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Russian Easter Bread – Kulich

April 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

It’s my family tradition. My mother and grandmothers (and grand-grandmothers) baked Kulich every year for Easter. It’s the easiest recipe of cake. You just mix ingredients, put dough in molds, wait for rise and bake. There is two varieties – plain and chocolate. You need coffee or juice cans (2 lb) for molds.

For two plain kulich:

1 cup milk
2 tsp dry yeast
1 cup sugar
14 tbsp (2 sticks) butter
3 eggs in room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup white raisins + 1/4 cup rum or brandy for soaking
4 cups all-purpose flour

For two chocolate kuliches omit raisins, cardamom and nutmeg, add:

1/2 cup dry tart cherries soaked in brandy or maraschino cherries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
4 oz semisweet chocolate
1/2 cup all-purposed flour

For glaze:
1 egg white
3.75 oz of powdered sugar

Dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in a small quantity of warm (160F) milk. As soon as the yeast mixture rises, pour in the rest of milk, beat in eggs and whip carefully. Add sugar, combined with cardamom and nutmeg, and melted butter to the mixture. Then pour in flour slowly, stirring carefully, so that there aren’t lumps. Stir in soaking raisins.

Line the sides and bottom of can with greased wax paper, making sure for the paper is at least one and a half the height of the can. Divide dough and put in molds. Cover with a clean towel and leave to rise in the mold. The best place for this – your oven with the light on. There is no draft and the temperature above room temperature because of the light. Rising usually takes 2-3 hours.

After that put cakes in a preheated oven (350F) and bake until light brown 45 minutes. Don’t open the oven often. But if it is getting very dark, cover it with foil to prevent it from burning. Check the readiness with a wooden stick – put it in the Kulich. If the stick is clean, the cake is ready.

Let the Kuliches cool down in their molds and then very carefully take them out and put on a wire rack on side to completely cool.

Glaze Kuliches over the top. For glaze whip egg white with powdered sugar until firm.

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Russian Easter bread Kulich or Ukrainian Paska with Cream of Wheat

April 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

3 3/4 cups bread flour
12 1/2 tbsp. (1 1/2 sticks) melted butter
5 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
1,5 – 2 tsp. dry yeast
1/2 cups raisins or currants
1 tbsp. cream of wheat
1 cup milk
salt,
1 tsp. vanilla extract
half lemon peel
1 tsp. cardamom or to taste
1/4 tsp. nutmeg or to taste
egg + 2 tablespoons milk for glaze

In small bowl cook milk and cream of wheat 3-5 minutes, let stay about 10 minutes. Add yeast in warm (not hot!) gruel, cover and let rise in a warm place 1 hour. Beat the egg yolks with sugar, melted butter, salt, spices, combine with yeast mixture, flour and knead until a smooth and elastic dough forms, about 3-5 minutes. Add currants, knead. Cover the dough with a towel and leave in a warm place to come. It can take several hours.

Coat two 2-pound coffee (or juice) cans with cooking spray. Punch down dough and knead a few times. Place it in the prepared cans, cover with greased plastic wrap and let rise until double.

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Glaze top of kulich with mixed egg and milk. Place pan on a baking sheet and bake 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake another 35 to 40 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Cover with foil if top become dark.

Remove kuliches from oven and let cool 10 minutes in the side. Unmold from cans and cool on a wire rack.

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Iodomarin 100 лучше перестраховаться,..

April 1st, 2011 · Comments Off

Product name:
“Iodomarin”
Potassium Iodide 0.100mg – Thyroid protection due to
nuclear accidents and emergencies Product features: – contains 0.131mg
potassium iodide, equivalent to 0.1mg iodine – 100 tablets – made in Germany
Description: Potassium Iodide was approved in 1982 by the US FDA to protect the
thyroid glands from radioactive iodine from accidents or fission emergencies.
Potassium Idodide may also be used for ailments connected to iodine deficiency.
WHO (World Health Organization) Recommended
Dosage for Radiological Emergencies
involving radioactive iodine Over 12
years old 130mg 3 – 12 years old 65mg 1 – 36 months old 32mg < 1 month old
16mg Statement – Prevention of diseases related to iodine deficiency
(especially in children, adolescents during pregnancy and lactation / breast
feeding /); – Treatment of diffuse nontoxic goiter; – Treatment of diffuse
euthyroid goiter caused by iodine deficiency in children, adolescents and
adults.

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Dr. Oz Features Sea Buckthorn Oil

March 11th, 2011 · Comments Off

Dr. Oz Features Sea Buckthorn Oil and Liquid Supplement on ‘The Dr. Oz Show’ along with Dr. Gerald P. Curatola, Expert in Rejuvenation Dentistry

Sea Buckthorn Oil, used in Sibu Beauty products, introduced as Best Secret Weapon Against Gum Disease

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dr. Oz praises the health benefits of the sea buckthorn berry with guest Dr. Gerald P. Curatola, an expert in rejuvenation dentistry, as the best secret weapon against gum and dental disease for its rich nutritional content, anti-inflammatory, high antioxidant properties, and high omega content.

“This is one of those natural remedies that has profound effects”

On the show today, Dr. Curatola and Dr. Oz sampled sea buckthorn liquid supplement – the iconic-shaped Sibu Beauty Revitalize & Renew bottle was recognizable and center stage – and Dr. Oz rubbed Sea Buckthorn Oil on his gums. “I love this, and it tastes good!” said Dr. Oz. Dr. Curatola claimed, “This is one of those natural remedies that has profound effects,” also pointing to the fact that sea buckthorn is essential for nutritional deficiencies, many of which exist in the mouth.

The sea buckthorn berry is a cherished Himalayan beauty and health care secret, introduced by Beauty  to consumers in an array of natural and organic products that are nourishing to the skin, hair and nails. This tiny berry, one-third the size of a blueberry, offers a powerful combination of nutrients, vitamins and health benefits that are unmatched.

The sea buckthorn berry (Hippophae rhamnoides) is the least publicized of all super fruits, but this tiny orange jewel delivers more than 190 bioactive nutrients, is packed with antioxidants, and offers twelve times the vitamin C of just one orange – things we need on a daily basis for good health.

Sibu Beauty’s premium Himalayan sea buckthorn products are 100-percent natural, contain no preservatives, dairy, wheat, gluten, sodium or yeast and are also paraben-free and cruelty-free. All the products are manufactured using only wild harvested sea buckthorn berries that are sourced through a fair-trade agreement with local harvesters in Tibet to promote a healthy and safe work environment.

The entire product line is packaged in compliance with standards set forth by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), a non-profit organization that is devoted to encouraging the responsible management of the world’s forests. Trusted environmental organizations including Greenpeace, National Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club, and the World Wildlife Fund all support and encourage FSC certification.

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“Lose Weight in a Week” is an optimal product set for weight reduction.

January 20th, 2011 · Comments Off

With a new “Lose Weight in a Week” product it’s now easy to control one’s weight and shape. The company “LEOVIT” has launched an innovative program of low-calorie balanced nutrition for weight reduction – a vegetarian complex “Lose Weight in a Week” and “Lose Weight in a Week” with meat.

The low-calorie diet consists of 5 everyday meals taking into consideration breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is balanced in the content of proteins, fat and carbohydrates as well as vitamins and microelements. Variety of the menu makes the process of losing weight comfortable and pleasant. The diet doesn’t require considerable restrictions in nutrition.

“Lose Weight in a Week” dishes are made only of natural products – fresh vegetables, fruits, cereals, greens and spices. Their distinctive feature is that they do not contain any colorants, preservatives, harmful additives, taste, color and smell boosters.

“Lose Weight in a Week” complex provides the body with all the necessary useful substances. The set includes the products promoting weight reduction such as buckwheat, tomatoes, spices and seaweed. Besides, the diet includes medicinal and preventative weight loss drinks – “Weight Loss” compote and “Purifying” kissel containing herbs, microelements, berries and spices promoting weight reduction. They increase effectiveness of the low-calorie diet and help to get used to restrictions in nutrition easily. Natural components of the kissel and the compote help the body to get rid of its “ballast” not disturbing harmonious functioning of all organs and systems.

“Lose Weight in a Week” set satisfies the body’s need in food volume and doesn’t require painful restrictions in nutrition. In addition to the meals there is a list of products that can be taken extra, especially at the beginning of the diet when the body is adapting to the new nutrition program. You can lose up to 2- 4 kg in a week. You can keep to the diet on a regular basis taking short breaks.

“Lose Weight in a Week” complex has been developed by the leading Russian nutrition specialists taking into consideration recommendations of the Nutrition Institute of the Russian Academy of Medical Science, the American Dietetic Association and studies of diets by M. Montingac, K.Shitz and M. Greenwood-Robinson. The program has been recommended by the Nutrition Institute of the Russian Academy of Medical Science where it has undergone clinical trials. “Lose Weight in a Week” is exported to the USA, Germany, Hungary and CIS countries.

Making breakfast, lunch or dinner is very easy at home, in the office and even on a business trip: Just add boiling water to the dish and wait for 1-5 minutes. The process of making food is time-saving, it frees from time-consuming cooking of dietary nutrition. And this is really important in the present-day rhythm of life.

“Lose Weight in a Week” balanced nutrition program will help you to achieve desired results with the least amount of time and effort.

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