Category: Christmas

The Engineer’s Guide to Christmas Dinner

Welcome to the ultimate step-by-step guide to Christmas Dinner! Introduction Scope of Delivery Project Plan Bill of Materials Recipes Downloads Introduction Christmas is fast approaching! If you’re like me, you’re looking forward to the day but looking for ways to

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Brandy Custard

Quick Facts: Servings: 10 Equipment Needed: Saucepan, mixing bowl, wooden spoon and whisk Cooking Method: Stovetop Recipe Source: http://www.taste.com.au/ Ingredients: Ingredients Metric Imperial Brandy 60ml 2fl oz Cornflour 1.5tbs 1.5tbs Cream 185ml 6fl oz Egg Yolks 4 4 Milk 560ml

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Food Hack: Brining Meat

Why Brine? Many chefs, including Heston Blumenthal, swear by brining their meat, especially meats that are traditionally dry like turkey. It increases the ‘juiciness’ of the meat and stops it drying out as much in the cooking process. This is

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Roast Turkey

Quick Facts: Servings: 8 Equipment Needed: Roasting Dish, Small Saucepan, Temperature probe, Tin Foil Cooking Method: Oven roasting and stovetop Recipe Source: Based on Heston Blumenthal’s recipe: http://dailym.ai/1Mx5Wpp Ingredients Metric Imperial Butter (Unsalted) 200g 0.5lb Carrots (Sliced) 2 2 Leeks (Sliced)

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Sausage and Apple Stuffing

Quick Facts: Servings: 8 Equipment Needed: Frypan, bowl, Loaf Tin and baking tray Cooking Method: Oven roasting and stove top Source: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/ Ingredients Metric Imperial Apple 1 1 Bacon (Streaky) 10 rashers 10 rashers Breadcrumbs 85g 3oz Celery 1 stick 1

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Chestnuts and Bacon

Quick Facts: Servings: 8 Equipment Needed: Roasting dish or large pan Cooking Method(s): Roasting and stovetop Source: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/  Ingredients Metric Imperial Bacon (diced) 170g 6oz Brussel Sprouts 1.8kg 4lb Chestnuts 1 cup 1 cup Shallots 5 5 Thyme (chopped) 2tbs 2tbs Salt and

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Honey-Roasted Carrots and Parnsips

Quick Facts: Servings:8 Equipment Needed: Roasting dish, large bowl and whisk Cooking Method: Oven roasting  Ingredients Ingredients Metric Imperial Carrots 500g 17.6oz Parsnips 500g 17.6oz Olive Oil 2tbs 2tbs Honey 4tbs 4tbs Mustard (Wholegrain) 2tbs 2tbs Temperatures: Preheat Oven Metric

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Roast Potatoes inspired by Heston

Quick Facts: Servings: 6 Equipment Needed: Large saucepan and large roasting dish Cooking Method(s): Oven roasting Recipe Source: Heston Blumenthal  Ingredients Ingredients: Metric Imperial Garlic 1 head 1 head Olive Oil Potatoes (Maris Piper preferred) 1.25kg 2.75lb Rosemary Sprigs 30g 1.1oz Salt Temperatures

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Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

Quick Facts: Servings: 1 litre Equipment Needed: Roasting dish, Sieve/strainer, potato masher, rolling pin or mallet Cooking Method(s): Oven roasting and stovetop Recipe Source: Jamie Oliver  Ingredients: Metric Imperial Bacon Rashers (streaky) 2 2 Bay Leaves 5 5 Carrots 2 2 Celery

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The World’s Best Christmas Pudding

Quick Facts: Servings: 8 Equipment Needed: Large Pudding Basin, Pressure Cooker or large saucepan, greaseproof paper, tinfoil and string Cooking Method(s): Pressure cooker/steamer Recipe Source: Larousse Gastronomique – 3rd Edition Ingredients: Ingredients: Metric Imperial Blanched Almonds (chopped) 250g 8.8oz Breadcrumbs (white) 125g 4.4oz

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