Epicurious Garden at Southbank
Sep09
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Freezing Mango

Mango is one of those delicious fruits that clearly tastes best in season, and is rarely available outside its limited summer months. During summer I try to buy a few trays of mango from the markets and set aside a couple of hours to extract pulp into air tight containers ready for freezing.  It’s a messy exercise, but it’s worth it when I have mango in March! One of my favourite treats is a mango and vanilla soy milk smoothie –...

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How To Modify A Recipe

In our cooking classes we are often asked by our guests how we can modify recipes with confidence. The truth is, we rarely work to a recipe and when we do it is never followed exactly. Certain ingredients will always work together in the same way and some recipes should be kept relatively untouched but others can be adjusted to create unique, original recipes that you or your family will love. If you are a little nervous about the...

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Pie Crusts

Biscuit Crumb Pie Shell, Coconut Pie Shell and Sweet Short Crust. These are 3 basic pie crust recipes that will help you with your dessert baking. Perfect these and you can create an unlimited amount of variations. Biscuit Crumb Pie Shell This standard biscuit base can be used for cheesecakes, caramel slice or a range of other sweets INGREDIENTS 2 cups sweet biscuit crumbs 4 oz butter 1 tsp cinnamon METHOD melt butter, stir in crumbs...

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7 Gluten Free Flour Tips

This little piece should help you get your head around the array of confusing information about flour, grains, seeds, nuts and legumes. What are gluten free flours? Here’s a list of the ones that we know of or use regularly, but a form of flour can be made from a variety of dried ingredients so let us know if you’ve created something new! Almond Meal – made from ground almonds Buckwheat Flour – made from a pink...

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How to select fresh fish
Feb01
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What foods contain gluten?
Oct26
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