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How to make salads with cabbage with Curtis Stone

There are a great variety of cabbages out there which are great for making salads. The most common is coleslaw but Curtis has a few more ideas for you. First up salt your chopped cabbage with a teaspoon or two or salt which removes some of the moisture and intensifies the flavour. Once you’ve done…

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Different ways to use Lemongrass with Curtis Stone

Lemongrass is most often used with Asian style recipes. There are a variety of different ways you can use lemongrass as Curtis explains. The most common use is to make tea by pounding the roots before chopping them up into smaller pieces and steep in boiling water with some mint. Another idea from Curtis is…

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How to ripen avocados in 10 minutes

This is a quirky solution to quickly ripen avocados in ten minutes. Wrap the avocado in aluminium foil and pop it in the oven at 90°C (190°F) for 10 minutes The process involves trapping the ethylene gas that an avocado releases and allows it to be re-absorbed by the avocado, speeding up the ripening process.…

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Edible spoons, a novel way to present snacks

Roy Webb a retired design engineer in the UK with time on his hands and a spot of creativity developed a very simple and easy to make edible spoon. It is essentially a piece of flat bread fashioned with a spoon shaped mould. The spoon shaped bread is perfect for canapés holding savoury pate’s or…

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How to make Iced Coffee with three quick tips

If you like the occasional cup of Iced Coffee, here are a few quick tips for making a perfect cup at home. These tips a best when used with a filter coffee machine. Pour left over coffee into an ice cube tray and pop it into the freezer. If you like it sweet add some…

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The best way to braai prawns

The art to braaing prawns lies in the way you skewer them according to Jamie Purvience When skewering your prawns skewer the first one through the tail and then the head, skewer the second one straight through the head and the same for each one after, leaving no space in between, creating one big prawn.…

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How to braai pizza

If you would like to try something different on your braai why not try pizza. It is very easy to do while being quite different to making a pizza in a pizza oven. First of all you must toast the pizza dough before loading up with toppings and make sure you have the dough nice…

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How to confit duck or any other meat and confit tomatoes.

How to confit duck, which means to cooking something in it’s own fat, with Curtis Stone. You can confit any range of meat, chicken, pork, duck and even rabbit. The key to conift cooking is to cook for a long time at a low temperature. Curtis starts off with a pot of duck fat and…

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How to trim and French a Rack of Lamb

When dining out on a rack of lamb at a restaurant they are always neatly trimmed along the bone, this is called Frenching. Curtis Stone shows you how to this at home by slicing off excess fat and pieces of meat leaving you with a neatly trimmed, attractive looking rack of lamb. Wrap some foil…

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How to cream butter and sugar for perfect biscuits.

Curtis Stones explains how to cream butter and sugar properly to make perfect biscuits. You start of with a mixture of white and brown sugar and combine with some soft butter. In effect you are dissolving the sugar while introducing a little air into the mix. Once you have creamed the butter and sugar continue…