Butter

How to serve and cut cheese

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by Baz in Articles, Cooking Tips

Friday, June 8, 2012 at 08:00

There is a right way to serve and cut cheese, the sight of a disorganised, trampled and molested cheese board would most certainly result in a low Come Dine With Me score card. 1. Serve at room temperature. Better flavour 2. Keep strong cheese on a separate platter, It gets around 3. Cut in the direction of the wedge, not against it. You're not at art class. 3. Provide a different knife for each cheese. if I want blue cheese, I'll cut some myself, keep it off the cheddar! ...

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For the true kitchen DIY fool. How to make your own butter

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by Baz in Articles, Cooking Tips

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 08:00

Like with almost everything you can do it yourself, most of the time all we need is that little bit of knowledge. Well here it is: How to make butter. 1. Clean odourless jar 2. Pour in some heavy whipping cream at room temperature 3. Put the lid on and shake it for 30 minutes 4. Sieve the contents and then pop what's in the sieve back into the jar 5. Add a little water and shake again for a few minutes 6. Sieve again and whatever is left in the sieve should be ...

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MasterChef SA result surprises Thys Hattingh as he fails to make the grade

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by Dexter in Articles, MasterChef SA, News

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 22:12

Thys Hattingh over did it with the butter in MasterChef SA episode eleven and pays the price of failure with an elimination pressure test. It was a strange episode for Thys who appeared to be quite confident about his dish despite having to use a paper towel to try and absorb as much of the butter that he'd plopped into his mushrooms as he possibly could. His face had the look of pure astonishment when it was announced that he was in the bottom three. ...

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How to make Honey & Vanilla Butter

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by Murray in Articles, Cooking Tips

Monday, May 28, 2012 at 09:30

Ever thought of sweetening up your butter? Here's how to do it with some honey and vanilla. All you need is some butter, honey and vanilla, pretty obvious really...

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Decorating a cake? How to make a Buttercream Rose.

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by Baz in Articles, Cooking Tips

Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 12:00

Do you want to make your cake look like it was decorated by a professional? Learn how to create a buttercream rose. You will need a piping bag, a rose tip and a pastry nail. I'm not going to try and explain it, I'll only get confused so check out the video... A few more tips for decorating a cake.

  1. The cake must cool completely before
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Swedish butter shortage as Swede's revert back to basics, a low carb-high fat diet and cows getting milked

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by Murray in Articles, Food Around The World, Know Your Ingredients

Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 14:00

Bizarre but true as Swedish demand for butter and cream rises against the backdrop of declining production. Swedish TV Chef, Leila Lindholm believes that "light products are not in vogue at the moment, people are going back to basics when they cook and bake today." She also claims that diets such as Low Carb, High Fat, are advocating the use of real butter instead of margarine and other light products and yes you read that right, a Low Carb, High Fat diet? Linholmn herself would rather use butter ...

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