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Flames rise from a fire in a densely packed shopping area in #Dhaka , #Bangladesh . A devastating fire raced through at least five buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital and killed scores of people.
Le Phuc Hai (left) and To Gia Huy (right) sit after having Trump and Kim haircuts in Hanoi, Vietnam. U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have become the latest style icons in Hanoi, a week before their second summit is to be held in the capital city of Vietnam.
For the first time since its meteoric rise, #Fortnite is no longer a no-doubt victory royale atop the video game industry. #ApexLegends , a battle royale from #ElectronicArts , has stormed the market and smashed “Fortnite” records for downloads and viewership since its release three weeks ago. Blevins and other streaming stars have powered that surge, as has the emergence of an 18-year-old “Apex” superstar. Esports teams are already scrambling to sign talented players and invest long-term in the breakout title.
40020 February, 2019
Visitors watch the #WumenGate wall of the #ForbiddenCity illuminated with lights for the Lantern Festival in Beijing. #China lit up the Forbidden City, marking the end of 15 days of lunar new year celebrations. It was not a #LanternFestival the last emperor, who abdicated in 1912, would have recognized. There were lanterns, but those lucky enough to snag tickets saw a laser light show and historic buildings bathed in colorful lights. Others watched from outside the vast walled compound in #Beijing , from where #Ming and #Qing dynasty emperors ruled for five centuries.
Science behind making the perfect pancakes revealed:
Now, scientists have determined the secret ingredient that will make your pancakes the best ones there is.
A staple favourite for weekend breakfasts, scientists say that the two key ingredients that turns pancakes into something out of the world are lemon juice and melted butter.
According to scientists, from the American Chemical Society one should add one tablespoon of lemon juice for every one cup of milk as well as sprinkle of baking soda. This react to produce bubbles of gas which get trapped in the batter and expand as the batter cooks making the pancakes fluffy and light.
According to the scientists, a little extra baking soda will help pancakes brown too.
In a video posted on YouTube by the American Chemical Society, an expert explained that having just a little bit of baking soda that's not neutralised by acid helps pancakes develop colour and flavour, but not too much or they'll brown too quickly and taste burnt.
This is based on the Maillard reaction - a reaction between amino acids and reducing sugars that gives browned food a distinctive flavour.
It happens between 140-165°C (280-330 °F) and creates a range of aromas and flavours.
The story, originally published in The Daily Mail goes on to say that while most recipes suggest just a quarter cup of butter for every two cups of milk, the scientists encourage cooks to experiment with this saying that over mixing the pancake batter might make it tough.
44019 February, 2019
Here’s how you reheat chips without getting them soggy:
Talking to Magda Ganea, from the Real Food Cafe in Stirlingshire, told that it's essential you remove moisture from leftover chips if one wants them to be crispy the next day.
According to her, the best way to take away any excess moisture is to pat them dry before re-cooking them on a very high heat in a pan or under the grill.
She added: 'Potatoes are full of moisture that escapes when reheated, especially in a microwave or oven where the steam can’t escape.' Instead, she recommended that you 'twice-cook' your chips by heating them again in a very hot pan or grill, or even a deep fryer if you have one.
But she reiterates that the most important step is making sure they are dry before cooking them.
She urges cooks to use a piece of kitchen towel to pat the chips dry first before re-cooking them as this will remove excess water.
Magda says when storing leftover chips, cool them down as quickly as possible and then keep them in the fridge until you want to reheat them.