Scones

Scones – quick and easy teatime treat

Scones are a very quick and easy tea time treat. The ingredients are very simple, but if the correct method is not followed your scones will turn into little rock cakes. It is very important to keep mixing to an absolute minimum. makes 8 2 Cups all purpose flour 90g Butter – ice cold 20ml Baking Powder 30 ml Sugar …

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake – rich and moist

Once you have your basic white cake recipe you will need a great chocolate cake recipe. I have tried and tested so many recipes and this is the one for me. It is very moist, has a rich chocolate flavour and a beautiful dark brown colour. This chocolate cake can be baked well ahead of time and it will still …

Tempering chocolate using cocoa butter

Tempering or pre-crystallizing chocolate couverture using cocoa butter. Use 1% of cocoa butter to pre-crystallize or temper the chocolate couverture. For example to every 2lb 3 oz (1 kg) of chocolate couverture you will add 1 % 1/3 oz or (10 gram) cocoa butter. 1. Melt the chocolate to 115°F (46°C) over a very low simmering water bath (Bain Marie). …

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, …