cooking melbourne

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cured salmon

Curing Salmon – Gravlax

Ask the fishmonger to cut a side of salmon off the whole fish for you. You can prepare about half a side (450 g) or the whole side depending on how much you think you will use. 460 g salmon 22g cooking salt 24 g sugar 2 tsp fennel seed, ground 1/2 bunch dill, chopped…

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skinning tomatoes

Skinning Tomatoes Made Easy

A lot of recipes for tomato sugo involve skinning them first. I find the best way to do this quickly and efficiently is to pour boiling water over them, leave for 1 minute, drain and then cut the tomato in half. You can then easily pinch off the skins and when cool enough to handle,…

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crusty bread

Crusty Home Made bread

  1 cup rye flour 3 cups white bread flour 1 tsp salt 1 tsp dried yeast (Fermipan or Lowan) water   Mix flours (a 3:1 ratio of white to rye is good), salt and yeast well. Add enough water and mix to form a stiff porridge consistency. Cover with plastic wrap, put in a…

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