Burger seasoning

Any burger can be improved by some seasoning. This blend helps up the flavour quite a lot, and can be easily multiplied up and/or tweaked to taste. 2 tsp Salt 1 1/2 tsp Black Pepper 2 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp Onion Powder 2 tsp Paprika 2 tsp Smoked Paprika 1/2 tsp Mustard Powder Cook […]

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Brazilian Cheese Bread – Pao De Quejo

A naturally gluten free bread that also makes a good pizza base? Yes please! 2/3 cup (160ml) milk 1/3 cup (80ml) neutral oil such as avocado oil 2 cups (450g) tapioca flour/starch 6 ounces (170 grams) of cheese (Cheddar, mozzarella) (vary this to your taste, both for cheese variety and amount) 2 eggs 1 tsp […]

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Haggis

Now that I have made you recoil in terror, here is how to make Scotland’s national sausage with ingredients available in the US. Yes, I called it a sausage, because that’s what it is! SPECIAL EQUIPMENT NEEDED meat grinder vacuum sealer vacuum bag sous vide setup OR large lidded pot INGREDIENTS 1 large onion, diced […]

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Gluten Free Pie Crust

I have been experimenting with gluten free pie crust / short crust recipes. The experiments have been quite demoralising as none of the recipes have produced a nice, short pastry. This recipe delivers. I have used it for pecan pie and for mince pies. I have doubled it without any worries. Two words of caution, […]

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Gluten free lemon poppyseed muffins

This recipe makes 12 regular sized muffins, or 6 giant ones. DRY INGREDIENTS 1 and 2/3 cups whole oats heaped 1/2 cup corn starch 1 teaspoon xanthan gum 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup white sugar 1/4 cup poppy seeds WET INGREDIENTS 2 eggs 1 cup lemon flavoured […]

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Carrot pudding

Here’s a recipe from Mrs Beeton from 1859 or so. It’s delicious. 1/2 lb. of bread crumbs (gluten free alt: mix of oats and corn flakes) 4 oz. of suet (or butter) 3/4 lb. carrot 1/4 lb. raisins 1/4 lb. currants 3 oz. sugar 3 eggs milk 1 tsp ground nutmeg Boil the carrots in […]

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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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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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