Caramelising sugar

Caramelising sugar for crème caramel.

Growing bean sprouts: Lentils, chickpeas, and mung beans

My successful experiments sprouting lentils, chickpeas, and mung beans

Continuing problems with our Avanti Pasta Wiz

Our second Avanti Pasta Wiz broke for the same reason as the first. The manufacturers have used soft metal gears that can not take the stresses involved in rolling pasta. It seems we are not alone in encountering this problem. We have not been able to make a single batch of pasta successfully with this machine before the gears distort, jam, and the mechanism can no longer turn.

Growing mustard sprouts

Last week, I revisited my childhood to grow mustard seeds on paper towel.

Mexican spice

Mexican spice mix for burritos

Easy chocolate truffles

It is easy to make decadent chocolate truffles

You Can Freeze Fresh Cream

How to freeze fresh cream

Happy Easter

Happy Easter. I hope you are enjoying the Easter long weekend.

Making Steamed Buns (Baozi)

A series of photos showing the process of making steamed buns.

Making Better Yoghurt

I have been experimenting with my home made yogurt for a few months now, and thought I would share some of the improvements I have discovered.