Author: willspages

Pickled mooli & carrot

Julienne 1 mooli and 4 carrots. In a pan, add 250ml water, 3 tbsp rice vinegar, 3 tbsp caster sugar and 2 tbsp salt, heat to dissolve. Mix together in a large kilner and add a couple of teaspoons of sesame seeds – white and black.

Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)

Take a kilo plus of sliced pork shoulder and marinade with the below ingredients for a few hours to overnight. Reserved a cup of the marinade for glazing at the end of cooking or just before the BBQ. Goes great in bao buns with green papaya…

Gochujang Fennel (Korean Marinade)

Roast or steam 1 large fennel bulb, stems and dark green parts removed, then make and apply the sauce below 1 ½” piece ginger, grated 1 small garlic clove,minced 2 Tbsp. gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste) 1 Tbsp. plus 1½ tsp. unseasoned rice vinegar 1 Tbsp.…

Raspberry, Blueberry, Marzipan & Citrus cake

Whisk 300g softened butter into 350g caster sugar until light in color. Next mix in 3 eggs, one at a time, until well combined. Now, by hand, add the zest of a lemon and an orange, along with  200g self-raising flour, 50g fine polenta, 50g ground almonds and 1 tsp…

Pickled red onions

1 cup red wine vinegar 1 cup water 1 cup (7 ounces) sugar 2 teaspoons salt 2 red onions, halved and sliced thin through root end Whisk vinegar, water, sugar, and salt together in medium saucepan and bring to boil over high heat. Cook, whisking frequently, until sugar and salt dissolve, 2…

Caramelised onion dip – Cook’s illustrated

1 cup sour cream ⅔ cup caramelized onions, chopped fine ⅓ cup yogurt 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives ¾ teaspoon distilled white vinegar ½ teaspoon table salt ⅛ teaspoon  black pepper Stir together sour cream, onions, yogurt, chives, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Refrigerate dip for at least 1 hour.…

Sourdough basics

Originally from the River Cottage bread book but heavily reduced and kept in fridge… The, quite wet, starter (Herman) will be be kept at around 300g in the fridge (roughly 185ml water and 115g flour). You will remove it, feed it, and bake with it, when needed,…

Focaccia (River Cottage Bread)

This loaf is a little smaller at 400g (not 500g) – I find this is a better amount for stand mixers and is a plenty enough for 2 people. In a mixing bowl, combine 400g strong white bread flour, with 7g dried yeast, 10g salt and…

Sweet and Sour Chicken/Pork Hong Kong Style

Make the sauce in a medium saucepan by combining, 1 Tbsp tomato puree, 1 Tbsp tomato ketchup, 240ml orange juice, 3 Tbsp white wine vinegar and 2 Tbsp sugar. Add a roughly chopped onion and red/orange pepper. Heat up and simmer for about 5 minutes. Thicken the sauce by stirring in…

Pizza Hut Sauce from Copycat book

Add 125ml of water to 1 tin plum tomatoes in a small saucepan and place on a medium/high heat. To this add a tsp of sugar and 1⁄2 teaspoon of: dried oregano, dried basil leaves, dried thyme, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, 1 bay leaf and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Bring to the boil and stir (it can be…

North indian-style scrambled eggs

Servings: 2 Ingredients Heat a large cast-iron or non-stick skillet on a medium flame. Melt the 1 teaspoon butter with the 1 teaspoon olive oil in the skillet. Add 1 finely sliced medium red onion and sauté for about 4-5 minutes until soft and caramelizing. Add the 1 clove garlic (grated)…

Grandma Pizza Recipe – Vice

It has to be a little burnt on the bottom. That is the characteristic of the Grandma pizza. Servings: 10-12 Prep time: 15 minutes Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes Ingredients for the sauce: 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves 2 teaspoons dried oregano 7 garlic cloves,…

Court bouillon

2 pints water 2 carrots, peeled and sliced 1 large onion, peeled and sliced 1 celery stick, sliced 2 cloves A few peppercorns 2 bay leaves 1 tablespoon salt 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar Cook for 20 minutes, strain, then use to poach fish!

Homemade seitan burgers

Puree 250g firm tofu, 150ml unsweetened soy milk, 2 tsp miso paste, 2 tsp Marmite, 1 tsp dried sage and 1 tsp dried thyme. Place in a mixing bowl and add 160g wheat gluten and 40g pea protein. Kneed for 10-15 mins. 8-10 in a good…

MUNCHIES Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Brie and Honey Recipe

Servings: 4-6 Prep time: 15 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Ingredients 8 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch sticks (about 4 pounds) 3/4 cup peanut oil kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 5 ounces triple cream brie 3 ounces honey 1 tablespoon…

Pasta e fagioli – Felicity Cloake

Perfect pasta e fagioli Prep 10 min Soak 8 hr Cook 90 min Serves 4 175g dried borlotti beans 2 celery sticks 2 carrots 1 large onion Sprig of rosemary (optional) 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 75g fatty pancetta, diced (optional) 2 tinned plum tomatoes 175g small macaroni, or other…

Mitch Tonks’s roast squid stuffed with mussels, lemon and spinach

FacebookTwitterPinterest Roast squid stuffed with mussels, lemon and spinach. Photograph: Jean Cazals/The Observer Serves 4 mussels 500g fresh spinach 450g garlic 2 cloves, finely chopped olive oil dry white wine 5 tbsp dried chilli 1 fresh white breadcrumbs a handful lemon juice of 1 sea salt and freshly ground black pepper freshly grated nutmeg a…

Claudia Roden’s pan-fried red mullet with tahini sauce

FacebookTwitterPinterest Red mullet with tahini sauce. Photograph: Jean Cazals/The Observer The most popular item on the menu in the fish restaurants along the long Lebanese coast are the deep-fried red mullet that come accompanied by a tahini sauce and very thin crisp, deep-fried bread. They are fried…