Hints and Tips

How To Sterilize Glass Jars For Bottling And Canning

When making jams, preserves, chutneys, cordials, canned vegetables or pickles, the idea is to keep them airtight and ready to eat for long periods of time. To prevent the contents from spoiling or growing mould, your jars should be properly sterilised as part of the canning process. Keep in mind that you should never use any bottles with chips or nicks on the lip of the jar, or any cracks in the…
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Which Soft Cheese Is Which?

How To Clarify Butter

Hints and Tips

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 can 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…
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Which Soft Cheese Is Which?

How To Sterilize Glass Jars For Bottling And Canning

FoodSauces and Condiments

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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