A great trick if you are on the run and need to peel an orange without a knife. + Recipes using orange segments and how to make candied orange peel.
Ask the question: ‘How do I make a flaky shortcrust pastry?’ and you’ll get a dozen different answers. So we’ve gathered some of the latest thinking on how to deliver a flaky pastry. We’ve also included a YouTube video from Kaiser Culinary University which shows the method to make pastry in case you need a reminder or are new to pastry making.
When you are measuring honey or molasses or any sticky substance, lightly oil the measuring cup or spoon with unflavoured oil (sunflower or groundnut oil are perfect) or butter to make it easier to pour out.
Steve Sando of Rancho Gordo shows you how to soak dried beans and cook them the right way in this…
With the help of a microwave, this healthy vegetable can be on the table less than 6 minutes. + VIDEO: The easy way to shuck corn.
Thanks to christianlauer.com for this elegant video showing how to make scrumptious healthy chocolate muffins.
Financiers are delicate little cakes using egg whites to give them a light texture. Chef Toni Lynn Dickinson, Senior Coordinator of the Pastry Arts at The International Culinary Centre in New York, takes you step-by-step in making and baking financiers.
WITH VIDEO: There are a few ways to separate an egg but our favourite by far comes from Greg at Greg’s Kitchen (hasn’t he got great energy?). You’ll need an empty plastic water bottle (and an egg of course).
Do you ever find that the onions you use in a raw recipe taste too strong: here’s a tip from Rick Bayless, the US chef, to mellow the flavour of raw onions so they don’t overpower a salsa or salad. + A curated video that shows why onions make you cry and what to do to avoid it.