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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 Get the Best Out of Deep Frying

Get the best out of frying! • The oil must reach a good temperature to brown the exterior of the food quickly while cooking it. That temperature is almost always between 150C and 180C degrees. • To be sure the oil is right use a frying thermometer. • Use sunflower ... more

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How to Make Perfect Paella

3 Steps to making a good Paella Paella is a saffron-flavored dish made with varying combinations of rice, vegetables, meat, chicken and seafood. Paella is one of the most versatile dishes to make. Paella also has the advantage of being great to clean out the fridge and use up leftover ... more

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How to Choose Quality Cookware

What to consider when buying a cookware set The role of a good cookware in the preparation of a sumptuous meal cannot be overemphasized. When one considers purchasing a good cookware the first point that comes to the mind is the budget. Buying a standard cookware within ones budget and ... more

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How to Use Chopsticks

Get to grips with chopsticks Place the first chopstick so that thicker part rests at the base of your thumb and the thinner part rests on the lower side of your middle fingertip. Bring your thumb forward so that it traps the stick firmly in place. At least two or ... more

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How to Serve Wines

A handy guide to serving wine at the correct temperatures. In very general, red wines are served at cooler room temperatures and white wines are best served chilled. When wines are served too warm they tend to taste unbalanced with an alcohol edge. When wines are served to cold the ... more

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How to Put Icing on a Cake

• Use the icing as soon as it is made. All icing sets up quickly and either forms a crust or becomes very stiff. • Buy a icing spatula to apply icing. A good icing spatula will enable you to work faster and the results will look great. • Thin ... more

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How to Store Cheese Properly

Store cheese in your refrigerator, which approximates the temperature of aging rooms. Keep it wrapped tightly in plastic, away from air. Air helps mold grow on cheese. If you get a little mold on the outside, just cut it off. The English say if mould won’t eat your cheddar it ... more

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How to Make the Best Pork Ribs

11 Tips to Making the Best Pork Ribs 1. Purchase ribs that are evenly covered in meat. In other words, don’t buy a slab that is fatty on one end and fleshy on the other. Avoid slabs that have exposed bones! 2. Allow for one pound of ribs per guest. ... more

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