How to build the perfect salad

How to build the perfect salad

How to build the perfect salad Long gone are the days of a boring salad. We grew up in the 1970s and a salad consisted of lettuce, cucumber, tomato, maybe some spring onions, or a radish or two or maybe grated carrot. It was invariably accompanied by a blob of salad...
Get smart with salad dressing

Get smart with salad dressing

Get smart with salad dressing A good salad dressing is essential to make your recipe complete by enhancing and complementing the ingredients of the dish. Make a basic salad dressing The ratio for a classic vinaigrette is three parts oil (try extra virgin olive oil,...
Make your food waste more a-peeling

Make your food waste more a-peeling

Make your food waste more a-peeling Save on food waste and make use of all those vegetable peelings and off-cuts. They can be kept in the fridge or freezer until you’re ready to make up a batch of stock or soup. As long as your veg parings are clean and free of dirt...
What is Blind Baking?

What is Blind Baking?

What is Blind Baking? Blind baking is when a pastry case for a pie or tart is baked before adding the filling – it’s most important when you’re going to use a wet filling, such as custard. If a wet filling is poured over raw pastry it prevents the pastry base from...
How much pastry do I need?

How much pastry do I need?

How much pastry do I need? Unless you are working to a specific recipe for a pie, tart or flan it’s not always easy to determine just how much shortcrust pastry is required. We can hear you asking, “how much pastry do I need?” Although the process of making a batch of...

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