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  1. Mango Chutney

    Mango Chutney Well-Known Member

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    Tadaaaaaaa.....my friend, Wikipedia knows all :love:


    Uncle Ben's


    Uncle Ben's is a brand name for parboiled rice and other related food products. The brand was introduced by Converted Rice Inc., which was later bought by Mars, Inc. It is based in Houston, Texas. Uncle Ben’s rice was first marketed in 1943 and was the top-selling rice in the United States from 1950 until the 1990s.[1] Today Uncle Ben's products are sold worldwide.

    Uncle Ben's
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    Product type Rice
    Owner Mars, Incorporated
    Country United States
    Introduced 1943
    Markets Worldwide
    Website unclebens.com

    OriginsEdit

    In the 1910s, the German-British scientist and chemist Erich Huzenlaub (1888–1964)[2] and the British scientist and chemist Francis Heron Rogers invented a form of parboiling designed to retain more of the nutrients in rice, now known as the Huzenlaub Process. The process entailed vacuum drying the whole grain, then steaming, and finally vacuum drying and husking.[3][4] Besides increasing rice's nutritional value, it also made it resistant to weevils and reduced cooking time.[3]

    In 1932, Forrest Mars, Sr., moved to the United Kingdom with a remit to expand the Mars food company internationally.[5] While in the United Kingdom, Mars learned of Erich Huzenlaub's work with rice. Huzenlaub's London based company was Rice Conversion, Ltd.[6] The two eventually formed Mars and Huzenlaub[7] in Houston, Texas, which gave Forrest Mars partial ownership of the Huzenlaub Process rice conversion patent. In 1942, through Mars's guidance and sponsorship, Huzenlaub created, together with Houston food broker Gordon L. Harwell, the company Converted Rice, Inc., which sold its entire output to the U.S. and British Armed Forces. The advantage of this product was that it could be air-dropped to troops in the field without risk of weevil infestation, and it could be cooked more quickly than other rice products. Additionally, the converted rice product would retain more nutritional value.[8] In 1944, with additional financing from the Defense Plant Corporation and an investment by Forrest Mars, it built a second large plant.[9] In 1959, Forrest Mars purchased Erich Huzenlaub's interest in the company and merged it into his Food Manufacturers, Inc..[10]



    MarketingEdit

    Since 1946, Uncle Ben's products have carried the image of an elderly African-American man dressed in a bow tie, said to have been a Chicago maître d'hôtel named Frank Brown.[11][12] According to Mars, Uncle Ben was an African-American rice grower known for the quality of his rice. Gordon L. Harwell, an entrepreneur who had supplied rice to the armed forces in World War II, chose the name Uncle Ben's as a means to expand his marketing efforts to the general public.[13] "Uncle" was a common appellation used in the Southern United States to refer to older male Black slaves or servants.[12]

    In March 2007, Uncle Ben's image was "promoted" to the "chairman of the board" by a new advertising campaign.[14]

    In 2017, Mars Inc, announced plans to certify the sustainability of basmati rice sold under the Uncle Ben's brand. This move is carried to encourage the local farmers to opt for the best agricultural methods.[15]

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  2. Mango Chutney

    Mango Chutney Well-Known Member

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    And then there was cake :thumbsup:

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    The man-things idea of "gently prong the cake" looks like a massacre scene, but it tastes sooooo lush!
    Thanks Laura :love:
     
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  3. Goodoldchap

    Goodoldchap Active Member

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    First time I genuinely laugh from a joke on this place in a long time
     
  4. Heidi

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    and then there is bacon :love::love::love: All Bacon Burger - Epic Meal Time

     
  5. Snuggle

    Snuggle Well-Known Member

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    Ow yes, bacon burger with honey mustard sauce. These are real men :Geek:
     
  6. Heidi

    Heidi The Sleuth

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    Yeah :love: and for a treat

    Salted Maple Bacon Truffles

    Ingredients
    1/2 cup butter, softened
    3/4 cup brown sugar
    2 cups flour
    1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
    1 tsp maple extract
    1/2 cup finely chopped, cooked bacon

    Topping
    2 - 3 cups chocolate chips
    1/3 cup very finely diced, cooked bacon
    coarse sea salt

    Directions
    In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until fluffy.
    Add in the flour, condensed milk, maple extract, and bacon.
    Stir until well combined.
    Using a small cookie scoop (about 1 Tbsp), scoop dough onto a cookie sheet covered with plastic wrap or parchment paper. I like to roll the dough into balls so they are round but you can leave them with a flat bottom if you want to.
    Freeze balls for about 20 - 30 minutes to firm up.
    When dough is chilled; melt chocolate in a microwave safe dish - or on the stove top in a pan - whichever you prefer. Be careful not to over heat the chocolate or it will seize.
    Dip a ball into the melted chocolate and then shake off any excess. Quickly sprinkle a pinch of the very finely diced bacon and a smaller pinch of sea salt onto the top of the truffle before the chocolate solidifies.
    Repeat with the rest of the truffles.
    I believe I got 56 truffles out of one batch using a small cookie scoop. If you don't have a cookie scoop then you can just pinch off a ping pong ball sized amount of dough and roll it in a ball.
    Once they are all dipped they do not have to be frozen. You only freeze them for a short time to make them easier to dip.
    Because of the bacon they should probably be kept in the fridge until ready to serve.
    You can use whichever chocolate chips you like. I find most people like the milk chocolate better so I tend to use them more often. For the ones pictured above I used 2 cups milk chocolate 1/2 cup dark chocolate, as that is what I had on hand.

    maplebacontruffles3a.jpg Bacon is the candy of the meat world :love::love::love:
     
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  7. Mango Chutney

    Mango Chutney Well-Known Member

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    Wonder how they would taste with Quorn bacon (vegetarian bacon)? :confused: Might have to give it a try :thumbsup:
     
  8. Heidi

    Heidi The Sleuth

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    No bacon :( well, you'll want to try this recipe ;)

    Oreo Buns - Handle It :D

     
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  9. Mango Chutney

    Mango Chutney Well-Known Member

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    It has more bacon in it!!
    His rolling pin is brilliant :D

    I'm eating cake for breakfast.....and I'm not even joking :D
     
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  10. Heidi

    Heidi The Sleuth

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    Of course it has bacon in it schmoll.gif

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  11. Heidi

    Heidi The Sleuth

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    Oh, I didn't know that you are familiar with him ;)
     
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  12. Mango Chutney

    Mango Chutney Well-Known Member

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    I am not...but he called it liqueur. It has the name James on it....that's as much as I know :oops:
    I used to drink alcohol years ago, but it was always cheap wine, Malibu or Bailey's.
    Now....I'm the queen of coffee, Yorkshire tea and lemon water....I live life to the max :D
     
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  13. Heidi

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  14. Mango Chutney

    Mango Chutney Well-Known Member

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    Yes....he used it as a rolling pin to roll the yeast....it made me laugh :D
    I can just see you doing that kinda thing :p
     
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    Laura2014 Well-Known Member

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    Are you into Banana cake?

    I have an easy peasy recipe ....
     
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  16. Mango Chutney

    Mango Chutney Well-Known Member

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    I'm into cake, Laura...any cake, all cake....just CAKE!! :D
     
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    Mmmm. I love banana cake. And you said easy?
     
  18. Mario666

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    Hello everyone, I'm glad to say hello, I'm learning how to use this page. I hope to be an expert soon to be able to chat with all of you, I have read a lot of this.
     
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  19. Laura2014

    Laura2014 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome @Mario666, where are you from? What brings you here. Your avatar is slightly worrying?
     
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    Aw, he's okey :D

    Unbenannt.PNGvbgzt.PNG ;)
     
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    Mango Chutney Well-Known Member

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    I love the avatar! Nothing more satisfying than the sight of a dead rat :D
     
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    Laura2014 Well-Known Member

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    I need new glasses! I didn’t spot the rat! That kinda says everything about why I still need to be here :D
     
  23. Mango Chutney

    Mango Chutney Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha! Yeah....you'd better stay with us :D
     
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    Welcome in @Mario666 . I'm rubbing my hands now waiting for your story :D common hit us with it.
     
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    It's so true - rats are everywhere ;)
     

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