Archive for the Simple Category

RECIPE – Beef Stock

Posted in 3 - Likeable :|, Basics, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Simple, Soup/Broth with tags , , on June 28, 2012 by Monitor Muncher

So, not too long a go, I made Heston Blumenthal’s slow roasted rib of beef and the gravy required beef stock as an ingredient.

So here’s the recipe for the beef stock that I used for the roast’s gravy. Stock – so easy, just time consuming.

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RECIPE – Heston Blumenthal slow roasted rib of beef

Posted in .My personal ratings, 1 - Laudable :D, Cuisine, English, Main, Meat, Modern, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Savouries, Simple with tags , , , on March 31, 2012 by Monitor Muncher

Yes, another Heston recipe, maybe I am a bit obsessed but it’s only coz his recipes are so awesome. (More of my Heston experience/recipes here)

This is really a very, very easy recipe, it takes a long time but requires very little involvement and the results are fantastic. Melt in the mouth beef, packed full of flavour and a wonderful, rich sauce.

I can’t describe how wonderful it is, the meat just falls apart, no knife required & the taste is astonishingly good considering how little effort goes into it.

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RECIPE – Garlic Prawn Pate

Posted in 3 - Likeable :|, Cuisine, French, Modern, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Sauce/Dips, Savouries, Simple, Snack with tags , , , on March 21, 2012 by Monitor Muncher

Looks & tastes good, a lovely starter for a dinner party.

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RECIPE – Mayonnaise

Posted in .My personal ratings, 3 - Likeable :|, Basics, Cuisine, French, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Sauce/Dips, Simple with tags , , , on March 17, 2012 by Monitor Muncher

I’ve never made mayo before – I always figured it was too hard, took too long or the sauce would split. I finally decided to give it a go and it was surprisingly easy to whip up.

Home-made mayonnaise

I only used a whisk, no electronics, and it took only a few minutes for things to emulsify.

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RECIPE – Heston Blumenthal’s Perfect Roast Chicken

Posted in 2 - Loveable :), Main, Meat, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Savouries, Simple with tags , , , , on February 14, 2012 by Monitor Muncher

Okay, so I’ve attempted another of Heston’s recipes in his ‘In Search of Perfection’ series.

This time I’ve gone for the ubiquitous roast chook.

It’d definitely simpler than the other Heston recipes I’ve tried before (see list here) but still takes time as there are things that need to be done the night before.

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RECIPE – Halloween Graveyard nibbles

Posted in .My personal ratings, 2 - Loveable :), Cuisine, Dinner, Halloween, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Sauce/Dips, Savouries, Simple with tags , , , on February 8, 2012 by Monitor Muncher

Graveyard with tombstones and dead bodies

Basically, this is a twist on the Frankfurt green sauce recipe I did earlier. (For more Halloween recipe ideas click here)

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RECIPE – Frankfurt Green Sauce (Grüne Soße)

Posted in 2 - Loveable :), Cuisine, German, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Sauce/Dips, Savouries, Simple with tags , , , , , , , on November 5, 2011 by Monitor Muncher

I was in Germany recently and tried the usual foods (Schweinshaxn, schnitzel, pretzel, etc)

There were a fair few things that I enjoyed that I haven’t really found outside of germany (currywurst anyone?) and a few things I’ve never heard of.

One of which was this suspicious green sauce also known as Gruene sosse

It’s not big outside of Frankfurt and I think they’re even trying to apply for designated origin thingo for it.

Basically, it’s a healthy, tangy sauce packed with herbs that goes fantabulously with boiled eggs, potatoes, frankfurts (of course) and other meat – actually, I think it could go with almost anything savoury.

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