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Grilled Pizza with Finex's Grill Pan

Grilled Pizza with Finex's Grill Pan

During our snowy weekend we decided to put to use an amazing grilled pizza technique that Ian Redshaw showed in one of our virtual cooking classes in the summer.  

 Grilled Pizza

In this technique you start with a cast iron grill pan that has been preheating on high for 10 minutes or more so that it is blazing hot.  If you do not have a very well seasoned pan it would be wise to add a coat of oil before you add your pizza to the pan.  I sauced and built the pizza while it was on the pan so it would be easy to transfer to the pan.  After about 3-5 minutes when there was good browning on the bottom of the crust and starting to firm up a little on the top I transferred the pan to a 500F oven (the highest setting my oven will go) and then cooked another 3-5 minutes until the cheese was bubbly and then took out to cool.

Grilled Pizza from Oven

Finished Grilled Pizza

For Ian's pizza dough recipe and complete instruction on making grilled pizza at home you can purchase a recording of his cooking class here.

     

    FINEX GRILL PANS Click images for more info

     
    Finex 12" Grill
    Finex 10" Grill
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    ZWILLING Essentials

    ZWILLING Essentials

     Join owner of The Happy Cook Monique Moshier as she prepares Chef Bernard Janssen's recipes in our ZWILLING Essentials Cooking Class.  This presentation is based off of the live streaming class that was held with Chef Bernard who is the executive chef of ZWILLING and director of the ZWILLING Cooking School in New York.  This class features the wide range of brands under the ZWILLING umbrella including ZWILLING JA Henckels, Staub, Demeyere, Ballarini and Miyabi.  Below you will find Chef Bernards recipes for Blistered Tomato Bruschetta and Fresh Pea Soup.

    Click here for recipes

       

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      Feel free to call 434-977-2665 if you have questions about any topics or products covered in the ZWILLING Essentials Cooking Class.

       

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      Check out this great article on The Happy Cook's Monique Moshier and Steve Belcher and why Gourmet Insider selected them as one of three All-Star Retailers for 2020.  

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      Basic Knife Skills

      Basic Knife Skills

       Join owner of The Happy Cook Monique Moshier as she shows how to correctly and safely use a knife in the kitchen.  Monique discusses picking the right knife for the right task and how to tackle different fruit and vegetables step by step.  Also discussed are how to sharpen, clean and store knives. 

         

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        Feel free to call 434-977-2665 if you have questions about any topics or products covered in the knife skills class.

         

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        Homemade Ice Cream

        Homemade Ice Cream

         

        In the summer my family loves to make homemade ice cream.  We are part of a Jersey Cow herd share and so often have extra milk and making fresh, no cook ice cream is a great way to enjoy that milk!  Below is the recipe that I use adapted for traditional store bought milk.  When we make the recipe at home we do not use any heavy cream and just make with straight raw milk which is slightly healthier but the cream gives it much more creamy richness.

         

        BASIC NO COOK VANILLA ICE CREAM

        Ingredients

        3/4 Qt Whole Milk

        3/4 Qt Heavy Cream

        1 cup sugar

        2 T vanilla extract

        ¼ tsp of salt

        Directions

        1. Using a 2 large 2 qt measuring bowl add sugar, vanilla and salt.  Add up to 3/4 Qt heavy cream and then fill measuring bowl up to the 1.5 Qt line with milk.  (If you are using a high fat milk, such as Jersey Cow raw milk, you can use less cream or no cream if you would like but either way finish with a 1.5 Qt total volume.
        2. Whisk mixture well.
        3. Add to ice cream maker and let run for 20-30 minutes until thick and ready to eat.
        4. Transfer remaining ice cream to storage container and store in the freezer.

         

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        GIR Silicone Face Masks

        GIR Silicone Face Masks

        One of our kitchenware wholesale companies has transferred from making spatulas and straws to making silicone face masks with replaceable filters.

        GIR Mask Filters 2.0

        Click here to order GIR Silicone Face Masks.

        GIR listened to customer feedback and has fully redesigned their filter insert.  We have instruction on the bottom of the page on how you can effectively make the original filters work with the addition of extra adhesive BUT now you don't need that we the new GIR Filters 2.0!  Click here for more info on the new filters.

        PLUS if you have learned to work with the original filter you can stock up on those at 50% OFF.  (psst they also work great as an insert in fabric masks!)  Click here for info on GIR Original Filters at $5 for a 10 pack.

        Unless style indicates that it is "sold out" order will ship within one business day.

         

        The masks are dishwasher safe and using the replacement filters you get far superior protection as compared to cloth or simple procedural masks. 

        We are also excited to have kids masks available and in stock.

        Click here to order GIR Silicone Face Masks.

        Unless style indicates that it is "sold out" order will ship within one business day.

        Tips and Tricks to using your GIR Silicone Face Mask  

        We have found that the best procedure is to keep the mask tight.  There is an enclosed round clip that can be used to secure the mask behind your head if the mask is slightly loose when you wear it around your ears.

        If you prefer to wear it loose, take it on and off regularly or you cannot use the clip because of headwear then it is important to secure your filter with additional adhesive.  We have found "Scotch Restickable Tabs" and permanent double-sided mounting squares to be a great solution.  

        There is adhesive on the back of the replaceable filter but particularly when the mask is loose or if you are talking a lot with the mask on the filter and mask move independently and cause the adhesive on the filter to come loose and then the filter may fall out particularly if there is not a tight fit.  Both of the above pictured adhesives have been found to work great and you can even reuse the adhesive after replacing the filter the next day.  

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