve lightness by folding in whipped cream rather than meringue. To reduce risk of salmonella, it is recommended that a Swiss-meringue (eggs whites and sugar heated in a double boiler to 120–130 °F (49–54 °C) over simmering water, then whipped) be used instead of using raw whipped egg whites. This filling is then put into a pre-baked pie shell of variable composition and chilled. This same technique can also be used with canned pumpkin to produce pumpkin chiffon pie.

The preparation of a mock chiffon pie can be simplified by using flavored gelatin mix and artificial whipped cream substitute.

The chiffon pie was invented in Los Angeles in 1926 by Monroe Boston Strause, who was known as the Pie King. The original recipe called for beaten egg whites to be folded into a cornstarch-thickened liquid. Strause was dissatisfied with existing cream pies and had been made ill by a cornstarch pudding as a child. Strause claimed it was his mother who compared it to chiffon when she first saw it.

Besides the new filling, the pie also introduced dome-shaped filling and graham-cracker crust.

The popularity of the pie was such that Strause traveled as much as 30,000 miles a year teaching the technique to hotels and restaurants.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 15, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Making Meringue…………

When making meringue use a clean metal or glass bowl and whisk. Plastic bowls can contain trace amounts of fat from a previous use. This can also impede the egg whites ability to whip up light and fluffy. Make sure your bowl and whisk are completely clean and dry.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 30, 2013 at 8:33 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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The Best Ways to Freeze Food Tips:

 

* On the other hand, use more onion than you would otherwise, because freezing tends to cause onion to lose its flavor. Herbs and salt also tend to diminish in flavor, so it’s best to add them after freezing, when you’re reheating the dish.

 

 

* Avoid freezing sauces. Egg-based sauces and those high in fat tend to separate when reheated, and cheese – or milk based sauces are prone to curdling. Don’t try to freeze mayonnaise, salad dressing, or jam. Most gravies will thicken considerably when frozen, but they can be thinned when reheated.

 

 

* Artificial sweeteners do not freeze well, so don’t substitute them for sugar.

 

 

* Don’t freeze any bakery item with a cream filling because it become soggy. Custard and meringue pies, don’t freeze well. The custard tends to separate and the meringue becomes tough.

 

 

* Cool already-cooked foods in the refrigerator before freezing. Cooling them quickly prevents bacterial growth.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 24, 2013 at 8:06 AM | Posted in baking, Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Before you put rolls in the oven, make a delicious glaze for their tops that your guests are sure to appreciate. Lightly beat an egg white with a tablespoon of milk and brush it on each roll. You’ll love it!

Kitchen Hints of the Day!

May 20, 2013 at 10:16 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 1 Comment
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Not only is homemade meringue delicious, but it will also impress your friends – especially if you use these tips for getting the best meringue and the highest peaks.

 

 

Hint #1 – How do you know if beaten egg whites are stiff enough? Just run a knife through the middle of the bowl – if the whites stay separated, they’re ready.

 

 

 

Hint #2 – Remember, if it’s rainy (or even damp) outside, the meringue peaks will not remain upright! It might be better to save your baking for a drier day.

 

 

 

Hint #3 – Occasionally, meringue will develop small droplets of water on its surface shortly after being removed from the oven. This beading is caused by overcooking, so to prevent this, bake meringue at a high temperature (between 400 – 425 degrees) for a short time – four to five minutes.

Kitchen Hints of the Day!

May 19, 2013 at 1:39 PM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Not only is homemade meringue delicious, but it will also impress your friends – especially if you use these tips for getting the best meringue and the highest peaks.

 

 

Hint #1 – Make sure that your egg whites are at room temperature. As you beat, add 2-3 tablespoons of superfine or granulated sugar for each egg used. Keep beating until the peaks stand up without drooping.

 

Hint #2 – For the fluffiest egg whites, add a pinch of salt before whipping, and use a copper bowl if you happen to have one.

 

Hint #3 – To keep peaks firmer for a longer period of time, add 1/8 teaspoon of white vinegar per egg white while beating. To get more meringue per egg white, add 2 teaspoons cold water for each egg white before beating.

 

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