SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— The new issue of Cook’s Country Magazine has some very clever and creative ideas. It’s published by the same people who produce America’s Test Kitchen.

The research they do in that test kitchen comes up with some interesting results. The cover story is on “quicker, better, cinnamon buns”. They wanted something that was as easy to put together as biscuit dough and through rigorous experimentation, they found that by doubling the amount of yeast, it would rise so rapidly and the flavor would remain intact.

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Another must-try recipe: chocolate cake in a mug that you cook in the microwave. It’s similar to a lava cake with molten chocolate in the center. It only takes minutes. Start at half power for 45 seconds and half power for 30 seconds. It’s a clever idea.

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Check out their October-November issue of Cook’s Country Magazine for these recipe ideas and more.

Narsai David is the KCBS Food and Wine Editor. He has been a successful restaurateur, chef, TV host, and columnist in the Bay Area spanning four decades. You can hear him Saturdays at 10:53am, 12:53pm and 4:53pm, and at 2:53am Sunday on KCBS All News 740AM and 106.9FM.

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