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Dry ice ice cream

I held out for ages, but Kat has a ‘desserts’ school cookery project, so we gave in, and had a crack at making ice-cream with dry ice today. We almost didn’t start, as the delivery driver couldn’t find our gate … Continue reading

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Playing with custard

Summary – recipe for set custard Ingredients (for ~400g = enough for 4 people) 150g semi-skimmed milk 200g double cream 100g egg yolks (6 medium eggs) 1 tsp vanilla essence 30g caster sugar 3 g (1.5 leaves) leaf gelatin Method … Continue reading

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Superb lunch at Sat Bains development kitchen

This weekend, for Kat’s birthday, we went to Sat Bains, (the name of the restaurant, and the name of the proprietor and chef).  We are lucky enough to have been a few times before, to the main restaurant, and always … Continue reading

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The incredible part is not the food

I’ve watched two of the Heston Blumenthal ‘incredible challenge‘ programmes now, the first on airplane food, and the second on submarine catering.  There was the normal slightly wacky thoughts at the start – sufficiently far out that I have to … Continue reading

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Fast caramelised onions

Caramelised onions are lovely, but very slow.  Not any longer. Thanks to a set of guidelines here, they can be cooked in 15 minutes, and come out better than ever before.  The secret is a tiny amount of baking powder, … Continue reading

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