Oil or cheese at Hanukkah? These dumplings embrace both

first_imgMany of the signature dishes of Hanukkah involve either cheese or frying in oil… Or both! Since I like to have it all, I created these fried sweet cheese and almond dumplings — a luscious dessert — featuring both ingredients. Happily, they are easy to make, requiring no special equipment other than a deep fat thermometer.Basically, these are blintzes in wonton wrappers. The filling consists of ricotta, cream cheese, eggs, sugar and spritzes of lemon and vanilla, all combined with almond paste. In the olden days, it would have featured farmer’s cheese, not ricotta, but the former isn’t easy to find in today’s supermarkets. If anyone in your home is allergic to nuts, just leave out the almond paste.As noted, the filling is encased in wonton wrappers, which can be found alongside the grocer’s Asian produce, or in the dairy or frozen foods sections. They’re a great and versatile item, but they tend to dry out quickly. Be sure to always keep them covered in plastic wrap, unwrapping only a few at a time as you stuff them. This recipe won’t require a whole package of wrappers. If you carefully wrap and freeze the unused ones, they’ll be good to go in a future recipe.Shaping the wrappers into triangles is the only time-consuming part of this recipe. You want to be sure to seal the edges of each triangle tightly so that the filling doesn’t spill out into the hot oil. The glue is provided by the white of a single egg. If one of your triangles should happen to split as it fries, just lift it out gently, park it on the side until you’ve finished frying the sealed wontons, then give it another shot in the oil. I discovered that split triangles seem to reseal themselves as they rest.As always with deep-frying, be sure that your pan is deep and filled with no more than 2 inches of oil, and that the temperature is maintained at 325 F. Also, don’t crowd the pan with too many wontons at once; it’ll make the temperature dip and you’ll end up with soggy triangles.The raspberry sauce is a speedy little delight made from defrosted frozen raspberries that are crushed, then flavored with a bit of sugar. You’re welcome to swap in blueberries, strawberries, finely-chopped peaches, or any of your favorite fruits. If you have the time and inclination to refine this part of the recipe, you can puree the berries, then put them through a sieve to remove the seeds before adding the sugar. Whatever you do, don’t skip the sauce; it provides a tart balance to the sweet wontons. This Oct. 12, 2015 photo shows fried sweet cheese and almond dumplings in Concord, N.H. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) This Oct. 12, 2015 photo shows fried sweet cheese and almond dumplings in Concord, N.H. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)center_img FRIED SWEET CHEESE AND ALMOND DUMPLINGSStart to finish: 1 1/2 hoursMakes about 36 wontons1 cup thawed frozen raspberries2 tablespoons plus 1 to 2 teaspoons sugar, divided1 1/2 ounces almond paste4 ounces cream cheese1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese1 large egg, separated2 teaspoons grated lemon zest1/2 teaspoon vanilla extractHefty pinch table saltCornstarch36 square (3-inch) wonton wrappersVegetable or canola oil, for fryingIn a small bowl, use a fork to mash the raspberries, then stir in 1 to 2 teaspoons of the sugar, or to taste. Set aside.In a medium bowl, use a fork to mash the almond paste. Add half the cream cheese and mash until fairly smooth. Add the remaining cream cheese, the ricotta, remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar, the egg yolk, lemon zest, vanilla and salt, then mix well (there will still be small lumps of almond paste left in the mixture).In a small bowl, use a fork to beat the egg white. Line a baking sheet with kitchen parchment and sprinkle with cornstarch.On a cutting board or work surface, arrange several wonton wrappers. Mound 2 level teaspoons of the filling in the middle of each wrapper, then use a pastry brush dipped in the egg white to moisten the edges of the wrappers. Fold one of the corners of each wrapper over the filling until it meets the opposing corner and forms a filled triangle. Press the edges together to form a tight seal, then gently transfer the filled wrappers to the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining ingredients. For a video demonstrating this technique, go to https://youtu.be/dETWExFTWKU .In large, deep saucepan over medium-high, heat 2 inches of oil to 325 F.When the oil is hot, use a slotted spoon to carefully lower 4 to 5 dumplings into the oil. Fry, carefully turning them several times, until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Use the slotted spoon to transfer them to paper towels to drain. Repeat with the remaining dumplings. When they are all cooked, you can return them briefly to the hot oil in batches, for about 15 seconds, to reheat before serving. Serve hot with the raspberry dipping sauce.Nutrition information per dumpling: 80 calories; 40 calories from fat (50 percent of total calories); 4.5 g fat (1.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 15 mg cholesterol; 70 mg sodium; 7 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 2 g protein.EDITOR’S NOTE: Sara Moulton was executive chef at Gourmet magazine for nearly 25 years, and spent a decade hosting several Food Network shows. She currently stars in public television’s “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” and has written three cookbooks, including “Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners.”last_img read more

EPA moves to regulate climate-warming airliner pollution

first_imgWASHINGTON | Jet engine exhaust from airliners endangers human health and adds to climate change, the government found Monday in taking the first step toward regulating those emissions.The Environmental Protection Agency said it will use its authority under the Clean Air Act to impose limits on aircraft emissions.FILE – In this Dec. 16, 2015 file photo, a passenger jet comes in for a landing and in view of a line of planes waiting to takeoff, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. U.S. environmental regulators are moving to limit emissions from aircraft, ruling that jet engine exhaust is endangering human health by warming the planet. The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that it will use its authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate aircraft emissions. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Jet engines spew significant amounts of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide and methane, into the upper atmosphere, where they trap heat from the sun. But proposed rules such as imposing fuel-efficiency standards have faced stiff opposition from aircraft makers and commercial airlines.Aircraft emissions were not addressed as part of the landmark global climate agreement agreed to in Paris in December.“Addressing pollution from aircraft is an important element of U.S. efforts to address climate change,” said Janet McCabe, EPA’s acting assistant administrator for air and radiation.McCabe said aircraft are the third largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. transportation sector, and that is expected to increase. Cars and trucks already are regulated.The EPA’s findings do not apply to small piston-engine planes or to military aircraft.A U.N. panel in February recommended new emissions standards for international flights that require an average 4 percent reduction in fuel consumption during the cruising phase of flight. The new regulations from the International Civil Aviation Organization require that new aircraft designs meet the standards beginning in 2020, and that designs already in production comply by 2023.Environmental groups have criticized those new international standards as too weak to actually slow global warming. Planes burn the most fuel during takeoffs and landings. Cruising at high altitudes is the most fuel-efficient period.Environmentalists say aviation accounts for about 5 percent of global greenhouse emissions, though the U.N. and EPA cite studies concluding it’s actually less than 2 percent.The EPA finding announced Monday is expected to result in fuel-efficiency standards for domestic carriers, which critics call long overdue. The EPA acted after a coalition of environmental organizations filed notice of their intent to sue the agency over its inaction.“People should not have to choose between mobility and a healthy climate,” said Marcie Keever, legal director for the environmental group Friends of the Earth. “Now it’s time for the Obama administration to issue a strong rule, to hold the aviation industry accountable.”Though environmental groups are pushing EPA to adopt stricter standards, the airlines and aircraft manufactures want to U.S. to adopt the more modest reductions proposed for international routes.U.S.-owned airliners account for nearly one-third of all aircraft pollution worldwide. While carbon emissions from land-based sources are largely in decline, pollution from airplanes is projected to triple by 2050 without stricter limits.A spokeswoman for the aviation industry said U.S. air carriers have already been making strides to burn less fuel and generate less harmful exhaust.“As aviation is a global industry, with airlines operating internationally and aircraft manufacturers selling their aircraft in international markets, it is critical that aircraft emissions standards be set at the international level and not imposed unilaterally by one country or set of countries,” said Jean Medina, of the group Airlines for America.Follow Associated Press environmental writer Michael Biesecker at https://Twitter.com/mbiesecklast_img read more

Darkside Wednesday Pool League

first_imgHoney Bees550055203515 Moonies Magnet50052748-210 Diva Sports53023342-99 Honeypot5302393639 GB Bar540153223112 Lucky Time Bar50051857-390 Lucky Joe’s5203383716 E.I.S. Bar53024332119 Mary Lou’s51042649-233 Pin House5302413479 The Pride50052550-250 Blue Moonies54014233912 Lek’s Bar5302403559 Hideout Bar5302413479 Full Moon52033441-76 Black Moonies51042946-173 Results & Standings June 21 (week 5) TeamPWDLFA+/-Pts. Diva Devils5302413479 Moonies Kitchen550050252515 Results: Diva Devils 10 – 5 Black Moonies,Full Moon 6 – 9 E.I.S. Bar, GB Bar 10 – 5 Pin House, Hideout Bar 11 – 4Mary Lou’s, Honey Bees 11 – 4 The Pride, Lek’s Bar 12 – 3 Lucky TimeBar, Lucky Joe’s 7 – 8 Blue Moonies, Moonies Kitchen 9 – 6 Diva Sports,Moonies Magnet 7 – 8 Honeypotlast_img

Terror attacks: Belgium v Portugal could be suspended after blasts

first_img Sport EN The Belgian national team’s friendly at the Brussels’ King Badouin Stadium on Tuesday, March 29 is in doubt after suspected terrorist bomb attacks in the city today. Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET 22/03/2016 The airport and metro system were targeted and training was cancelled out of respect for the victims. The game, which sees Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen set to take on Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, could be suspended or cancelled. Defender Jan Vertonghen wrote on Twitter: “Can’t believe I’m reading these things again…” and Liverpool goalkeeper Mignolet tweeted: “#Zaventem”, which refers to the location of Brussels Airport. Meanwhile, Man United winger Adnan Januzaj wrote: “Horrible to see what is going on in Brussels #Zaventem”.last_img read more

Luis Enrique: We don’t have to change our style

first_imgSpain coach Luis Enrique said “we don’t have to change our style”, referring to the game that made Spain world champions in 2010. Sport EN “We don’t have to change the style that made us champions of the world in South Africa and two European Championships. It was an attacking style, offensive, with good pressure after losing the ball, but we are trying to evolve and improve it, because when you win titles at a world level they all copy you and study you and find solutions and give you a lot of problems,” said Luis Enrique to UEFA. Lucho said he is “in a process of evolving our model” and is convinced he can succed.  26/09/2018 IN SPORT.ES Luis Enrique: “No tenemos que cambiar el estilo” Upd. on 27/09/2018 at 10:35 CEST “I like the Nations League because it avoid so many friendlies or games with less tension,” he aded. “I like it and it suits us well, to be able to compete with these national teams has added motivation for us.”last_img read more

Wickers prove coach wrong

first_imgBy DAVID NAGEL SOUTH EAST FOOTBALL NETBALL LEAGUE REVIEW – ROUND 10 Berwick 17.13 (115) ROC 12.9 (81 BERWICK led…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Germany desperate to snap out of Italy nightmare

first_imgTitle contenders Germany will come face to face with their ultimate tournament nightmare when they take on Italy in their Euro 2016 quarter-final in Bordeaux on Saturday.The world champions have lost every single tournament knockout game to the Italians going back almost half a century but are confident they can end a streak that includes one World Cup final and two semi-finals and the Euro 2012 last four.There are signs that it be Germany’s turn to smile on Saturday, with the 2014 World Cup winners having yet to concede a goal in the tournament.After topping Group C with two wins and a draw, they quickly disposed of Slovakia 3-0 in the round of 16 with an impressive performance in which their frontline burst into life after three below-par performances.Forward Mario Gomez, initially left on the bench, has now struck once in each of their last two matches and looks set to spearhead their attack again.“We know that everything will be demanded from us,” said team manager Oliver Bierhoff. “This is a new game, maybe the Italians are even stronger than in 2012 and we have been warned.But the game will start from zero for both teams and the past does not interest us.”Coach Joachim Loew will have a full squad to choose from with Jonas Hector having recovered from the flu and captain Bastian Schweinsteiger fully fit after playing only a minor role so far following a long-term injury.“I feel Bastian is ready now. He belongs to the players that Loew can now count on 100 percent,” Bierhoff said.Antonio Conte’s Italy lack the big names of the past but were among four teams unbeaten in qualifying for the tournament and have kept their momentum going in France, conceding just one goal in their four matches.Their so-called three-man BBC defence, led by Giorgio Chiellini playing alongside Juventus teammates Andrea Barzagli and Leonardo Bonucci, has been key to their success.“We have the Juve trio who guide us, they’ve not been winning for five years for nothing,” said fellow defender Mattia De Sciglio.Conte will likely be without midfielder Daniele De Rossi, who picked up a thigh injury in Monday’s 2-0 win over holders Spain. Thiago Motta, his usual replacement, is missing through suspension.That is unlikely to deter the Italians, according to De Sciglio.“Conte would be on the pitch with us if he could be,” he said. “He has taught us to fight for every inch. Fighting for every ball is our strength as we do not possess superstars.”last_img read more

Pochettino does not think Spurs are among Champions League favourites

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says his side are not among the Champions League favourites this season.Pochettino guided Spurs on a memorable run to the final of last season’s competition, where they fell just short against Liverpool.They are preparing to begin this season’s campaign, with a Group B opener at Olympiacos, but the Argentinian is not thinking of Istanbul just yet.“No one today will give us a chance to be one of the contenders to be in the final in Istanbul but that is normal,” he said. “That makes it very exciting.“We know to repeat the same campaign we need to play in our best. It is so early to talk about the final but most important is to show our quality, our squad quality and do our best.“I don’t care if people think if we are contenders or not because we went to the final and have a possibility to fight for this title.“I don’t care. I am focused on starting this Champions League in a good way.”That could be imperative as in a group that also contains Bayern Munich and Red Star Belgrade, they cannot repeat their horrible start to last season’s competition.They had just one point after three games and needed an amazing set of results to make it through to the knockout stage.They will be heavy favourites to win in Athens on Wednesday night and Pochettino has urged them to live up to their billing.“We cannot talk in different way, a few months ago we played final of Champions League and (playing) Olympiacos will put us in this level of favourites for the game,” Pochettino said.“I respect the opposition and the history and it is going to be tough here. You need to show why you are favourites.“If you are better than opponents then OK, you were better but before the game in the Champions League you need to show full respect and Olympiacos are a very good team.“Their record here in this stadium in Europe is so good and it’s going to be a tough atmosphere, the first game of group stage and excitement will be high.“They will have good players and if we are not focused and don’t take the game in our best condition we are going to suffer.”last_img read more

Work cut out for Emery’s Arsenal

first_imgLONDON (AP): All that’s changed for Arsenal fans is that they can no longer blame Arsene Wenger. And Unai Emery will be relieved that he does not have to come up against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City every week. City rarely looked troubled by Arsenal as the champions opened their English Premier League title defence with a 2-0 victory yesterday. Raheem Sterling cut through the defence with ease before putting City ahead in the 14th minute, and Bernardo Silva curled in the second in the 64th at the Emirates Stadium. It was the first time since 1996 that Arsenal had opened a season without Wenger in charge. The “Merci Arsene” banner was the only indication that it has been a summer of transition at the north London club since Wenger was pushed toward resigning after 22 years in charge. Catching City is not the immediate target for the Gunners, who last won the title in 2004. It is just about returning to the top four – to qualify for the UEFA Champions League – after slumping to sixth in Wenger’s final campaign. Emery now has a clear sense of the task he faces, throwing his arms in the air in frustration as the goals were conceded. It was a serene afternoon on the touchline for Guardiola, just like so much of last season, which ended with City setting a series of Premier League records, notably by amassing 100 points.last_img read more

Prince JP releases “De Same Gyal” today

first_imgFormer Guyanese chutney king, Prince JP is set to release his brand new single titled “De Same Gyal” today on 89.5FM with WR Reaz and Selector Andy at 14:00h. The father of one has not let anything hamper his passion for music and will continue to record songs in the US to keep his Guyanese fans entertained.This new song was written by the young heartthrob and was produced in Professor Bounty Target Studio in Trinidad and Tobago. Apart from being released on 89.5FM, it will also be released on Fire Fest 101 Rush in Queens New York at 19:00h.The song tells the story of a boy who is always talking ill things about a girl but he ends up falling in love with her and ultimately proposes.The young man was described as immature and one with a “big mouth”. It also relates to many young guys out there who cannot keep things to themselves.In an interview with Guyana Times Entertainment, the young artiste said “If a boy gets a kiss from a girl, he has to tell everyone… if she sends him a photo, he has to show Tom, Dick and Harry”.This song will also be available on YouTube and on social media, especially on his Instagram page. Persons can follow him on to prince_jp_pharous and on Facebook.last_img read more