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hazelnut crumble bundt cake

Why & how sour cream is used in cakes

You can make a cake with very few ingredients, equal amounts of flour, butter, eggs and sugar will give you a delicious pound cake. However, you can tweak the flavour and texture of your cake in an unlimited number of...

clotted cream and scones

Science of your clotted cream

There are a lot of different creams out these in the supermarket nowadays. An acidic sour cream to top a baked potato, a heavy whipping cream to top your apple pie and so many more. Clotted cream is yet another one and...

What makes Turkish coffee unique?

Do you drink your coffee while walking, from a cup with a plastic lid on top (American), from a small espresso cup while standing at the bar (Italian) or do you take it slowly while sitting down, from a small narrow cup...

front cover Turkish Cookbooks

The Turkish Cookbook (Musa Dağdeviren) – A review

Some cookbooks you buy because you like the author’s cooking style (e.g. Plenty), others you buy to learn more about a specific topic (Hello, my name is ice cream), others you buy to open doors to a world you...

How papadums (papads) work and are made

Indian food is known for all its accompaniments on the plate. Whether it’s a chutney, a pickle or some type of bread, most meals aren’t just made of one dish. For bread, there are a lot of different options...

pickled and fresh cucumbers

How to make pickled cucumbers

One of my favorite ‘on-the-side’ vegetables are cucumbers, pickled or fresh. They fit well in salads, as a side to pasta or rice dishes or just as an afternoon snack. They’re very versatile. And even...

Vegetarian chicken used in a fried rice dish with kroepoek

Vegetarian Chicken – How is it made?

What do you think the dish at the top of this photo consists of? Looks like chicken with rice to you? It does so to me as well! However, it is ‘chicken’, but, it’s vegetarian… Most of us know: we...