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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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April 27th, 2013

Flatbread

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From the recipe in the Moro cookbook. The dough takes about an hour, they cook in around 5 minutes, and are much better than shop-bought flatbread.

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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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July 10th, 2012

Ham hock ham stock

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This was my first ever attempt at ham stock. I’ve noticed ham hocks popping up around the place lately: at our local butcher (where this lovely smoky specimen was found), the gourmet supermarket across the road, even at the big chain supermarket down the street. I don’t know if they’ve always been readily available and […]

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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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April 10th, 2012

Poached pineapple

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I’m finding that Lucky Peach is great: not just to read, and not just for the whole recipes, but for small components of recipes. This recipe for this poached pineapple is actually supposed to be the basis for an upside down pineapple cake (which I was planning to make, until I realised that our hand-held […]

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June 22nd, 2011

No knead bread

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I tired out this recipe for no knead dutch-oven bread over the weekend – it was amazing – and super easy. You really don’t need to knead it, you just mix up the ingredients, leave them for 20 hours, fold the dough over and cook. I’ve made a lot of bread, but never been able […]

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February 2nd, 2011

Cornmeal, parmesan and poppyseed crackers

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I made these with K. Really easy and tasty. Recipe here.

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November 21st, 2010

Garlic chapatis

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More childhood food – mum used to cook these (without garlic – that is my addition) to have with chickpea curry. They were different to the “chappati” you get in Indian restaurants here (thinner, with folded layers of butter to make them puff up) – When I travelled in India a few years ago the […]

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November 14th, 2010

Steamed pork buns

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There was a lot of pork left over from last night, so I decided to try making home made pork buns. I used the Momofuku pork belly buns recipe for the dough. For the filling I just shredded the left over pork and reduced the sauce so that it was dark and sticky. Although it was pretty […]

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