Category Archive: Techniques and Tips

Too easy Homemade tortillas for quick mexican meals

Ever looked in the pantry and decided you wanted quesadilla, only to find out there are no tortillas?  Don’t fret, there is a solution.  If you have flour, water, oil and salt, you… Continue reading

Did you know you can make fresh Ricotta, at home?

I use Ricotta all the time, mainly in pastas, but there are so many more things that you can do with it; tarts, desserts, baked with parmesan and olives, stuffings, the options are… Continue reading

Making a great Risotto isn’t really that hard, is it?

Risotto is the epitome of Italian Home cooking and comfort food.  You’d think by the fear of God that Gordon Ramsey puts into his Hell’s Kitchen Contestants when they get it wrong, and the amount of issues… Continue reading

Making Pastry

Making pastry is fairly easy, there are only a few things that you want to keep in mind; Keep the butter cold Use Cold water Rest your dough, in the fridge Be patient… Continue reading

Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients 2 Cups of Stock (either Vegetable or Chicken stock) 750g Pumpkin – chopped 2 onions 2 cloves of garlic 1/2 tsp nutmeg salt and pepper to taste Milk (optional) Method Chop Pumpkin… Continue reading

Making Jam

Take equal quantities of fruit and sugar and a knob of butter and you’re done! Ingredients 1 kg of Mixed Berries 1 kg Jam Sugar 1 knob of butter Method Either blend the… Continue reading

Souffle’

I have always wanted to make a soufflé, but for some reason it has always seemed slightly out of reach.  One of my close friends who is a major foodie would whip one… Continue reading

Making Burnt Butter Sauce

This week I had seen a lot of programs, recipes and posts using burnt butter sauce on pasta, I thought I’d give it a go. Beurre noisette or browned butter is part of… Continue reading

How to make Burnt Butter Sauce

Burnt butter Sauce can be made with a wide rangers of flavours and textures – the choice is up to you. This quantity it makes enough to cover 6 large ravioli. – Serves… Continue reading

Caramelised Onions

Last weekend I bought the yummiest bread from Moore Wilson.  It as a Sage and Onion Focaccia and it was stunning, a perfect accompaniment for the Pumpkin Soup that I was going to… Continue reading