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Béchamel sauce

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A classic of French cuisine, béchamel is a key ingredient of dishes including lasagne, gratin and soufflé. If yours ends up lumpy, too runny, not salty enough, or you haven't...

25/02/2008

Carpaccio

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Carpaccio is a particular preparation of raw foods such as meat, fish, scallops, fruit and vegetables. The word carpaccio came from the Italian painter Vittore Scarpaccia (prono...

22/02/2008

All about tropical fruit

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There are so many out there we don't even know what some of them are, let alone how to tell when they're ripe and how to cook with them! Here's a panorama of our favourite exotic...

20/02/2008

Prawns

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Prawns are high in protein, very low in fat and filling, containing just 98 kcal per 100g, plus lots of Vitamins B12, B3 and zinc. Take care what you serve them with (they often...

20/02/2008

All about champagne

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Champagne is for special moments: parties, celebrations of love, success and big achievements in life. We often crack open the bubbly with dessert, but is this really the best...

20/02/2008

Potato varieties and uses

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Potatoes may look similar, but there's a huge variety out there! It can be difficult to know which potato to choose for which recipe; they have different textures, cooking times...

18/12/2007

Different Types Of Cheese

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There are over 700 cheeses produced in Britain! Soft and hard cheese, blue cheese and goat’s cheese… what are the differences? And which wine are they best served with? Soft...

13/12/2007

How to cook eggs

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Fried, boiled, scrambled, poached, baked or in omelette…there are many different ways of cooking eggs. What are the different methods? Fried eggIn a frying pan, heat up a knob...

11/12/2007

Different Types Of Flour

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Flour is an essential ingredient in cakes, bread, shortcrust, choux or puff pastry. Read up about the different types of flour and their uses. Flour is basically ground wheat...

11/12/2007

Cooking oils

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Which type of oil should you use for frying, heating, cold dishes and cakes? Follow our cooking oil guide! Definitions: Virgin olive oil: extracted by crushing the fruit without...

10/12/2007

Orange jelly with rum

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5 leaves of gelatine 2 oranges 1 pink grapefruit 400ml orange juice 50ml white rum (or 50ml Malibu) 50ml cane sugar syrup 300ml coconut milk 3 egg yolks 1 vanilla pod 50g sugar 2...

21/04/2004

Choca mocha nectar with coffee granita

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100g dark chocolate 200ml strong coffee (warm, not hot) 1 tbsp ground coffee 50g sugar 2 leaves of gelatine (4g) 400ml double cream 2 tbsp chocolate covered coffee beans 1-...

21/04/2004

Strawberry jelly with sorbet

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500g strawberries 40 g fructose (or 60g sugar) 5 leaves of gelatine Juice of 1/2 lemon Strawberry Sorbet 1 punnet of wild strawberries Fresh mint leaves 1- Process the strawberries...

21/04/2004

Fennel salad with lentils

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2 bulbs of fennel 2 carrots 2 bunches of celery 16 radishes 1.5 tablespoons vinagrette 2 tablespoons orange juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon warm water salt and black...

21/04/2004

Crab and grapefruit salad

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300g guacamole 1 grapefruit (pink if possible) 350g crab meat, drained 50g cashew nuts, crushed 2 shallots, finely chopped 2 tsp dill, chopped lemon juice lime 1- Peel and segment...

21/04/2004

Orange charlotte

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6 medium sized oranges 300g granulated sugar 200ml whipping cream 4 leaves of gelatine For this recipe you will need a round mould. 1- Firstly to caramelise the oranges: Cut...

01/04/2004

Charlotte aux pommes

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1 brioche 3 kg apples - Cox's Pippins or Golden Delicious are best 450g caster sugar 2 vanilla sugar, or a few drops of vanilla essence 25g gelatine powder, or 9 leaves 500g apricot...

01/04/2004

Charlotte gateaux with chestnuts

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250g sponge fingers 700g chestnut purée a few drops of vanilla essence 300g preserved chestnuts, in syrup 4 leaves of gelatine 400g whipping cream 5cl whisky ¼l water 200g caster...

01/04/2004

Chocolate eggs with fruit

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4 chocolate eggs 2 vanilla creams, chocolate mousses, or vanilla yoghurts Fruit of your choice: mango, kiwi, papaya, apple, banana and strawberry are ideal 4 tablespoons icing...

30/03/2004

Chocolate eggs

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800g cooking chocolate, at least 70% cocoa solids, for each 20 cm egg OR 500g milk chocolate for 15cm eggs 3 tablespoons oil Egg moulds Break chocolate into small pieces, melt...

30/03/2004