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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 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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Two Barbeque Techniques

When it comes to barbequing, there are two main schools of thought for the techniques that you can use. 1. The first of these techniques and the most popular method for those who grill in their back yards is the style where the food is cooked directly over the source ... more

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How to Cook the Perfect Rice

Rice may be cooked by 3 methods, each of which requires a different proportion of water. These methods are boiling, which requires 12 times as much water as rice; the Japanese method, which requires 5 times as much; and steaming, which requires 2 1/2 times as much. Whichever of these ... more

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Basic Cookware Explained

With all the many types of cookware available . All-Clad, Calphalon, nonstick, stainless steel, uncoated or coated, cast iron, celebrity cookware and more, how can you choose the correct one for your needs? By examining the positives and negatives of each type of cookware your decision will become easier to ... more

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Handy Conversion Guide

Handy Conversions Precise measurements can be vital to cooking and baking success. Keep our essential guide handy for all weights and measures you might need. If using a fan-forced oven, your cooking time may be a little quicker, so start checking your food a little earlier. *These conversions have been ... more

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How to Make Fresh Pasta

Making fresh pasta is a therapeutic exercise that involves kneading and rolling a velvety dough not to mention the absolute pleasure of eating your perfect creations. All you need to make fresh pasta are two ingredients and a couple of hours spare time. A pasta machine isn’t essential but it ... more

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How to Roll a Sponge Cake

The key to a perfect sponge roll is to roll it immediately after baking so it holds its shape when filled. Step 1: Dust a large piece of non-stick baking paper with sugar. Turn the cake onto the paper. Remove the top sheet of paper from the cake. Step 2: ... more

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How to Cook Fresh Fish

The Best Way To Cook Your Freshly Caught Fish. A freshly caught fish can be cooked in a thousand and one ways. Any fisherman worth his salt has his own unique way of cooking a freshly caught trout, salmon or whatever fish he caught. So fisherman all across the country ... 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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