I needed some Chinese five spice blend for an ingredient challenge recipe, and it was a public holiday yesterday plus we don't drive anywhere unless we actually have a serious need for something we can't make because it's a minimum of 125km round trip to go anywhere to get anything... So I...
My understanding is that the term ’gunpowder potatoes’ originated from Dishoom, an up-market Indian restaurant in London. These days, you will find ready-made versions of this dish in supermarket aisles in the UK. Its based on the Indian street food 'aloo chat’. My version is probably a bit...
Hello all - This dish was fun to make and not much cleanup which I know we can all appreciate. Definitely Vegetarian friendly and I believe also Vegan?
Either way I hope you all enjoy!
160g red lentils/ masoor dal
½ tsp turmeric powder, plus an extra pinch
I want to take some spices away with me without having to take them in their containers eg cacao, truvia and sugar. Are there any known issues if I put all the spices in a freezer bag at room temperature in a dark dry place.
For the car journey, I'm taking a car fridge freezer. Would it be...
For people in the UK these spices shops may be useful.
The Spice Shop
I went to the Spice shop on Sunday and had a really good conversation about (you guessed it) chocolate quinoa and pizza.
He gave me this advice by email.
Currently we do not have any wattle seeds in stock...
This is the recipe I used courtesy of Madhur Jaffrey. It's from the north of India. Place the following ingredients in a spice grinder or mortar and grind to a very fine powder: 1 tblsp black cardamom seeds, 50 mm stick of cinnamon, 1 tsp black cumin seeds, 1 tsp whole cloves, 1 tsp black...
Yet another soup - but this one is spicy. You can substitute any of the root vegetables with others, depending on your location or taste.
1 medium parsnip
1 medium swede (rutabaga)
1 medium turnip
1 medium sweet potato
2 medium onions
2 medium carrots
1 stick celery
4 whole cloves...
I buy ground or dried herbs and spices as they last for months or years. I avoid fresh as they will run out long before I finish them. For example, if a recipe for a sprig of thyme or leaf of mint and I buy much more from the supermarket, it will go to waste.
A lot of recipes call for fresh...
I wanted to do something new for the recipe challenge, so I decided to make flapjacks. I had never made them before. I also had marzipan & dried cherries laying about so decided to use them as filling. My bars turned out a little too dark, so I have reduced the recommended baking time in this...