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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Chai

Chai is a spiced tea blend from India. The correct name for chai is… chai. Saying chai tea latte is saying “tea tea latte”. So stop calling it chai tea, it sounds silly 😉 0.5″/1cm piece of cinnamon bark 9 whole cloves 6 black peppercorns 5 cardamom pods, lightly crushed half whole star anise 0.25 […]

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Pilau Rice

Pilau rice is one of the base dishes for any curry. But here I need to draw a line between restaurant style pilau rice, and traditional pilau rice. Restaurant style is a lot quicker – and cheaper – to make. This recipe makes 4 to 5 portions to serve with a nice curry, or a […]

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Gluten free blueberry muffins

When you have a load of nice local blueberries, one feels obligated to bake with them. DRY INGREDIENTS 2 cups gluten free flour (recommended: buckwheat, but use whatever you have on hand) 1 tsp xanthan gum (omit if your GF flour blend contains it already) 1 cup fresh, frozen or canned blueberries 1/3 cup granulated […]

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Gluten free blueberry coffee cake

Thanks to my friends at Bear Mountain Blueberry Farm I have 1.5 gallons of lovely blueberries to play with. What better way to start using them than by making a blueberry coffee cake? INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups gluten free flour scant 1 tsp xanthan gum (omit if your GF flour blend already has some) 1/2 […]

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Tomato Ketchup

Home made tomato ketchup is always demoralising. You spend a whole day, and a load of not-cheap ingredients, all to make something which is almost as good as you can get in the store. Then I discovered this recipe. It actually makes sense how it all comes together, and it’s delicious. It’s not the same […]

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Gluten free pudding flour

I recently discovered that I can’t eat wheat, which is a major downer when making pudding. After a lot of poking around and trying out various flour substitute recipes from various gluten free sources, I found this recipe: 700 grams cornstarch 500 grams tapioca starch 300 grams white rice flour 200 grams brown rice flour […]

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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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Yorkshire Polony

First things first: no, this is not a recipe for Baloney / Bologna / etc. This is for Yorkshire Polony, a mild cooked sausage from Yorkshire, NE England. You will need some special equipment here: a meat grinder, a sausage stuffer, and inedible fibre sausage casings. In this ingredient list I will give you percentages […]

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Satay peanut sauce

1 cup chunky peanut butter 1/2 cup very hot water 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup lime juice 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons sesame oil 2 tablespoons chili/garlic paste 6 cloves garlic, peeled & minced 3 scallions, chopped finely 1/4 cup chopped cilantro The most difficult ingredient to find is likely to be […]

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