Month: February 2012

Pitta Breads

This recipe is based on the one in the book Honey and Co – they prefer live yeast but dried is perfectly fine. I add my water warmer than generally suggested in all bread recipes due to how quickly it cools as you pour it into the…

Laksa Fried Rice With Shrimps

Adapted from: http://sugareverythingnice.blogspot.com/2012/02/laksa-fried-rice-with-shrimps.html Serves 3-4 Ingredients 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 4 Tbsp laksa paste, see recipe on this site 300g medium prawns, shelled and deveined 1 small onion, finely chopped 4 handfulls of frozen peas 3 eggs, lightly whisked 600g (4 cups) pre-cooked long-grain white rice,…

Fried Rice #1

For 2 people This is quite mild so goes great as an accompaniment, double up the final marinade for a stronger rice. Add a tablespoon of sesame oil and a tablespoon of sunflower oil Add 3 eggs to a hot wok and stir fry until just cooked…

Laksa Spice Paste

Taken From: http://sugareverythingnice.blogspot.com/2012/02/laksa-fried-rice-with-shrimps.html Ingredients: 3 small shallots 2 cloves garlic 1 Tbsp crushed blanched candle nuts (or blanched plain almonds) 2 Tbsp soaked dried shrimp 2 fresh lemongrass. white part only, finely chopped 2 Tbsp chopped fresh galangal 1 tsp shrimp paste 3 fresh chillies, seeds…

Nantes Carrot Stew

1kg sweet carrots, preferably Nantes, I used supermarket standard and this dish is still lovely amazing 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1 teaspoon caraway seeds 60-90g unsalted butter Salt 2 tablespoons dry sherry or Madeira 1 cup fresh carrot juice (If you have no juicer then best just to…

Roast Chicken – Heston

Brine Chicken (1.5kg-2kg) in 60g/l of salt overnight Remove wishbone Stuff with thyme and lemon and cover in butter (garlic optional) 90c for 90 mins at least Take temperature of thickest part of breat – 60c is perfect Rest for 45 minutes Baste, place in oven for 10 mins…

Lemon Custard Tart – Heston

Blind bake a 9″ casing with crunched up greasproof paper and 2p coins Juice and peel of 5 lemons, 9 whole eggs, 1 yolk, 390g white sugar, 300g double cream Warm and strain Pour into casing in 120c oven Allow to reach 70c in the center…

Scotch Eggs – Heston

Enough for 8 to 10 eggs Half boil egg (3 mins rather than 6), the add to ice water to cool and then peel Remove Sausage casings (450g) and blend with smoked paprika (1/2tsp), cornstarch (2 tsp), salt (to aid binding) and hot dog mustard (45g) Place enough sausage…