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Sweet Pastry

Sweet Pastry

Makes 950g (suitable for 2 lrg tarts)Ready In: 10minsGood For: Tarts, pies, flans, petit foursIngredients 450g flour (not premium or strong) 300g cold butter 160g icing sugar- sifted 1egg- beaten pinch salt Step by Step Instructions Step 1 I find using a blender or...

Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Ganache

Makes 10Ready In: 10minsGood To: Have ready in the fridge or freezer for multiple preparations  Ingredients 800g dark chocolate 800g cream 30g butter lrg pinch salt Step by Step Instructions Step 1 It goes without saying that the better the chocolate (you use)...

Succotash

Succotash

Servings 6Ready In: 12 minsGood For: Salads, as relish or a fillingIngredients 1 lrg corn on the cob 1 small chilli- chopped 1 tomato-chopped 1/2 capsicum-chopped into small dice 1/2 tsp mustard seed 2 spring onion-sliced 30ml olive oil 30g butter 100g cooked chick...

Fresh Pasta

Fresh Pasta

Makes 900gReady In: 5minsGood For: Any pasta dishIngredients 500g strong flour or tipo '00' flour 120g fine semolina 4 eggs- beaten 30ml olive oil 50ml cold water 8g salt flour for rolling Step by Step Instructions Step 1 It's essential to use strong flour when making...

Cheese Sauce

Cheese Sauce

Makes 1 litreReady In: 30minsGood For: Pasta, vegetables, basesIngredients 1 shallot or onion-chopped 2 cloves garlic 90g butter 90g flour 1.1lit milk 1/2 tsp English mustard 100g cheese-grated salt and pepper to taste Step by Step Instructions Step 1 Heat a medium...

Tomato Sauce

Tomato Sauce

Makes 1 litreReady In: 30- 45minsGood For: Pasta, rice, base for braise dishIngredients 2 x 400g tinned chopped tomatoes 1 onion-chopped 1 celery-chopped 3 cloves garlic-chopped 60ml olive oil 2tsp tomato paste 1tsp paprika 2tsp brown sugar 3tsp vinegar 1/2 fresh...

Brine Mixture

Brine Mixture

Makes 500ml   Ready In: 3 mins Good For: Curing, Marinading Ingredients 500ml hot water 4tbsp sea salt 2tbsp brown sugar 2tsp spices of choice 1 tsp star anise 2 cloves garlic- peeled and left whole 1 fresh chilli- coarsely chopped 4 thick slices lemon Step by...

Blackened Seasoning

Blackened Seasoning

Makes 85g  Ready In: 3 minsGood For: Curing, MarinadingIngredients 2 tsp onion powder 2 tsp dried thyme 2 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp dried chilli powder 2 tsp coriander powder 2tsp cumin powder 1tsp mustard powder 1tsp Szechuan peppercorns- crushed 1tsp garlic...

Steamed Bok Choy with Mark’s Asian Dipping Sauce

Steamed Bok Choy with Mark’s Asian Dipping Sauce

Servings 2Ready In: 4 minsGood For: Lunch, Dinner or Side DishIngredients 2 heads bok choy 4dsp Mark's Asian dipping sauce- see recipe salt to season water Step by Step InstructionsStep 1 Trim the base off the bok choy and rinse the leaves in cold water. Drain well. ...

The Creamiest Lemon Curd

The Creamiest Lemon Curd

Servings  2 jarsReady In: 30minGood For: DessertIngredients 160ml fresh lemon juice (approx 6 lemons) zest from 3 lemons 290g caster sugar 4 eggs- beaten 2 pinches salt 165g butter- cut into medium pieces- 3cm Step by Step InstructionsStep 1 Wash the lemons in cold...