orange flavored cereal!?
Did you know that a cereal that taste likes oranges has only been made 3 times in the past 35 years?
The first orange-flavored cereal to be made was Orange Blossom Cereal back in 1981.
The second was OJ's Cereal. It came out in 1985 and stayed on the shelves for just 1 year. It wasn't very popular apparently. I didn't try either of these two because I wasn't born yet when they were made.
The third is Cap'n Crunch Orange Dreamsicle back in 2015, which I was around for but I never saw it in supermarkets, only on my Instagram feed. It was a limited edition product. Though to be fair, this was a cereal that was orange AND vanilla flavored.
I happened to have some Tang orange drink powder in my shelves from a previous video and one of those bottles makes 6 quarts of the drink. I plan on throwing it out but before I do, I just want to use it in some recipe, like cereal. I mean, if Kellogg's can sell Unicorn Cereal, then it's not out of the realm of possibility a cereal with an orange flavor can be made.
But making cereal from scratch is hard and tedious. Even using a 1/4-tsp. measuring spoon, the pieces ended up looking like mini cookies, which isn't a bad thing either, considering there's Cookie Crisp cereal.
I think this is the best tasting cereal I've ever made. It's sweet just like cereal normally is and definitely has an orange flavor to it. Not just artificially either, there's orange marmalade in the dough too!
My dad said the cereal tasted like little anisette cookies, which sometimes do have an orange flavor in it. He then told me off-camera that all mass-produced cereals have air in it. This is something he learned from his dad, who used to own a pie/muffin/bakery business in NYC back in the '50s. Did you know blueberry muffins have air in them because otherwise the blueberries would fall to the bottom of the muffin instead of on top? Yea, his dad taught him that.
You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
A large bowl
1/4-tsp. measuring spoon
2 baking trays
Nonstick cooking spray
For the cereal:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup orange drink powder like Tang
2 tbsp. milk
3 1/2 tbsp. orange marmalade
1/4 cup honey
Pinch of salt
1. Put all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix them up until you get a crumbly dough that isn't sticky. You may have to add more flour to the dough to get to that consistency.
2. Put parchment paper on two baking trays and spray the paper with nonstick cooking spray.
3. Form little dots from the cereal dough using a 1/4-tsp. measuring spoon onto the parchment paper.
4. Bake the cereal pieces in a 350 degree Fahrenheit preheated oven for 10 minutes.
5. Take the cereal out of the oven. After letting it cool, turn each cereal piece over to ensure that all sides of the cereal pieces get cooked and one side doesn't get burned.
6. Put back into the oven at the same temperature(350 degrees Fahrenheit) for 11-15 minutes.
I encountered a strange cheese when I was grocery shopping- the label said "bread cheese" on it and the first thing that popped into my mind was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. But then I realized bread cheese was a type of cheese and cheese + sandwich gives you a grilled cheese sandwich. Thus the grilled PB and J Bread cheese sandwich was born!
So what exactly is bread cheese? It's a type of Finnish cheese squeaky cheese also known as juustoleipä, that's been baked so that the top of it looks like focaccia or garlic bread without the garlic. It tastes like really thick Swiss cheese but it doesn't melt immediately when grilled, making it a perfect base for this sandwich.
Unlike most grilled cheese sandwiches, where the sandwich is assembled before being placed into a frying pan, it's better to grill the cheese and then assemble the sandwiches. Otherwise, the peanut butter and jelly will melt. :(
This sandwich will definitely fill you up, that's for sure. But this cheese, like most cheeses, pairs better with jelly than peanut butter. That's why you don't see peanut butter on a cheese plate but something sweet like jelly, yes. The amount of jelly I put in the sandwich honestly wasn't quite enough for me so I dipped the cheese in additional jelly.
I think this might be one of my favorite types of cheese. My dad said this sandwich would be perfect for a soiree, but honestly, nobody under 50 uses that word anymore.
Makes 2 sandwiches
You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
A frying pan and a spatula
For the sandwich:
1 lb. Bread cheese
Jelly(I used blackberry jelly)
1. Cut the bread cheese into quarters.
2. Pour olive oil into a frying pan and spread the oil around the pan. Heat the oil up.
3. Once the oil is heated up, put the quartered cheese into the pan. Let it grill for 15-30 seconds before flipping it over on to the other side for and additional 15-30 seconds.
4. Put the grilled cheese onto a plate. Top two of the grilled cheese pieces with jelly and the other two with peanut butter. Top the peanut butter-topped cheese onto the jelly-topped cheese.