less of a puppy, more of a small dog.
With whole cherry tomatoes, bamboo shoots, glass noodles and spring onions. Stock took almost 48 hours to make. See Heston Blumenthal's method* for ice clarification. Almost worked too. Except I didn't have a muslin bag, so had to use the less-fine "pair of tights" method, hence slight non-clearness.
* since removed from BBC website. Try a Famous Web Search Engine's Cached Version
23rd Nov 2007, 14:05
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Temperature probe, icing bag, ice tray.. what am I up to? (clue: not ice cubes shaped like hearts! I bought that tray 'cos it was the only one in silicone, not 'cos of the shape)
out of shot - gelatine, elder/apple cordial, sugar, butter, cream, chocolate.
21st Nov 2007, 15:31
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Chilli, black pepper, coriander, cumin, fivespice, salt, ginger. To be mixed with some flour and used to dredge to-be-roast potatoes. I'd rather use semolina as a bulking agent, but have run out.
Later, possibly tomorrow, photos of my ice-distilled duck consomme. If it works.
with sea salt and dark chocolate. delicious. the irony of flavouring a caramel confection with a vinegar flavoured with caramel is not lost on me.
while doing nothing more than browsing t'web, transferring a file over t'network and formatting (again) t'external drive. If this is a hardware problem, which I still don't think it is, I'm going to be right pissed off, 'cos that'll be all my laptops buggered.
ffs. bloody mac os. this is a fresh-last-month install with barely any software installed (firefox, vlc, mplayer, skype, cyberduck, Epson printer driver - that is all), yet it crashes with depressing regularity.
Oh well, at least it's not Windows. Although windows would be less likely to screw up my usb disks by creating like ten tiny, useless partitions (including a boot one) every time I try to format them.