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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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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