I thought I’d put together some videos and other useful information to help those who are less familiar with some techniques. I’m very lucky that I learnt to cook young by trial and error (less of those thankfully), and so understand what many recipes, even the bad ones, require. I will rewrite recipes were required, but here are some useful techniques that you may not be across.
How to knead bread
How to Peel and Seed a Tomato
How to rub butter into flour
A tip that the caramelising of onions takes significantly longer than most recipes state.
Oven temperature guide (Wikipedia)
|Cool oven||200 °F||90 °C|
|Very Slow oven||250 °F||120 °C|
|Slow oven||300–325 °F||150–160 °C|
|Moderately Slow||325–350 °F||160–180 °C|
|Moderate oven||350–375 °F||180–190 °C|
|Moderately Hot||375–400 °F||190–200 °C|
|Hot oven||400–450 °F||200–230 °C|
|Very Hot oven||450–500 °F||230–260 °C|
|Fast oven||450–500 °F||230–260 °C|