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Perfect Pork

The whole thing about roast pork is getting the crackling right without overcooking the meat.   Overcooked pork is dry and unpleasant.  When it is just a little pink in the middle it is juicy and flavoursome.  Contrary to the current … Continue reading

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Blue Tarte Flambée

Known as flammekueche in Alsatian and flammkuchen in German, tarte flambée is incredibly simple. Typically made on a piece of thin, rolled-out bread dough, it has only three other main ingredients:  cheese,  onion, bacon. This not-pizza is traditionally made with fromage blanc.  But I … Continue reading

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Caramel Experiment

There was a post on Facebook suggesting an easy way to make powdered caramel from sugar was to bake sugar in the oven at a relatively low temperature for a long time.   I hypothesised that it should therefore be possible … Continue reading

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Jaffle Pies

My Chow Mein Toasted Sandwiches got me wondering whether I could use the sandwich iron to make jaffle pies. Only one way to find out.  I happened to have some sheets of pastry in the freezer so I got them … Continue reading

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Xanthan Experiment 1

I did my first cooking experiment with Xanthan gum today and added the tiniest half a smidgen to the tomato and coconut cream sauce in my beef curry, which is essentially the same as this Beef Sukka, except it is … Continue reading

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Handy Bread Hint

Living remote, I do not have ready access to fresh bread rolls so I must either buy them in bulk when I go to town, or bake my own.  Either way, living alone means I do not need a lot … Continue reading

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