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5 tips to faster cooking 

Published on July 1, 2024

Cooking is a fun and rewarding experience, but it can also be time-consuming and stressful when you’re in a rush. With these 5 clever hacks, you can simplify your kitchen routine and make meal prep more efficient.    Prep ingredients ahead of time  Preparing your ingredients in advance is one of the best ways to streamline […]

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Render your steak in just 3 steps 

Published on June 14, 2024

Frying meat that has a fat layer, such as steak, doesn’t need more than salt and pepper to be exquisite – if cooked right. There’s one pitfall many people see: the all-important fat is forgotten when cooked. Here’s how to render (cook out) the fat while adding tons of flavour to your steak!  Step 1: […]

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Making rough pastry from scratch 

Published on June 14, 2024

Making pastry from scratch changes your end product entirely, and this recipe doesn’t have to include hours of folding, rolling and shaping to give you that classic, crispy-layered buttery flakes that it’s known for.  Cheat’s rough-puff pastry  Makes about 400g  Rough puff pastry is super easy to make because the idea is to not blend […]

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How to caramelise butter 

Published on June 14, 2024

Adding butter to dishes not only adds flavour, but helps with the caramelisation process in cooking. Remember, butter burns quite quickly so keep some lemon juice on stand-by.   Why it works  Caramelisation is a cooking reaction that intensifies flavour. It also adds a hint of nutty sweetness that compliments savoury dishes very well.  Our forever-favourite […]

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How to poach an egg perfectly at home 

Published on June 6, 2024

Poached eggs are the epitome of a restaurant-level brunch or brekkie. The trick to bring this elevated egg to your own stove is creating a vinegar bath.  Get it perfect, every time:  To achieve the perfect poached egg, crack one into a small ramekin or bowl and cover entirely with vinegar (between ¼ and 1/3 […]

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Ways to save your cooking mistakes  

Published on June 6, 2024

Don’t let a single mistake keep you from serving something glorious! Here’s how to save what you might think is a total fail.  Fix over-whipped eggs  Oh no! You’ve put in too much elbow grease and deflated egg whites so now they’ve got water at the bottom of mixture. This means your protein bonds in […]

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3 tips for a delicious coffee brew at home 

Published on June 5, 2024

You don’t need to go to a coffee shop for a delicious morning brew. Unlock the secrets of making your perfect cup of coffee at home with these great tips.   Froth your milk   Want to make you regular to-go latte order at home? Yes, please! Add some foam to your cuppa by frothing your […]

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3 tips to make the perfect burger 

Published on June 5, 2024

Get ready to impress your friends (and your taste buds). From ingredient choices to technique, here are three ways to take your burger from ordinary to extraordinary.  Choose the right meat  When it comes to burgers, choosing the right meat is crucial. The more fat there is in the meat, the juicier and more delicious […]

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Tips for better baking 

Published on May 24, 2024

Being a good baker is all about having a trustworthy recipe, but most of all about being precise.  Always use a scale.   Weighing out ingredients, rather than using cup measures, is the best way to keep ingredients precise. It also helps deliver a consistent bake.   Use room temperature ingredients   (unless otherwise stated in […]

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How to make the smoothest hummus ever

Published on May 22, 2024

It’s time to up your hummus game with International Hummus Day (15 May) around the corner. These top tips to creating the best homemade dip will make sure you ace it.  Tahini  Flavour is key so even if your hummus is super smooth, it won’t matter if the flavours aren’t right! A classic hummus recipe […]

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