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Countdown To Christmas

There’s no doubt that being in charge of Christmas lunch can be a stressful task. It requires more than just a few good recipes; it needs a road map. But our foolproof planning guide will have you cruising through the big day with ease and style! 3-4 days ahead Make ... more

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Cooking conversions

Use this helpful guide to find baking and cooking conversions between metric, imperial and US cup measures. Convert carefully For most home cooks, an extra gram or two of an ingredient won’t make much of a difference. Once you start working with larger quantities, however, precision counts: an incorrect measurement ... more

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How to Perfect Gingerbread Biscuits

Want perfect gingerbread biscuits for Christmas? We have tried-and-tested tips to make gingerbread biscuit baking fun and easy, and you’re sure to have fun with the whole family decorating! Tips for gingerbread success: Chill the dough before rolling it out. You’ll find it is much easier to work with after ... more

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How to Make the Perfect Cheesecake

Baked cheesecake recipes shouldn’t be daunting with these easy tips. Tips for a perfect baked cheesecake The way a cheesecake is baked is the key to its perfection. Professional pastry chefs bake cheesecakes in a water bath. This method bakes the cake very gently so that it does not darken, ... more

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How to Roast Lamb

A beautifully roasted lamb turns any meal into a special occasion. Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to roast lamb to perfection every time. Season to taste First trim some of the excess fat off the joint if you wish. Chop up herbs or garlic and rub the mixture ... more

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How to Make Tasty Low-Fat Soup

Healthy soups make for delicious lunches and suppers that are as pleasing to the taste buds as they are friendly to the waistline. Here are a few tricks for upping the flavour of your soups whilst lowering their fat content. more

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How to Make Pancakes

Learn how to make pancakes with these foolproof step-by-step directions. Served with sugar and lemon, these pancakes are a favourite. more

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How to Grow Your Own Raspberries

Because raspberries are fragile and perishable, the quality of fresh raspberries from your own garden always beats the shop-bought product. Raspberries are an especially valuable addition to your home garden, and they are easy to grow. Once raspberries are established, they require relatively little maintenance. This article tells you how ... more

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How to Roast Beef – Cooking Times

A succulent roasted joint of beef is not hard to achieve with these roast beef cooking times. Simply season and roast to perfection! For best results, take your joint out of the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for about an hour before roasting. This will help to ... more

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How to Adapt A Recipe For The Slow Cooker

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You can adapt many conventional recipes for the slow cooker. Any oven or hob recipe that has some moisture in it – whether it is water, stock, wine or sauce – will work in your slow cooker. 
Halve the liquid amounts Because slow cookers work at low temperatures with lids ... more

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