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How To Clarify Butter

Clarified butter, also called ghee, is pure butter fat that has had the oil and solids in the butter separated. It adds a rich buttery flavour to food and has a much higher smoke point than regular butter, which means it go to a much higher temperature without burning. It also has a longer shelf life than butter. It’s often used for grilling steaks or tofu, starting off curries and to make…
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Roma Tomatoes Are Ripe For Preserving

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You Can't Make Chicken Liver Pâté Without Sherry

Chicken liver pâté is one of those dependable standbys that’s quick to rustle up the day before, leaving you more time to be with your family or guests. It’s a really affordable brunch meal or snack for the weekends, served with some melba toast, and goes a long way with toasted ciabatta, matzo biscuits or thinly-sliced fresh baguette. For some reason, many shops these days only…
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Roma Tomatoes Are Ripe For Preserving

Make Coffee Cool Again With A Coconut Milk Frappe

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Roma Tomatoes Are Ripe For Preserving

There seems to be a glut of plump little roma tomatoes at the moment. These beauteous oblong red globes are sweet as plums and it’s tempting to just stuff a couple into your mouth when you walk past the fridge. But besides slathering a salad with these scarlet gems, you might not realise how perfect they are for preserving too. Put in some time one weekend and you’ll be rewarded with…
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How To Clarify Butter

You Can't Make Chicken Liver Pâté Without Sherry

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How To Boil The Perfect Egg

Have you ever tried to cook a perfect soft-boiled egg, with a gooey golden centre? Easier said than done, isn’t it? It’s such a simple task, yet so hard to get exactly right every time. Boil it a little too long and you have a depressingly dry, crumbly yolk. Not long enough and you’re left with half-cooked egg white that’s still runny. And because you can’t see through the shell, you can…
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Poffertjes Are What Pancakes Were Born To Be

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Getting Roasting Times Just Right

When it comes to roasting, the Goldilocks Rule applies, and there’s no compromising. The roast is either going to come out just right or just wrong, and the difference between too pink and too dry can be a very fine line. As you start to carve the meat, you want to see that it’s cooked properly, and didn’t come out the oven too soon. But you’re also hoping that it…
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Make Coffee Cool Again With A Coconut Milk Frappe

This is one of those drinks that was born to soothe our souls on a hot day. Thick, decadent, thirst-quenching and filled to the brim with the same coffee kick you’d usually be sipping from a flat white or long black. But with a rich coco twist that makes it something really special. Best of all, it can be made in minutes. So if the first one doesn’t touch sides, just rinse and…
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You Can't Make Chicken Liver Pâté Without Sherry

Roma Tomatoes Are Ripe For Preserving

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The 5 Sauces You Can't Live Without

Ah, sauce! The secret weapon of cooks everywhere, with the power to make or break even the tastiest of meals. They’ve been used since cooking began to add flavour, moisture and visual appeal to a dish. Just think how integral they are to famous pairings: Eggs Benedict and hollandaise sauce, lasagne and bechamel, pasta and tomato sauce, lamb with mint sauce, and peri-peri chicken. The list…
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Proper South African Pickled Fish

Pickled fish is a Cape Malay speciality, normally eaten at Easter, together with hot cross buns. The recipe was originally devised by Cape Malay fishermen in an effort to preserve their catch for as long as possible. It’s a delicious South African meal, tangy and spicy, best served with salads or just on its own with some crusty bread. Serve it hot or cold, depending on the weather and your…
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You Can't Make Chicken Liver Pâté Without Sherry

Roma Tomatoes Are Ripe For Preserving

Books

The Absolutely Essential New York Times Cookbook

I read recipe books like most people read novels. I adore them. They stretch my imagination in a million directions and the gorgeous pictures give me ideas on presentation, table settings and décor. Having said that, I don’t think that I’ve ever made a dish exactly to the printed recipe (with the exception of baking), as there’s always some ingredient or spice or herb that I think would be…
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The Science of Spice And The Flavours They Create

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Poffertjes Are What Pancakes Were Born To Be

Poffertjes are mini Dutch pancakes that just happen to be the perfect size to fit into your mouth in one go. That’s no coincidence. These plump little morsels are made in large batches for a reason. Once you’ve tasted them, you’re instantly hooked, become their slave for life, and you wake up every morning just wanting more and more and more. And more.Most people are…
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You Can't Make Chicken Liver Pâté Without Sherry

Roma Tomatoes Are Ripe For Preserving

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How To Clarify Butter

Clarified butter, also called ghee, is pure butter fat that has had the oil and solids in the butter separated. It adds a rich buttery flavour to food and has a much higher smoke point than regular butter, which means it go to a much…
Light MealsRecipes

You Can't Make Chicken Liver Pâté Without Sherry

Chicken liver pâté is one of those dependable standbys that’s quick to rustle up the day before, leaving you more time to be with your family or guests. It’s a really affordable brunch meal or snack for the weekends…