Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Plum Sauce

Sunday, November 26, 2006

DIY Foil Baguette Mould

I have given up trying to buy a french baguette mould and I have also given up proving baguette on a floured cloth. It sticks !

So here I have decided to make my own.

A flat roasting tray - preferably one without the sides coming up.

Mr Redneck rolling his tray flat with a soft roller

The one on the left was done by free hand. Mr Redneck's mould on the right was moulded over a round pipe.

A bit rough but it works. The baquette is not the length of the traditional as I prefer to shorter ones.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Soy Bean Paste

There are 2 types of fermented soy bean - ground or whole (as shown in pic)

Candlenut aka Buah Keras

Ground candlenuts are used to thicken curries.
It is highly toxic in its raw state.

If candlenuts are not available, substitute with macadamia nuts.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Flat Dried Shrimp