RecipesDish typeBreadWhite breadThis is a recipe for a beautiful plaited loaf of sweet bread, studded with raisins and nuts and scented with cardamom. This is lovely around the festive season, and leftovers are superb toasted.6 people made thisIngredientsServes: 20 250ml warm full fat milk (43 degrees C)75ml warm water (43 degrees C)100g caster sugar2 tablespoons melted butter1 (7g) sachet dried active baking yeast450g plain flour, or as needed100g caster sugar1 1/2 tablespoons ground cardamom3 tablespoons ground cinnamon110g melted butter75g raisins60g chopped walnuts1 egg1 tablespoon water50g flaked almonds4 tablespoons pearl sugarMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:30min ›Extra time:2hr rising › Ready in:3hrWhisk together the warm milk, warm water, sugar and 2 tablespoons melted butter in a mixing bowl until the sugar has dissolved.
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Ripe, juicy tomatoes are a joy to home cooks every summer, and often recipes call for peeled and seeded tomatoes. Learn how to peel, seed and chop your own tomatoes with ease.Cut out the coreThe core is a tough little spot on the top of the tomato where the stem was attached to the plant.
Your indoor seedlings must first be acclimated for about ten days to the outdoors, a process called & 39;hardening off& 39;. This article lays out the transplanting process step by step, and shows you how to provide extra support for tender seedlings until they stand sturdily on their own.
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Wondering how to melt chocolate? Here we show you three different methods for melting chocolate with ease that& 39;ll ensure your chocolate never seizes and is silky smooth every time.Notes to consider...• You can use any chocolate of your choice - dark, milk or white• Roughly chop the chocolate if it isn& 39;t already in small pieces• While all chocolate is sensitive to heat, milk and white chocolate will burn more easily than dark chocolate• To avoid seizing, always watch the heat you& 39;re using and prevent water or steam from coming in contact with the chocolateMethod 1 - The double boilerMethod one is perhaps the most popular way to melt chocolate, using a double boiler.
Picture by:LindaGarlic is the basis of so many dishes, it tastes great and it& 39;s good for you. So here& 39;s the quickest and most efficient way to get it out of its skin and into the pan.1To peel a clove: Pull a clove out of the bulb and place it on your chopping board.
Watch how to decorate cakes using Russian ball piping tips. You& 39;ll achieve a professional finish without being a pro!What you& 39;ll need• Your favourite frosting• Food colouring• Piping bags• Various Russian ball piping tips• Cupcakes or cakeArticle provided by:AllrecipesHistoryMy recently viewed recipes
Whether you are growing cucumbers for salad or pickling, there are many varieties including bush-type and vine-type. This article tells you which type of cucumber to select, and how to plant, care and harvest them.Growing cucumbers at a glanceCucumbers need dry, hot summer weather. They require a sunny location, with well-drained rich soil, moderate to high in organic matter (see also Soil).
Fiorella Amodio|Cake pops are a great make-ahead idea for a party or cake sale. Read on for tips and tricks that& 39;ll help you achieve perfect, professional-looking cake pops every time!Keep it cold1Don& 39;t try to save time by skipping a thorough chill in the fridge or freezer between each step - it& 39;ll just make things more difficult as you progress through the recipe.
Light and airy meringues are easy to achieve with our How to make meringues cooking video. Watch how to make moreish mini meringues in just a few simple steps!What you& 39;ll needTo make these delectable mini meringues, you will need:5 (very fresh) egg whites250g icing sugar1 tablespoon caster sugarFew drops vanilla extract1 tablespoon cornflourSee the full recipe to save, print or add your photo and review!
Picture by:JamieHomemade smoothies are easy to make and a great way to get to your five a day. So whether it& 39;s for yourself or for your child who is a picky eater, get blending for a delicious healthy snack!What& 39;s to love about smoothies?They& 39;re a great way to give your kids (and yourself!
Knowing when to water and how much to water is important. More than three-quarters of a healthy plant consists of water, and without replenishment the plant will be less productive, wilt or die. This article describes the basics of watering.Deep watering = deep rootsMost vegetable plants and small fruits need two-thumb widths of rain a week, an amount that should soak your soil to a depth of two or three fists – the root depth of many vegetable plants.
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Rhubarb is an easy-to-grow perennial plant that grows best in cooler climates like ours. Once planted, it does not require much maintenance until the mature plant needs to be divided every 5 to 6 years and can be used to grow new plants. Read how to plant, maintain, harvest and divide rhubarb.Growing rhubarb at a glanceRhubarb should be planted in a partially sunny location in well-drained soil.
Picture by:dabblingdivaCupcakes are irresistible! There& 39;s something about a cake in miniature that everyone loves. Learn how to make cupcakes with ease with this how-to guide.Any cake is a cupcakeYou can use any cake recipe you like to make cupcakes. The only thing that changes is the baking time.
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