Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 10th 2014 Contents Despite struggling in the ratings,
Marvel's Agents of Shield has been
renewed for a second series.
US TV network ABC also ordered a new
spin-off show, Marvel's Agent Carter,
based on Hayley Atwell's Captain America
Both series tie into the Marvel film
series, which includes star-studded titles
like Iron Man and Thor.
They add background to events on the
big screen, providing an overarching story
to the so-called Marvel Universe.
Agents Of Shield was created by Joss
Whedon, who scripted the Avengers
Assemble film, and previously created
Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Firefly.
The drama resurrected the character of
Agent Coulson, who was killed in
Avengers Assemble, with his character's
miraculous recovery the central mystery of
the opening episodes.
Played by Clark Gregg, the character
took charge of a team of law-enforcement
agents, tasked with investigating super-
human individuals and unusual events.
Eventually, the plot of the series
overlapped with Captain America: The
Winter Soldier, in which the SHIELD
organisation was brought down from
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COCOA NUT COFFEE CAKE
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter
3 cups all purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/3 cup milk
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350˚F
Cream butter with granulated sugar, until
creamy, add eggs, and beat until nice and
fluffy, Combine baking powder and flour add
to mixture alternately with milk.
Combine cocoa, nuts, brown sugar, and
Grease a nine-inch cake pan.
Place one third of the batter into pan, sprinkle
with cocoa mixture, repeat with another layer
of batter, then cocoa mixture, top with
Bake 35 to 40 minutes.
Cool and sprinkle with icing sugar.
PARMESAN, ROSEMARY, PEPPER
AND CHEESE BREAD
2 1/2 tsp instant yeast
3 1/2 to 4 1/2 all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 tbsps fresh rosemary or 1 tbsps dried,
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsps olive oil
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup grated cheddar
1 large red bell pepper roasted, chopped
1 1/3 cups warm water
Place yeast, 3 cups flour, salt, rosemary,
pepper, olive oil, cheeses and
Roasted pepper into a mixing bowl of an
electric mixer or by hand.
Add water and stir until combined. Add a little
flour at a time and continue to knead until
smooth and elastic, about five minutes with
the machine or ten minutes by hand.
Transfer to an oiled bowl, oil dough and place
into bowl, cover and let rise for 45 to 60 mins.
Punch down and form into loaves 14 inches in
Cover and let rise for another 45 mins.
Bake in a preheated 425˚ oven for 30 to 35
• Makes two.
SEAFOOD FILLED CREPES
For the crepes:
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 egg and one egg yolk
1/4 cup each milk and water
1 1/2 tbsps melted butter
1 tbsps sugar
Pinch grated nutmeg
Place flour, nutmeg, and sugar in a mixing
bowl, whisk in milk and water until smooth,
add eggs and continue whisking until smooth,
add melted butter and combine.
Cover and rest for one hour in the refrigerator.
Heat a non-stick frying pan and pour crepe
batter 1/4 cup at a time.
Tilt pan until batter is almost transparent, flip
over when bubbles appear, cook for a few
seconds more and remove, repeat for others.
• Makes 6 crepes.
For the Seafood:
1 lb seafood, shrimp, scallops, or a mixture
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsps all purpose flour
3 tbsps butter
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tbsps parmesan cheese
2 tbsps chopped parsley
1 tbsp melted butter
Lightly steam shrimp or seafood in a shallow
pan remove and chop, retain liquid.
Half the shrimp lengthwise.
Melt butter in a heavy small saucepan, stir in
flour, pepper and nutmeg.
Stir until mixture becomes slack, add milk, and
cook until thick. Add parsley.
Stir in seafood with liquid and stir.
Fill each crepe with 2 tbsps mixture.
Place in a lightly buttered casserole dish,
brush with melted butter.
Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 15 minutes
until warm. Serve warm.
• Serves 4
H appy Mother s Day to all our moms and
those who are "mothers" to some chil-
dren in a special way.
We should never take our mothers for granted,
for we will never know the sacrifices that they make
so their children have a good or better life than
Mothers guide, inspire, love unconditionally, edu-
cate and provide so that children can become respon-
sible, loving and caring adults. So let s celebrate our
moms tomorrow by either taking her out for a deli-
cious meal or preparing a wonderful Sunday brunch.
Either way enjoy the day with your mom tomor-
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