Alana Chernila

The From-Scratch Kitchen

Alana Chernila
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Meet cookbook author Alana Chernila and start making your favorite pantry staples from scratch. Discover efficient and cost-effective methods of buying ingredients in bulk as you mix up a crunchy, flavorful granola, which can be customized to your liking. Then, see how to turn it into granola bars for a healthy on-the-go snack!
Don't think you have enough time to make yogurt at home? Think again! Using two simple ingredients, Alana demonstrates her hassle-free technique of preparing thick, creamy yogurt on the stovetop -- or in a slow cooker. Create custom flavors by adding espresso powder or a dollop of homemade jam.
Use the fruit and berries you have on hand for fresh jams your friends and family will love. No canning required! Alana walks you through the process of making delicious plum ginger and strawberry pinot noir jams, then shares different flavor combinations you can try for mouthwatering results.
Preserve your produce at its peak ripeness with quick-and-easy pickling techniques. Learn how to mix up a large batch of brine, which can be used for months to come, before adding it to jars filled with your favorite veggies. Plus, get expert tips on infusing your pickles with a variety of herbs and spices.
Discover how easy it is to make your own smooth and creamy nut and seed butters. Alana offers detailed instruction on each important step, from roasting the peanuts and sunflower seeds to chopping them to the perfect consistency. Got a sweet tooth? Satisfy it with Alana's luscious chocolate hazelnut spread.
Elevate your pastries, pies and quiches with a flaky homemade crust you can whip up in your stand mixer. Freeze your dough for later, or use it to make sweet and savory toaster pastries filled with jam, chocolate hazelnut butter or mozzarella and basil. You'll never buy store-bought crusts again!
Unsure of how to make your own hummus? Alana demystifies the process, sharing her preferred method of cooking chickpeas in the oven before combining everything in the food processor. Finish by making crispy pita chips, perfect for dipping in hummus!
End your meals on a sweet note with creamy homemade ice cream you can whip up in no time. Alana guides you through the process of turning cream, sugar and milk into a delicious dessert for any day of the week. As an added bonus, you'll also learn an easy method for making frozen yogurt.
 
 
8 Lessons
2  hrs 19  mins

Make kitchen staples that are tastier, healthier and more budget friendly than their store-bought counterparts! Cookbook author Alana Chernila starts by sharing simple and cost-effective tips for buying bulk ingredients. Then, learn how to create a totally addictive granola and transform it into healthy snack bars. Making your own yogurt is easy with Alana’s tips for preparing this thick and creamy treat on your stovetop or slow cooker. And, she shares the secrets to making irresistible jams — no canning required. Next, find out how to make dill pickles at home, and create your own tasty nut butters, including a crave-worthy chocolate hazelnut spread. Finally, master a flaky homemade crust for pies, toaster pastries and more, and stop buying those tiny, expensive tubs of hummus with Alana’s simple recipe! Plus, learn how to whip up homemade ice cream and frozen yogurt for delicious desserts your guests will love.

Alana Chernila

Alana Chernila is a cookbook author, food writer and cooking teacher with a passion for from-scratch cooking. She chronicles her own cooking pursuits on her website, Eating From The Ground Up, and she is the author of The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making.

Alana Chernila

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