"Experimenting with Potions"
24th Nov 2007, 19:57
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.