Tempering chocolate – slab method

What you will need: Chocolate Spatula Marble or Granite slab Double boiler Thermometer (an instant read thermometer is the best) It is vital that chocolate must be tempered first before it is used. When chocolate is melted and then properly pre-crystallized, it will harden with a crisp snap, it will easily release from a mould and it will have a …

Red Cabbage Salad

1/3 head red cabbage, and very finely shredded 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 large ripe mangoes peeled, fruit sliced from the pit, and diced 1 stalk spring onion (optional) 30ml lemon juice 5ml ground coriander 2.5ml ground pepper 15ml lemon juice 15ml granulated sugar 15ml olive oil Directions Place the cabbage in a large bowl and toss it with the salt, …

Macaroni and Cheese

250g Macaroni Pasta 1.5L Water 7.5ml Salt   Measure of 1.5 L water into a large cooking pot Add the salt to the water Bring the water to a rolling boil Add the paste and cook until soft and tender – do not over cook or the pasta will break The cooking should take about 20 min. Drain and set …

Meat Tourtiere

Pastry: 2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 170g Butter or Lard 90ml cold water Filling: 450g Ground Beef 200g Ground Pork 1 small Onion 1 clove Garlic 1 large Potato 1 sprig of Thyme 1/4 tsp Cinnamon 1/4 tsp Cloves 1/4 tsp Nutmeg 5ml Salt 2.5 ml Pepper Instructions: Preheat the oven to 400ºF In a large bowl, …

Chocolate Brownies

Ingredients 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 eggs 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 30ml unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt Directions Cook 25 minutes Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 6×6 inch baking pan. In a medium bowl, mix together the oil, sugar, and vanilla. …

Mayonaise

1 large egg 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 1/3 cups vegetable or canola oil 20ml teaspoons white wine vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Variation (hand-whisked method): 1Combine the egg yolk  and mustard in a bowl and whisk until well mixed. 2Whisking constantly, add the oil in a thin stream until completely incorporated and …

Carrot and Ginger Soup

INGREDIENTS 45ml 
olive oil 3 
medium onions, chopped 5 
tablespoons peeled grated fresh gingerroot 1,5kg carrots, peeled and thinly sliced 5 
cups water 4 cups milk 2 cubes chicken or vegetable stock 10ml  salt 5ml black pepper 2 bay leaves 5ml cinnamon   DIRECTIONS   Heat the oil in a large saucepan or pot over medium heat. Add onions and …

Simple Buttercream

Simple Butter-cream Ingredients: Makes more than enough for 24 cupcakes – 350g of unsalted butter 500g sifted icing sugar 50ml milk at room temperature 1tsp vanilla extract or extract of your choice . Method: Ensure that the butter is very soft. You can either leave the butter out of the fridge overnight, or zap it 20 seconds at a time in …