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TV & Radio Personality Kriya Gangiah Shares Her Fool-Proof Croissant Recipe Ahead Of National Croissant Day

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30 January is National Croissant Day – a day dedicated to the flaky goodness of the popular French-inspired pastry. While the pastry does tend to have diva tendencies in the fact that it can be rather difficult to make, it’s one that has become a firm favourite around the world.

Although initially an Austrian pastry, it was Marie Antoinette who popularised the croissant in France by requesting the royal bakers replicate the kipfel – her favourite treat from her homeland. As the years went on, the French put their own twist on the pastry. The dough became lighter and more delicate throughout time, and, eventually, the kipfel was developed into what it is known now as the croissant.

Today, the croissant is one of most popular symbols of French food culture,” Wouter Vermeulen, General Manager Southern Africa, Air France-KLM explains. “The pastry has become so popular around the world and while the Covid-19 pandemic means that many of us are not able to travel to France to indulge in the delicacy at this time, it doesn’t mean we can’t create magic in our own kitchens this National Croissant Day”

One personality who isn’t afraid to push herself in the kitchen is television and radio personality Kriya Gangiah. The star continues to test her limits in the kitchen as the world continues its lockdown procedures to stop the spread of Covid-19 and has developed a fool-proof recipe to bake fresh, flaky croissants from the comfort of your own home – with none of the frustration!

“Everyone who knows me knows that I am a sucker for a culinary challenge,” Kriya says. “However, the croissant is one pastry that has intimidated me for months. I have tried and failed making croissants before but I have found a fool-proof recipe that a home cook on any level can succeed with!”

Ingredients:

4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
4 teaspoons active dry yeast*
2 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/4 cups unsalted butter, cold
1 cup milk (you may need slightly more or less)
egg wash (1 large egg beaten with a teaspoon or two of water)

Method:

Place the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt in a large bowl and whisk together until combined.
Slice the butter into half a centimetre thick slices and toss in the flour mixture to coat.
Add the milk and stir together until a stiff dough forms.
Wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.
On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a long rectangle shape.
Fold it into thirds (like a letter), turn 90 degrees, and repeat 4 to 6 more times, or until the dough has large streaks of butter in it but it is smooth and flat. (If at any point the butter starts to feel soft, chill it in the refrigerator or freezer until stiff.)
Wrap tightly and chill for 1 more hour, then divide the dough in half and roll each portion out to a thickness of about 0.3cm, in a long rectangle shape (approx. 25cm wide by 55cm long).

Cut the dough into long, skinny triangles (about 12cm at the wide end).
Notch the wide end of each triangle with about a 1cm cut, then roll from the wide end to the pointed end, tucking the point under the croissant.
Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, cover loosely with plastic wrap, and allow to proof until doubled in size (1 to 2 hours).
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees, and gently brush the croissants with egg wash.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until puffed, golden brown, and flaky.

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Gidochi Releases Official Video for “You P3”

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After a successful release of his Mixed Feelings Acoustic video in April, and recent activities of teasing
new images on his social media platforms, Gidochi finally presents us with another extraordinary visuals to complement his classy and well produced record titled “You P3“.
The beautiful song which was lifted from his Mixed Feelings EP conveys the message of assurance for a
lover. It has been a favorite of many since its release in November 2020.
The enchanting visuals directed by Ghana’s Kobe Outta features the talented singer riding on a vintage
motorcycle while having a fun time with his girl.
The rest of the video also displays captivating scenes with Gidochi showing vulnerable emotions.
More importantly the clip synchs with the concept of the song.
It is impressive to say the ‘Supernova Records‘ signee’s music videos over the past years have been
works of art. His music video XXL, was recently nominated in the ‘best edited’ and ‘best photography”
categories at this year’s 4syte Music video awards.
The “High With Me” composer has not only proven to be an amazing singer, he has also proven to be a
professional musician by serving memorable visuals that connects audiences to his music.

Watch Video Below:

Gidochi

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Video Premiere: Kay Bryn – Money

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Ghanaian Hip-hop sensation Kay Bryn has a new one and calls this one “Money” In a special interview with Starbuzz TV when asked about the inspiration behind this song he said “I got the inspiration by a comedy skit which was circulating on social media. It was about a man telling his girlfriend how wild he is thinking of how to make money and so the girlfriend shouldn’t disturb him or try not to seduce him.

Money has always been the ultimate goal for a lot of millennials and I have decided to motivate people through my music about the right way of getting that money. Drill was the best way to do this and I believe this will be the jam for this summer and beyond”.

Stream Money on all digital platforms here: https://starbuzzmusic.lnk.to/KayBryn-Money

Watch official music video of Money below:

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Win A Free Gift From Chase Forever, This Is What You Have To Do.

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The award winning Ghanaian RNB singer “Chase Forever” has announced his new upcoming single will be released on July 4th 2021. Before the release he has a lot of goodies for his loyal fans and all they have to do is to pre-save or pre-order the new upcoming single titled “Okekam”.

Okeka Mu Cover Art

On an Instagram live video Chase asked fans to just Pre-Save his new song with the link in his bio, take a screen shot and tag him. It’s that simple and win something special which includes cash prizes.

Chase Forever, labeled the “ladies man,” stated that this new song will make a lot of buzz because his fans have been missing him a lot however this project would not disappoint.

He will be performing the new single “Okekam” for the first time at the Afro Mayhem Festival in New Jersey the day before his release.

Chase Forever Perfoming at Afro Mayhem Festival 2021

Below is the pre-save link to Okeka Mu:

https://orcd.co/okekamu

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