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Canned condensed milk morphs into Dulce de Leche

that sounds so good!!

Dylan's Candy Bar

actually coasts, that's completely skewed logic -- you live in ny if you can because you want to be in new york. economy candy is a new york store. dylan's is tourist BS. it's like saying why get chocolate at _____ when you could go to the hershey's store in times square? and yes, why wouldn't tourists go to the lower east? there's so much stuff there to do! i know plenty of people who take their kids to the tenament museum... i was taken to the lower east side all the time as a little kid. how many minutes have you lived in new york, 4?

Apr 05, 2010
purplepeppereater in Manhattan

Where does Orwasher's get their Rainbow Cookies?

Thanks all. I don't know why people think that Rainbow Cookies have to be Kosher for Passover, they definitely aren't (unless they're specifically made for Passover, and I've never had any good ones of those!)

The ones at Veneiro's are good but not as good as Orwasher's, and a lot of the places mentioned are also just as expensive.

I think that stuffed cannoli place looks stupid, and I've seen it everywhere lately, totally overhyped. That being said, I haven't been there... so what do I know, maybe they are authentic cannolis but with flavors, but they look kitchy to me. It's like saying here's some flan with rainbow sprinkles. Looks silly. And it looks a tad odd that someone's just pimping it out there, maybe that's the owner. And seriously? $2 for a miniature cannoli? Crap like those places is ruining the LES, in my opinion.

Apr 03, 2010
purplepeppereater in Manhattan

Dylan's Candy Bar

I do not understand this place. Are people idiotic enough to go here and spend a gajillion dollars on candy? Go to Economy Candy on Rivington, it's been there since the early 20th century - and there's a reason.

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Economy Candy
108 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

Apr 03, 2010
purplepeppereater in Manhattan

Where does Orwasher's get their Rainbow Cookies?

I'm not sure if they bake them on premises or not. I can't afford them anymore, they're like $20,000 for a half a pound. Anybody know, or have a cheaper place with this quality - or even a recipe for them? They are finely baked cakes with nice chocolate and the key: layers of marzipan on both the top and bottom, as well as jam. TIA.

Mar 13, 2010
purplepeppereater in Manhattan

Seeking Happy Face Cookie Recipe

Yeah, but the recipe says nothing about the yellow pour fondant or the chocolate icing... I am seeking the same recipe... I mean, I can experiment and make my own sugar cookies, my own pour fondant... but I'm still not sure how they do the chocolate hard frosting - though I guess I could probably make a better, more chocolatey one myself.

Canned condensed milk morphs into Dulce de Leche

I haven't ever bought it pre-made... so I don't know what that tastes like. I like making my own, I can make it whatever darkness I choose.

Tea Leaves Live in a Yellow Submarine

That has to be made of plastic - why would you put that in hot liquid that you're going to imbibe?!

Jan 27, 2010
purplepeppereater in Features

Bagel stores in Northern New Jersey

The best was Sonny Amsters in Millburn, but they closed and are now a Staples. No bagels there, only staples.

The other place's name escapes me, it is something Supreme.

Dec 21, 2009
purplepeppereater in New Jersey

Is this method safe to make dulce de leche?

I've been doing it with the punctures - as I posted on another thread - it is not worth it to take that risk... it comes out BEAUTIFULLY with the two holes in the top... fill the water almost to the top and keep replenishing as it boils down... so yummy.

I went into a lot more detail on the other thread:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/382487

Canned condensed milk morphs into Dulce de Leche

i really don't think the risk is less in a pressure cooker - in fact, i think it is more - because if it does explode, it's a pressure cooker (the can) within a real pressure cooker, and you could really REALLY hurt someone (though you could also hurt someone with just the exploded can).

...and like I said, why take the risk when there is really no reason to, you can make it just as easily with poked holes in the top.

Plus, there is a HUGE difference between canning food and using a can in this respect...

Canned condensed milk morphs into Dulce de Leche

The carbon footprint? Please, I'm very environmental, and always have been. I cook stuff on the stove for myself out of whole ingredients and don't go out and get styrofoam to-go containers...

I don't have the money to be able to afford a pressure cooker right now, maybe one day - but I'm certainly not going to purchase one JUST for DDL -- besides, I wasn't talking about a pressure cooker, I was talking about people who were using a regular pot and boiling the whole can with no poke-holes, which isn't safe.

How do you cook your DDL in the pressure cooker - loose milk? in a can? Man, if you PRESSURE cooked a can with no holes, I would not like to see that explosion!!

food cart logistics

no prob, lilaki - have fun.

Dec 13, 2009
purplepeppereater in Manhattan

Pistachio Butter in NYC

I have an old peanut butter machine (not industrial size like in WF, just a small appliance). Someone might make updated versions that can grind different nuts. Could be worth looking into.

Dec 11, 2009
purplepeppereater in Manhattan

food cart logistics

They even have awards for top food vendors now, though I don't know the nomination process. Here's the website for the Vendy Awards: http://streetvendor.org/vendys/

For what it's worth, if you're going to eat off of a cart anyway, I say don't just stick to your temporary neighborhood. Travel to a cart you want and then explore that neighborhood, walk while eating your falafel and discover, y'know?

Dec 11, 2009
purplepeppereater in Manhattan

What's good near the Landmark Sunshine movie theater?

Really, it sounds like the place you guys want(ed) is (was) Veselka. It's a great Eastern-European diner. Nice sit-down place, but you really can't describe it as a diner. It's basically a restaurant with some ethnic stuff (and by 'some ethnic stuff' I mean kickass pierogen) and good upscale diner food (pancakes at 5am, anyone?). It's on the corner of 2nd and 12th, I believe. Sometimes it is crowded, though.

Dec 11, 2009
purplepeppereater in Manhattan

Canned condensed milk morphs into Dulce de Leche

I will not take the risk of it exploding - and I (and you) don't have to. I just take a regular bottle opener and poke two holes in the top, just like you would for a juice that comes in a can, and I usually try to poke the end of the can with no ink on it (the ink you'd have with an expiration date or batch code or whatever) and put it in a pot to boil (obviously don't cover the holes). I stir it every once in a while with a long poker or toothpick, let it go for a few hours (this time I did it for about 4 hours I think? look up the times online depending on how deep you want it, and you'll be able to figure it out), and when you take it out of the can (opening the whole lid), it will be darker on the bottom, but you just blend it and you're good. I just finished making a can tonight. So good, and no risk!

I'm going to try to do it with soy condensed milk next, 'cause I'm about to go mostly vegan, if not completely.