RecipesDish typePies and tartsPastry Shortcrust pastryA French friend of mine gave me this recipe for shortcrust pastry and it works a treat every time. It makes one 25cm pastry base for a quiche or a fruit tart.54 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 1 pastry case200g plain flour1/8 teaspoon salt (or a pinch)120g cold, unsalted butter, cubed6 tablespoons of iced waterMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:15min ›Extra time:45min chilling › Ready in:1hr15minIn a food processor, mix together flour and salt.
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AllrecipesRoasted peppers lend themselves to a variety of dishes. You can find jarred roasted peppers, but when fresh are on offer - or if you& 39;re lucky enough to have a bumper crop from your garden - why not roast your own? Here we show you how, using three different methods.You& 39;ll need:1.
The red raspberry is a hardy variety that is available in both summer-bearing and ever-bearing types. Because raspberries are fragile and perishable, the quality of fresh raspberries from your own garden always beats the shop-bought product. Raspberries are an especially valuable addition to your home garden, and they are easy to grow.
Making pastry needn& 39;t be intimidating - it can even be very satisfying. Learn how to make delicious melt in the mouth pastry in seven easy steps. Once you& 39;ve conquered the skill, use it in any sweet or savoury recipe that calls for shortcrust pastry.1Combine dry ingredientsWeigh out the measurements in the recipe you are using.
Barbecued fish is a smart, tasty and healthy way to enjoy our short barbecuing season. Whether it& 39;s marinated salmon kebabs or a delicate fillet of sole, you can get great results when cooking fish on the BBQ. We& 39;ll show you the basic steps so you can get great results every time.
Healthy soups make for delicious lunches and suppers that are as pleasing to the taste buds as they are friendly to the waistline. Here are a few tricks for upping the flavour of your soups whilst lowering their fat content.Make it low fat and deliciousIf your recipe calls for pre-cooked vegetables - such as onions, celery or carrots - use a very small quantity of oil.
Ruth Werner and Nancy Newberry|A fresh fruit bouquet makes for a fun - and healthy - centrepiece at parties, barbecues or special occasions. Kids and adults alike will adore it, and with just a little effort it& 39;s surprisingly easy to make.1Gather your materials:A foam ball to fit the vase or decorative flower pot you will put the final bouquet in.
Roast your own peppers and chillies at home to bring out their flavour and add a special smokiness to your dishes. You& 39;ll save money to boot, as jarred roasted peppers can be expensive!This video shows you 3 different ways to roast peppers:Under the grillOver a gas flameOn the bbq1Under the grillPreheat your grill or turn your oven to 250 degrees, gas mark 9.
Many of us love the smooth look of fondant icing for Christmas cakes and special occasion cakes. Read on for tips on how to get your fondant icing looking its best!Preparing the cakeWhether rolled or poured, fondant looks best if you& 39;ve covered your cake with either a marzipan or buttercream layer.
There are more than a dozen Crop families. We have focused on a small selective list of crop families that are most common in kitchen gardens. Crop families are grouped by their common names and put the scientific name in parentheses.Carrot or parsley family (Apiaceae): Carrot, celery, celeriac, chervil, coriander, dill, fennel, parsley, parsley root, parsnipSunflower family (Asteraceae): Artichoke, chicory, dandelion, endive, escarole, Jerusalem artichoke, lettuce, radicchio, tarragonMustard family (Brassicaceae): Arugula, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, cress, horseradish, kale, kohlrabi, mustard greens, pak choi, radish, rutabaga, turnip, watercressGoosefoot family (Chenopodiaceae): Beetroot, orach, spinach, Swiss chardBean family (Fabaceae): Bean, pea, edamame, fava beans, alfalfaMorning glory family (Convolvulaceae): Sweet potatoesSquash or melon family (Cucurbitaceae): Cucumber, melon, pumpkin, summer squash, watermelon, winter squash, courgette, marrowBean family (Fabaceae): Alfalfa, bean, edamame, broad bean, peaGrass family (Gramineae): SweetcornMint family (Lamiaceae): Basil, marjoram, all mint varieties, oregano, sage, rosemary, thyme, lavenderOnion family (Liliaceae): Asparagus, chives, garlic, leek, onion, spring onions, shallotsMallow family (Malvaceae): OkraNightshade family (Solanaceae): Aubergine, pepper, potato, tomato, tomatillo (husk tomato)Valerian family (Valerianaceae): Corn salad / mache.
Watch how to make delicate flower decorations for your special occasion cake, using your favourite buttercream recipe.What you& 39;ll need• Piping bags• Various nozzles• Buttercream icing• Food colouring• Cake or cupcakesArticle provided by:AllrecipesHistoryMy recently viewed recipes
Brandon|Wondering how to fillet a mackerel? Buy a whole mackerel and fillet it yourself with this easy how-to guide.1Flip over the mackerel so that it is belly up. Insert the tip of a sharp knife into the vent.2Pulling the knife up from the vent, make a shallow cut from the vent to the bottom of the head.
Picture by:DianneIf you want perfect turkey gravy for your Christmas dinner, read on for tips and techniques to achieve gravy success every time.1Heat 1 litre of turkey stock, chicken stock or water (or a combination of stock and water) in a saucepan until hot but not boiling.
If you& 39;re carving pumpkins this Halloween and are stuck for ideas, check out these easy to follow Jack-o-lantern templates. Click the links below to download the templates you& 39;d like to use, then print them out as a guide when you& 39;re carving your pumpkins!
Brandon Aleson|Learn how to joint a rabbit with our step-by-step guide and video.What you& 39;ll need...• One rabbit• Sharp chef& 39;s knife• Cutting board1Separate the hind legs from the body by cutting through the joint. Pull one leg away from the body and cut down between the leg and the body.
Welcome in any Christmas hamper or as a treat round Halloween, fudge is a favourite for gift-giving. Learn how to avoid grainy, crystallised fudge and make batches of several different flavours to wow your family and friends.Fudge is a delicious combination of sugar, butter, milk and flavourings such as chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch, walnut or even peanut butter.
Proofing yeast is an important step when baking with yeast. It is done before adding the flour and other ingredients to ensure that the yeast is still active and properly leavens the dough. It only takes a few minutes and it should never be skipped. After all, who wants to go through the trouble and waste of mixing and kneading dough only to find out the dough did not rise because the yeast was stale?
Learn how to cook salmon with ease. Read on for tips on pan-frying, poaching, baking and barbecuing salmon to perfection.Salmon in briefWhy salmon?Not only is salmon delicious, but it& 39;s also good for you! Heart-healthy salmon is full of omega-3 fatty acids, plenty of protein and an abundance of vitamins, including B vitamins, and the antioxidant, vitamin E.
Learn how to make Christmas cut-out biscuits in the shapes of stars, gingerbread men or Christmas trees, which can be decorated in almost any way you can imagine! Make a whole lot in November, then freeze them to have to hand throughout the festive season.A few simple tools make it easierAside from the ingredients in your recipe, a rolling pin, baking paper, cookie or biscuit cutters and flat baking sheets without edges, will make your job much easier.
Picture by:foodfanaticLearn how to make pancakes with these foolproof step-by-step directions and photos, and you will never be defeated by a pancake again! Served with sugar and lemon, these pancakes are a favourite on Pancake Day or anytime.IngredientsWe used a basic pancake recipe that serves 4 to 6, which can easily be halved:250g plain flour1/4 teaspoon of salt2 large eggs500ml milkYou& 39;ll also need butter for frying, and caster sugar and fresh lemons to serve (if desired).