RecipesDish typeCakeChocolate cakeThis is my take on the traditional German Lebkuchen, a Christmas mainstay. These slices are great to have to hand for unexpected guests during the festive season.12 people made thisIngredientsServes: 50 250g caster sugar275g honey2 tablespoons water340g plain chocolate chips120g chopped almonds80g candied mixed fruit, chopped2 eggs, beaten60ml orange juice350g plain flour2 teaspoons ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground cloves2 teaspoons ground cardamom1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda1 teaspoon baking powder180g icing sugar2 1/2 tablespoons orange juice4 tablespoons green decorating sugar4 tablespoons red jelly beans or other red sweetsMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:45min ›Extra time:2days chilling › Ready in:2days1hrCombine sugar, honey and water in a large saucepan.
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Ever watch celebrity chefs with envy as they chop everything with ease? Learn these few basic knife skills to rival the chopping prowess of any chef!A sharp knife cuts easily into food, while a dull one slides off the surface and can cut you instead.2Use a wooden or plastic chopping boardOther surfaces, such as metal, glass or stone, dull knife blades.
Looking to enjoy Christmas dinner on a budget? It can be done! Our budget Christmas dinner menu ideas will keep everyone& 39;s mouths watering but won& 39;t break the bank.Top tipsMake it yourselfYes, it might be more time consuming, but if you plan ahead, making your own Christmas goodies can actually be fun.
Learn how to hard boil eggs in just three easy steps. Hard boiled eggs are great to have on hand in the fridge for everything from salads and egg mayo sandwiches to a quick snack on the go.1Prep the eggsPlace fresh eggs into a saucepan and fill with water till the eggs are covered by 1 inch of liquid.
Children will gobble up these impossible to resist sandwiches, which are almost too adorable to eat! Have fun making a good-for-them lunch or snack disguised as butterflies, bears, monsters and more.What you& 39;ll need• Sliced bread• Nut butter, such as peanut butter or almond butter• Fresh fruit, like banana, blueberries and strawberries• Dried fruit and/or nutsButterfly sandwichWatch this one fly off the plate!
Learn how to make rainbow cupcakes in just a few simple steps! You can turn almost any plain cupcake recipe into a colourful delight with this easy peasy guide. You can stick with a tried and tested recipe for your favourite vanilla cupcakes, or you can even use a shop-bought box mix if you& 39;re pinched for time.
Find out how to beat egg whites, whether you need soft peaks or stiff peaks. We show you tips and tricks that will result in perfectly beaten whites every time!What you& 39;ll need...• Room temperature eggs, which increase in volume more easily than cold eggs.• A clean glass or metallic bowl. The bowl should be large enough to accommodate the volume of the beaten whites.
Dr Fiorella Amodio|Picture by:B SpradleyBaking gluten free bread without the amazing, almost magical quality of gluten can be quite challenging, but not impossible! Use a blend of gluten free flours to create a yeasty, moist, airy loaf, like & 39;real& 39; bread! Here are some practical tips to help you bake the best gluten free breads.
Think you know how to cook pasta? Think again! This guide shares seven top tips for cooking pasta as it was meant to be made.How much water?1When cooking pasta, the amount of water you use relative to the amount of pasta counts. The rule of thumb is: 1 litre water and 10g salt for every 100g pasta.
Building a gingerbread house during the festive season is a Christmas tradition that the entire family will enjoy. Making a gingerbread house is easy with our step-by-step guide.What do you need?To build a gingerbread house, ensure you have the following:Pattern for the four house panels and the two roof panels.
Have fun making Christmas gingerbread cut-out biscuits with this how to make gingerbread men video. Whether you go for gingerbread men or women, boys or girls - this video will show you how to get it right every time!What you& 39;ll needTo make these cute gingerbread men, you will need:100g butter100g caster sugar125ml treacle1 egg yolk250g sifted plain flour1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground cloves1 teaspoon ginger1/2 teaspoon ground nutmegSee the full recipe to save, print or add your photo and review!
This article takes you through the steps from where to locate your garden, how to make a planting map and figure out your seed and plant requirements, where to locate what crop and how to get your soil ready for planting.Remember, you do not need land to grow your own food.
Have fun with our easy step-by-step video showing you how to decorate three different chocolate cupcakes for a wonderfully wicked Halloween party. Create all 3 or pick from Halloween Spider Cupcakes, Chocolate Muffins with Jelly Snakes or create a Cupcake Graveyard!What you& 39;ll needSee below for what you& 39;ll need to decorate each cupcake in the video, and click through to each recipe to get step-by-step instructions.
Picture by:mis7upA step-by-step guide for making chicken stock, a staple in any non-vegetarian kitchen. Chicken stock is used as the base for many soups and sauces, as well as adding flavour and richness to risottos, stews and pasta dishes.Homemade chicken stockTo make your own chicken stock, follow these steps:1To make basic chicken stock, you will need bones from two chickens, water, 1 medium onion, 1 medium carrot, 2 sticks celery, 15 coarsely ground black peppercorns and 1/2 of a bay leaf.
The hardneck type of garlic stores well and comes in a variety colours and flavours. Garlic needs a sunny location, rich in humus. & 39;Scapes& 39; – garlic& 39;s shoots that appear in spring – must be cut, and are a food delicacy in their own right. This article takes you through clove selection, planting, caring and harvesting garlic.
Usually more dense and nutritious, these flours are rarely used alone. They need to be mixed with medium-protein flours and starches.• Fine cornmeal: Also known as polenta, this flour tastes sweet and slightly nutty and adds strength and great flavour. Perfect for making cornbread and for breading meats.
Winter squash come in many different shapes, colours, sizes and flavours. With more varieties becoming available, chose the squash that best fits the dish you are making.Winter squash have high nutritional value and boast many health benefits. They are packed with beta-carotene, a potent antioxidant, and a high amount of potassium, in addition to being a good source of vitamin C, fibre and folate.
Courgettes come in a variety of colours and shapes. Courgettes have relatively deep root systems that must be kept watered especially in summer heat. This article tells you how to grow, plant, maintain, and, importantly, when and how to pick this fruit that will produce for you all summer long.Growing courgettesCourgettes are a summer crop that grows on non-vining bushes.
Chicken is far and away the nation& 39;s favourite bird. Learn how to handle, store, freeze and prepare chicken so that you and your family can safely enjoy this supper staple.Keep it coldNever leave raw or frozen chicken at room temperature. Raw chicken should be stored in the coldest part of your fridge and used within two days.
Pipe buttercream onto your cupcakes like a professional with these tips and techniques! We& 39;ll show you how to make flowers of all kinds, classic swirls and more.What you& 39;ll need• Buttercream• Cupcakes• Piping bags and tips• Food colouring (optional)• Decorations (coloured sugar, dragees, etc.