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answered Why do my homemade chocolate bars start to melt as soon as I take them out of the fridge?
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comment Why add salt to potato water?
Hi Sean. This is a demonstrable result. Many people, including Heston Blumenthal have shown this, not least in his In Search of Perfection show on BBC where he did a side-by-side test on the same batch of potatoes. He did say that different batches of potatoes varying in their 'crispability', so it could be that you're seeing this variability between batches.
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answered Where can I get Chocolate Bar shaped silicone molds from in the UK?
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comment Anise Seed vs. Fennel Seed with Taste as No.1 factor
I think it's originally from The River Cafe in London, who produce a range of superb books if you like simple, gutsy Italian food.
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comment Anise Seed vs. Fennel Seed with Taste as No.1 factor
Soften a couple of sliced red onions to golden in a good splosh of olive oil. Stir in four large italian sausages (remove the skin and crumble them in), two cloves of sliced garlic, four sprigs of rosemary finely chopped, 2 bay leaves, 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds and a half-teaspoon of chilli flakes. Cook over a low heat until sausage is well browned (about 15 mins). Stir in a (400g) tin of tomatoes, chopped and simmer while you cook 1lb pasta (penne is good). Add 5fl oz heavy cream and some grated parmasan to the sauce. Toss the sauce with the drained pasta and serve with more parmasan. Enjoy.
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