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Milkshake

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What better than an ice-cold milkshake in summer? Flavours and combinations are endless, though vanilla, fruit and chocolate remain favourites. Milkshakes are very simple to make...

16/10/2008

Praline

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Praline is frequently used in cakes and confectionery. Individual pralines are delicious with coffee, or praline can be used to garnish cakes and confectionery, where the possibil...

19/05/2008

Custard

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Custard is more than a side serving: it can soften acidic desserts or bring out the flavour of a dessert with its subtle vanilla flavour. It's usually served hot with puddings...

19/05/2008

Sweet pastry

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Sweet, crunchy pastry makes delicious strawberry tarts, fruit pies and cream pastries that remind us of our childhood! It's child's play to make, too. Here are our rules, recipes...

12/03/2008

Puff pastry

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Many are reluctant to try puff pastry because they think it's complicated, takes too long and you need to be a masterchef to do it. Wrong! You do need a bit of time on your hands...

04/03/2008

Shortcrust pastry

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Shortcrust pastry is used to make pies, tarts, quiches, turnovers and crusts. It's a versatile, simple and essential kitchen staple. Here's our basic recipe and tips. See all...

04/03/2008

Meringue

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Whether you're making dry, sticky, French, Italian or Swiss meringue, all are made using the same two ingredients: egg whites and sugar. Variations are made by altering the quantities...

25/02/2008

Whipped cream

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Eating whipped cream feels like eating a fresh, soft, sweet cloud. It's a calorific bomb, but so good it's hard to resist! Whipped cream was first invented in 1660 by Vatel in...

22/02/2008

Gingerbread recipe and tips

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Gingerbread is a childhood favourite and conjures up warm images of gingerbread men and gingerbread houses like in fairy tales such as Hansel and Gretel. It's also a warm, spicy...

18/12/2007

How To Make Icing

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Cakes topped with sugary coloured icing look so much better! Here's how to make perfect icing. Ingredients to make around 300g of icing: 1 egg white250-300g sifted powdered icing...

13/12/2007

17 Amazingly Yummy Ways To Pimp Your Yule Log This Christmas

Home / Food and Drink / Desserts / 17 Amazingly Yummy Ways To Pimp Your Yule Log This Christmas

Didn't think you could ever make your standard choc-tasticly indulgent yule log better? Well you're wrong. And here's the proof. Believe us when we say you haven't tried yule...

10/12/2007