Porridge Scones

Porridge is another name for cooked oatmeal. It’s easy to make, cheap, and is not too bad for nutrition. So, what do you do with all the leftover porridge? Here’s one answer, and it’s two recipes for the price of one! OVERNIGHT SLOW COOKER PORRIDGE Add oats to water at a 1:4 ratio, that is […]

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Sodium citrate

Is a moderately expensive substance to buy. But why would you buy some anyway? Because you can turn any cheese into melty cheese. How’d you like a slab of “processed cheese” that melts just like those cheese slices, but it’s made from an actual cheese? Sodium citrate does it. It’s also used in molecular gastronomy, […]

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Duchess’s Pudding

120g/4oz unsalted butter 120g/4oz caster / powdered sugar 2 eggs, beaten 150g / 5oz self raising flour 60g / 2oz mixed fruit 30g / 1oz glace cherries, chopped 30g / 1oz chopped walnuts (or more dried fruit, to your taste) almond essence to taste milk Butter your pudding basin. Cream the butter and sugar together […]

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Velveeta

Now that I have your attention…. here’s how to make a home made version of Velveeta, only from actual cheese! 1/4 ounce packet unflavoured gelatin 6 tablespoons powdered milk 1 cup (240ml) boiling water 1 pound (16oz/450g) shredded cheese Line a loaf pan with plastic wrap. Put gelatin and powdered milk into a blender. Add […]

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Fresh custard recipe

It’s funny how you can get a mental block about something. In my case, it was custard. I always saw custard being made from Bird’s powder, and even when I moved to the USA I carried on buying it, albeit at a stupid price. Then, recently, I decided to check out how to make custard […]

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Instant hot chocolate

Hot chocolate comes in two varieties: the ones worth drinking, and the ones that you can afford. With 4 simple ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry, you can make your own! 3 cups dried non-fat milk powder 2/3 cup sugar 2/3 cup baking cocoa 1/2 tsp salt Shake ingredients thoroughly to completely […]

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Clotted Cream

Scones without clotted cream just aren’t the full shilling. That’s a fact. Unless you are in the British Commonwealth, however, getting your hands on clotted cream is somewhat of a challenge. Finding clotted cream at a reasonable price is even more so. HOW TO MAKE CLOTTED CREAM Just before you go to bed one night, […]

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Make your own yoghurt

It’s stupidly easy, laughably cheap, and takes next to no hands-on time. 1 quart (946ml) milk (any kind but not “ultra-high pasteurised”/UHP or “ultra heat treated”/UHT) 1/4 to 1/2 cup non-fat dry milk (optional) 2 tablespoons existing yoghurt with live cultures You can easily scale this up – I made a gallon batch, added 1 […]

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Cheese straws and obesity

You should make this recipe as soon as possible, because it is that awesome. But I will identify why I think this sheds some interesting light on the obesity problem: Cheese Straws 1 1/2 cups (about 6 ounces) grated extra-sharp Cheddar cheese 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick or 2 ounces) unsalted butter, softened and cut into […]

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