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Hot Dish

A Hot Dish is a distinctly mid-western concoction in which you throw together whatever ingredients you happen to have in a pot and see what you get. Each week, our distinctly mid-western host, comedian Lauren...more

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Episode 4 - Sonal Aggarwal

Episode 4

March 26, 2021

Episode 4 - Sonal Aggarwal

This week, our host Lauren Hooberman talks with comedian, Sonal Aggarwal. As they discuss Sonal's solo show The Alchemy of Bliss, fire dancing and sunrise swims in icy Lake Michigan, Lauren bakes an Ice Blue Sheet Cake! You can see more of Sonal's comedy at sonalaggarwal.com.  Our theme music is Just for Fun courtesy of Ketsa.  Watch on Youtube! Listen on Amazon Prime / Audible TODAY'S RECIPE: VANILLA SHEET CAKE (with Ice Blue Frosting) by Life, Love and Sugar INGREDIENTS Vanilla Sheet Cake 2 1/4 cups (293g) all purpose flour 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup (168g) unsalted butter, room temperature 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 cups (310g) sugar 4 large eggs 1 tbsp vanilla extract 1 cup (240ml) milk Vanilla Buttercream Frosting 1 cup unsalted butter 1/2 cup shortening* 6 cups (690g) powdered sugar 1/8 tsp salt 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp corn syrup (or honey) 4–6 tbsp water or milk Pink, Peach and Ivory gel icing color Sprinkles INSTRUCTIONS -Prepare a 12×18 inch sheet pan/jelly roll pan with non-stick baking spray. Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C).-Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium sized bowl and set aside.-Add the butter, sugar, and oil to and large mixer bowl and beat together until light in color and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Do not skimp on the creaming time.-Add the eggs two at a time, mixing until mostly combined after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed to be sure all ingredients are well incorporated.-Add half of the dry ingredients to the batter and mix until mostly combined.-Slowly add the milk and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.-Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix until well combined and smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed to be sure all ingredients are ...

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Episode 3

March 20, 2021

Episode 3 - Pat McGann

This week, our host Lauren Hooberman talks with comedian, Pat McGann. As they discuss Pat's meteoric rise in comedy, appearances on late night talk shows and first one-hour special, Lauren cooks up a Crispy Cheesy Pan Pizza! Check out Pat's special, When's Mom Gonna Be Home, at patmcganncomedy.com. Our theme music is Just for Fun courtesy of Ketsa.  Watch on Youtube! Listen on Amazon Prime / Audible TODAY'S RECIPE: CRISPY CHEESY PAN PIZZA by King Arthur Baking Company INGREDIENTS Crust 2 cups Flour 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon instant yeast or active dry yeast  3/4 cup lukewarm water 1 tablespoon olive oil + 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil for the pan Topping 6 ounces mozzarella, grated (about 1 1/4 cups, loosely packed) 1/3 to 1/2 cup tomato sauce or pizza sauce, homemade or store-bought freshly grated hard cheese and fresh herbs for sprinkling on top after baking, optional INSTRUCTIONS Weigh your flour; or measure it by gently spooning it into a cup, then sweeping off any excess.   Place the flour, salt, yeast, water, and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in the bowl of a stand mixer or other medium-large mixing bowl. Stir everything together to make a shaggy, sticky mass of dough with no dry patches of flour. This should take 30 to 45 seconds in a mixer using the beater paddle; or about 1 minute by hand, using a spoon or spatula. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to gather the dough into a rough ball; cover the bowl. After 5 minutes, uncover the bowl and reach a bowl scraper or your wet hand down between the side of the bowl and the dough, as though you were going to lift the ...

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Episode 2 - Samson Koletkar

Episode 2

March 11, 2021

Episode 2 - Samson Koletkar

This week, our host Lauren Hooberman talks with comedian, Samson Koletkar. As they discuss clean comedy, being Jewish in India and very sweet desserts, Lauren cooks up some Malida! You can see more of Samson's comedy at mahatma-moses.com. Our theme music is Just for Fun courtesy of Ketsa.  Watch on Youtube! Listen on Amazon Prime / Audible TODAY'S RECIPE: MALIDA (Sweetened Poha Breakfast Cereal) by Shulie (Shulamit) MadnickINGREDIENTS:4 Cups Poha1/2 Cup sugar1/2 Cup unsweetened coconut flakes10 Cardamon pods, shelled and groundHandful golden raisins (optional)DIRECTIONS:Immerse Poha in cold water for four minutes until softens. Keep in mind some like it al dente, crunchy, I don't! Be sure not to over soak and turn mushy and flake will lose its silhouette. Run through a sieve to drain all water out and press on top lightly to rid of excess water. In a large bowl, add the drained Poha and sugar and flake with  a fork or with your fingers to fluff the mixture. Note: Add the sugar immediately so it will blend in and not stay grainy. Add the cardamon and coconut and mix well. Note: I only use my hands or a fork to keep the integrity of the shape of the flake. Garnish with nut, edemame and golden raisins. Keep refrigerated until serving. Can keep in refrigerator for a few days. *Minyan: Ten adult (after Bar Mitzvah age 13) males needed to proceed with prayers. Reform and some conservative movements count women. For tree nut allergic:Defrosted edamame peeled and sliced (optional)For not tree nut allergic:Handful raw almonds, blanched, peeled and sliced (Optional)Handful raw pistachios, shelled, blanched, peeled and ...

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Episode 1 - Kelsie Huff

Episode 1

February 13, 2021

Episode 1 - Kelsie Huff

This week, our host Lauren Hooberman talks with comedian and storyteller, Kelsie Huff. As they discuss bombing in stand-up and the future of comedy, Lauren bakes a puffy Dutch Baby! You can see more of Kelsie's comedy at kelsiehuff.com. Our theme music is Just for Fun courtesy of Ketsa.  Watch on Youtube! Listen on Amazon Prime / Audible TODAY'S RECIPE: DUTCH BABY by Florence Fabricant YIELD 3 to 4 servings TIME 40 minutes This large, fluffy pancake is excellent for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dessert any time of year. It comes together in about five blessed minutes. Just dump all of the ingredients into a blender, give it a good whirl, pour it into a heated skillet sizzling with butter, and pop it into the oven. 25 minutes later? Bliss. INGREDIENTS 3 eggs 1⁄2 cup flour 1⁄2 cup milk 1 tablespoon sugar Pinch of nutmeg 4 tablespoons unsalted butter Syrup, preserves, confectioners' sugar or cinnamon sugar PREPARATION Step 1 Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Step 2 Combine eggs, flour, milk, sugar and nutmeg in a blender and blend until smooth. Batter may also be mixed by hand. Step 3 Place butter in a heavy 10-inch skillet or baking dish and place in the oven. As soon as the butter has melted (watch so it does not burn) add the batter to the pan, return pan to the oven and bake for 20 minutes, until the pancake is puffed and golden. Lower oven temperature to 300 degrees and bake five minutes longer. Step 4 Remove pancake from oven, cut into wedges and serve at ...

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