Tag Archive: cooking

Feb 08

Christmas Pudding Ale seasonings

This is a message from the future! For once, it came out magnificently on the first attempt so I’ve stuck with this recipe ever since.  So I’ve devised a recipe for what I’m hoping will be a nice Christmas Pudding Ale. The Youngs one, if I remember correctly, is just a winter warmer mixed with …

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Aug 07

Cinder Toffee (Puff Candy)

Ok, so this is a tricky little bugger to get right, but here’s the easy bit: Ingredients 270 g sugar 170 ml water 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda That’s it. First, some notes. These are formed from my own failed attempts to get it right. You may need some trial and error to get it …

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Jul 21

A made-up double marinade

I’ve no idea if this is going to work, but it smells beautiful and fresh. 8 banana shallots, very finely chopped / shredded 4 hot green chillies, very finely chopped / shredded, with seeds kept in 2 inch cube ginger, grated 4 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tbsp white wine vinegar Organise this lot and mix …

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Jul 01

Sweet Chilli Sauce (of the nippy variety)

Ok, so this is the easiest thing in the world to make, takes ten minutes, and tastes amazing. Here’s what you’ll need: 100ml white wine vinegar (malt will do, but white wine is nicer) 100g muscovado (or other light brown) sugar 1 tbsp tomato puree 2 tbsp water 3 hot green chillies, finely chopped, seeds …

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Jun 17

Vegetable Stock

Ingredients 3 tomatoes (diced) 1 stick celery (diced) 8-10 button mushrooms 1 tbsp black peppercorns 3 garlic cloves, crushed but whole 1 bulb of fennel (diced) 1/2 an onion (diced) 1/2 a leek (diced) 1 carrot (diced) 4 fresh parsley stalks (roughly chopped) 1 tbsp olive oil Method Heat the olive oil in the stockpot …

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May 25

Joarron

Updated and Edited to add extra yum. Ok, so first off, this recipe is a bit of an invention. We made up the recipe as we went along and through a bizarre twist of fate produced something truly wonderful. Unfortunately, I didn’t write down what I did so this is basically done from memory. I …

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May 03

Updated: Chicken Sneaka Masala part 3: The Masala

I’ll start out by offering sincerest apologies to anyone reading this who may consider Indian food their natural diet. I’ve taken certain liberties here to produce something that appeals to my western palate while, I hope, staying faithful to the Indian techniques normally used for this type of dish. This is essentially a Masala – …

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May 03

Chicken Sneaka Masala part 2: Sneaking

This bit is easy. It’s just tikkafying the marinaded chicken. Only reason I’m doing a post about it is to reveal the Secret Incantation of the Sacrificial Potato. You’re going to skewer your chicken and need something to rest the skewers on so it’s suspended above the grill pan, right? Otherwise it sticks! So, get …

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May 03

Chicken Sneaka Masala part 1: Marinade

This is a pretty standard ‘tikka’ style marinade. There’s nothing clever about it and it’s been nicked wholesale from just about every Indian cookery book I’ve ever seen. It is, however, going to give a bit of flavour for my soon-to-be-produced Sneaka Masala, so I’m including it here for completeness. As ever, getting everything laid …

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Apr 23

Chicken Sneakaloo

So we invented a curry last night. Couldn’t decide what to make so in the end we decided to make it up as we went along. And it turned out pretty good too. It’s fairly fiery, with lots of sour onion flavour but very nomworthy. Here’s what we did. Ingredients 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds 1/2 …

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