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Using a sugar thermometer

To achieve the correct results when boiling sugar, it’s essential to use a sugar thermometer. Check the accuracy of your thermometer by placing it in water that has just…

How to blanch tomatoes

I prefer blanched tomatoes as I do not like the consistency of tomato skin or seeds in a dish. Blanching is the easiest and quickest way to peel large…

Avoid cake flops

• If your cake has risen unevenly, it could be due to the oven temperature being too high or because the flour wasn’t sufficiently blended into the mixture. •…

Yorkshire pudding

Traditionally, Yorkshire pudding was served with roast beef in the county of Yorkshire, England.  The batter was placed under the meat to catch the meat drippings, but if you…

Cheat’s buffalo mozzarella

Buffalo mozzarella is not always readily available, but with a little twist you can make your own. Place the mozzarella ball into a deep mixing bowl and pour fullcream…

How to make a piping bag

If you find yourself without a piping bag, simply make your own by taking a piece of baking paper and rolling it into a cone shape. You can either…

Make the most of peas

• Add peas to bean, pasta or rice salads. • Mix peas with cottage cheese for a tasty spread. • Sprinkle blanched peas, crispy bacon and fresh ricotta over…

Say cheese

HOW TO MAKE LABNEH Labneh is a soft Lebanese cheese and is one of the easiest cheeses to make. To prepare it, put 500ml full-cream Greek style yoghurt in…

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