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The Cambro Sweet Experiment garnered some great responses and terrific recipes. This first image is a quick view infographic of the 12 most stand-out recipes.
The following chart details some of the Sweet Experiment recipes.
|Recipe Name and Photo
|Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie Mousse
||The perfect sized satiny rich chocolate dessert with parfait layers of chocolate, coffee, & cream!Ingredients: 4 ea Egg Yolks 3/4 C Powder Sugar 2 Tbs. Hazelnut or Coffee Liquor 4 oz Chocolate Hazelnut Spread 2 ½ C Heavy Whipping Cream Brownies Garnish with Chocolate Espresso BeansPreparation Directions: 1. Combine yolks, ½ of powder sugar & liquor in top of double boiler, over simmering, not boiling water. Then whip with handheld mixer for 8-10 minutes, or until think & lemon colored. 2. Whisk in chocolate hazelnut spread & set aside to cool. 3. Whip cream until stiff. 4. Fold in ¾ of the whipped cream into the chocolate hazelnut base. 5. Place into piping bag & set aside. 6. With remaining whipped cream fold in the remaining powder sugar. Place in second piping bag. 7. You will assemble the dessert glass into layers, like a parfait: 8. Crumble brownies into bottom of dessert glass. 9. Pipe Chocolate Mousse into dessert glass, filling 1/3 full. 10. Repeat with more brownie crumbles. 11. Repeat Chocolate Mousse to top of cup. 12. Tap dessert glass to settle contents. 13. Pipe Whipped Cream in a swirl on top of dessert glass. 14. Add chocolate covered coffee bean. 15. Chill or serve immediately.Serves 12 in Cambro Dessert Glasses
Submitted by: B. Melnick
Blueberry Cheesecake Shots
|A celebration of the amazing berries available in BC. We began with homemade shortbread crumbs then layers of cream cheese mousse and blueberry compote. It was garnished with a mint leaf not just for colour but because the flavours taste great together.
Submitted by: T. Bacon
A Modern Twist on Dessert Classics!
|1. S’mores – graham cracker, melted marshmallows, and chocolate layered in Cambro’s Dessert Glass. 2. Orange Cream’sicle – vanilla bean and orange sherbet layered and topped with an orange in Cambro’s Dessert Glass. 3. Peach Cobbler – reminiscent of the traditional peach cobbler but with a modern day twist this dessert is layered with banana bread, peaches, homemade granola and caramel sauce with just a dash of cinnamon on top in Cambro’s Dessert Glass.
Submitted by: T. Barton
|This is made with Butterscotch Pudding and Pumpkin Puree, whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice folded in. Garnished with candied walnuts and butterscotch chips between layer of the pudding mixture. Finally garnished with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick. This is a great dessert the fall and the Holiday’s.
Submitted by: P. Kliefoth
Chocolate Candy Cane Dessert Shooter
|This is a great dessert for year round with or without the candy cane garnish.Ingredients: 1 batch 50-second Peppermint Hot Fudge 8 mini candy canes, crushed 6 brownie bites, crumbled 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons cocoa 1 teaspoon pure vanillaDirections: In a mixer, beat the whipping cream until soft peaks form. Slowly add the sugar, cocoa and vanilla. Whip until the cream holds its shape. Spoon into an icing bag with a large star tip on top. Spoon a small amount of warm fudge sauce in the bottom of each shot glass. Sprinkle a layer of crushed candy canes on top. Fill 3/4 of the glass with brownie bite crumbles. Pipe the chocolate cream on top of the glass. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Submitted by: S. Seaman
The Maple Bacon Donut Shooter
|Layers of spice cake donut, crumbled crispy bacon, and maple Bavarian. Of course the whole this is speared with crispy smoky bacon!
Submitted by: R. Levi
||Bottom layer: Dark chocolate/spiced rum mousse Middle layer: Jellied raspberry purée Top layer: White chocolate whipped cream Garnish: Jellied raspberry purée ball.
Submitted by: O. Block
|Raspberry Double Chocolate Moose
||This starts with a graham cracker crust bottom then layered with a chocolate ganache, chambord chocolate moose, topped with homemade chambord whip topping.
Submitted by: K. Bresette
|Cranberry Ginger Parfait
||A parfait consisting of Ginger cranberry chutney, Ginger molasses cookie, Maple mousse, Pecan brittle, and Champagne and pear gelee.
Submitted by: T. Runyan
||Cranberry and pineapple are favorite flavors – so decided to marry the two flavors for a light but not too sweet dessert to follow Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners. Layers from bottom up are: rice infused with coconut milk and vanilla bean, lemon\pineapple jelly, cranberry/pineapple jelly, lemon/pineapple jelly, cream cheese/whipped cream flavored with clear vanilla.
Submitted by: J. Topp
|Peppermint Dessert Parfait
||This is a simple after dinner dessert, that is refreshing to the taste as well as to the eyes. This parfait is guaranteed to have the customers asking for more.
Submitted by: H. Moline
|Kir Royale Verrine
||Kir Royale: A red fruit preserve, champagne gelee, almond cake, and cassis cream.
Submitted by: A. Schneider
Thanks to all who participated and if you’re interested in learning more about these great little mini dessert glasses that can be used for a lot more than dessert, you can download the spec sheet here: Cambro Dessert Glass Spec Sheet
or by contacting your local Cambro rep – Find A Rep here!
Do you think schools when you think of catering? With today’s central kitchens and other infrastructure concerns, many schools districts are following a traditional catering model with a different but just as important customer, the students.
In Leicester, England the caterers responsible for feeding 90 schools in the area use Cambro UPCH1600s Electric Food Transporters to deliver 13,000 meals a day!
Schools buses drive the kids in the morning and the Cambro Food Transporters at lunch.
Read the full article here.
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Cambro was proud to sponsor a recent webcast on the topic of food safety. Specifically how foodservice operators can eliminate the hazards of cross contamination. FoodService Equipment & Supplies magazine put on the event and has two great panelists: Chuck Day, Manning Brothers, Athens, Georgia and Clay Hosh, Instructional Design Manager, National Restaurant Association, Chicago, Illinois.
View: The webcast is still available online – click here to listen to it.
Download: You can also download the PDF presentation and get more tips on preventing cross-contamination: 2012 Food Safety: Cross Contamination Presentation
Here are some of the key takeaways from this session.
What is cross-contamination: The introduction of a pathogen (bacteria or a virus) into a food zone.
1. Is there a single point of origin where cross contamination enters a foodservice operation?
- Cross contamination can occur in all areas of a foodservice operation.
- Can start at the front door with the hostess and menus and continues through to the wait staff’s handling of tables, glassware and more.
- Back of the house example can include not handling the storage of deliveries properly.
2. Cold Storage: Preventing Cross Contamination
- Storage order is important.
- Ready to eat foods on top and items with the highest cook temps on the
- Joy of Six: Keep food at least six inches off the floor and away from the wall.
- Monitor time and temp of deliveries and store them in a timely manner.
3. Dry Storage: Preventing Cross Contamination
- Keep chemicals away from food.
- Rotate product.
- Label products to know what to use when.
- Be wary of allergens.
- Remember the Joy of Six.
- Frequent inspections.
- Train staff on best practices for storage.
4. Food Storage Containers: Preventing Cross Contamination
- Use only containers designated for food.
- Look for the NSF label.
- Need to be sealable and leak proof.
- If you use something to hold chemicals don’t use that to hold food again.
Download the PDF presentation and get more tips on preventing cross-contamination: 2012 Food Safety: Cross Contamination Presentation
It’s true. But maybe not everyone is as entertaining as Daym Drops, a Youtube video food vlogger. But while there are many who review food and restaurants, not many have the some personality. And perhaps that’s why his review of Five Guys Burgers and Fries was “songified” and went viral with well over 4 million views and counting.
Here’s a link to Daym’s Youtube channel to see more reviews.
What are some of your favorite, entertaining food-related websites or videos?
Food (or in this case cupcake) trucks are popping up all over. Keifer Sutherland channels Jack Bauer-like character in this commercial for Acer.