Entries tagged flour

December 2nd, 2013

Salmon in chirimea sauce

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Another recipe from Jerusalem. I think after Nigel Slater’s Appetite it is now the cookbook that I’ve cooked the most recipes from.  It seems to be one of those cookbooks where everything turns out exactly like the picture. This was a really interesting dish. The sauce is quite spicy but subtle, and it includes roasted […]

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December 2nd, 2013

Challah

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Well, this one was fun. Challah and fried fish was a regular friday night meal for us as kids. Mum used to go shopping at the Preston market on friday and buy butter-fish and challah, and would fry the fish in a pan with a coating of flour. Kate had never eaten challah, and I […]

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July 12th, 2013

Salami and buffalo mozzarella pizza

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I’ve been using another pizza dough recipe lately, one from Lucky Peach. It’s a bit of effort to make without a mixer with a dough hook (takes a lot of beating with a wooden spoon and a lot of messing kneading). It freezes really well though, so I have been making batches and freezing balls […]

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September 2nd, 2012

Overly elaborate chicken pie

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The most complicated pie I’ve ever made. I knew I wanted a chicken pie, and I kind-of made this up as I went along. It was fun to make, and tasted great. First up: the pastry. I made some quick puff pastry using roughly combined flour, water and butter — rolled and folded 4 times […]

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June 2nd, 2012

Stir fry with home-made ramen noodles

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This one was a while ago again, and another Lucky Peach special: my first attempt at home-made ramen noodles. A fascinating thing: alkaline salt. You make it by slowly baking baking soda (crazy I know): it transforms sodium-bicarbonate to sodium-carbonate, an essential ingredient in those yellow noodles which aren’t egg noodles, but look and taste […]

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January 29th, 2012

Chocolate ganache tart with cream cheese pastry and raspberries

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This was a new recipe for me, but using techniques that I’d tried before. I made it for a dinner party at a friend’s place. The pastry is actually an adaptation of a cookie dough recipe from Smitten Kitchen. It is a cream cheese dough, with extra richness from egg and orange zest. It is […]

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December 11th, 2011

Zucchini fritters

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I tried making zucchini fritters for the first time the other day. I did my typical first-time-recipe-research-thingy of googling around for anything to do with “zucchini fritters”, reading all the recipes, seeing what I liked, then making something up that sounded about right. All the recipes included zucchini (of course), either grated or very thinly […]

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July 5th, 2011

Sticky date pudding

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It’s been a particularly cold winter in Melbourne this year, so I thought we deserved a pudding. Mum used  to make this when we were kids, I’ve never made it myself before. It’s really just a wet cake mix with dates, and a toffee sauce poured over. I used a David Herbert recipe, but there are […]

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June 29th, 2011

Chicken schnitzel with mushroom gravy

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A classic Australian pub meal. But this time home made! We don’t have a meat tenderiser, so instead I used the bottom of a large jar to pound the chicken breasts flat. You need to be organised to make schnitzel – seasoned chicken, flour, egg, breadcrumbs – all lined up. (As neat as this all […]

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June 25th, 2011

Beef and mushroom casserole (with extra gravy)

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I felt like making a beef casserole this weekend. I can’t count the number of times and variations on this theme that I’ve cooked in my life, but (if I do say so myself) this one is particularly good. Tip #1 for great casserole: chuck steak. Don’t buy that “super lean diced beef” from the […]

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