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How To: Chop Chillis

How To Chop Chillis Skill Level: Easy Equipment you will need for this technique: • Chopping board • Sharp knife Chef Tasty recommends chopping chillies first into rings, then finely chopping the rings. Alternatively, slice the chillies lengthways, remove the seeds and inner membranes (the hottest parts of the chilli) ... more

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How to separate eggs the easy way

Here is a simple and easy way to separate eggs without the mess and fuss! 1. Break the eggs into the bowl. Do not over-crowd the eggs. 2. Gently push a tablespoon underneath an egg yolk. 3. Lift up the egg yolk gently. 4. Gently lift the spoon higher. The ... more

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How to Make Homemade Puff Pastry

Homemade Puff Pastry Ingredients 3 cups plain flour 1½ tbsp. sugar 1½ tsp. salt 1½ cups (24 tbsp.) cold unsalted butter, cut into ¼-inch cubes ½ cup plus 1 tbsp. ice water 2 tsp. lemon juice Directions To make the puff pastry, combine the flour, sugar and salt in the ... more

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How To: Prepare Garlic

When you’re at the store, find a nice, heavy head of garlic. It should be firm and heavy for its size. You need to break the garlic up into cloves. On a cutting board, give the garlic a little push with the palm of your hand and it will break ... more

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How To: Garnish Your Food

Make even weeknight meals special—these super easy techniques will have you finishing your dishes like a pro! Curls & Twirls. Use a vegetable peeler to shave large curls from wedges of Parmesan cheese or milk chocolate bars. For example: Top salads or pasta dishes with curls of Parmesan. Arrange chocolate ... more

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How To: Carve Your Meat

How to carve boneless roasts Boneless roasts, like rolled pork tenderloin, boned and tied leg of lamb, and beef are easy to carve. 1. Hold the roast steady with a long-handled meat fork. 2. With the knife held perpendicular to the cutting board, cut across the grain into thin uniform slices. Cut ... more

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How To: Make Gravy

How to make an easy and delicious gravy. Ingredients • pan juices from any roast and roasting pan • 1/4 cup dry white wine • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter • 1/2 cup plain flour • 5 cups chicken broth • 1 teaspoons salt • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Directions • ... more

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How To: Use Honey in Baking

To substitute honey for sugar in recipes, start by substituting up to half of the sugar called for. With a little experimentation, honey can replace all the sugar in some recipes. When baking with honey, remember the following: Reduce any liquid called for by 1/4 cup for each cup of ... more

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How To: Make Pan Sauces

Learn how to make a incredible pan sauce. If you want to elevate your cooking skills to a new level and add a whole lot more to your gastronomy repertoire, learn how to make a simple pan sauce. With this technique in your cooking bag of tricks, you can turn ... more

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How To: Cook with Herbs

Boost the flavour in your recipes by using fresh herbs. Herbs are fun and easy to grow. When harvested they make even the simplest meal seem like a gourmet delight. By using herbs in your cooking you can easily change the flavours of your recipes in many different ways, according ... more

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