Ham Croquettes

Ham Croquettes

From my favourite restaurant, L’avant Comptior in Paris, and from chef Yves Camdebord. Translated from French. Serves 4. Preparation time: 15 minutes, cooking time: 45 minutes INGREDIENTS: 250 g ham hock (prosciutto), bone in, fat, tendons, etc. (or can be replaced with prepared stock). 35 

Homemade Pita Bread

Homemade Pita Bread

  INGREDIENTS: 2 teaspoons active dry yeast ½ teaspoon sugar 35 grams whole-wheat flour (1/4 cup), preferably freshly milled 310 grams unbleached all-purposed flour (2 1/2 cups) 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 tablespoons olive oil DIRECTIONS: Make sponge: Put 1 cup lukewarm water in a large mixing bowl. Add yeast and sugar. Stir to dissolve. Add the whole-wheat flour 

Winter Vegetable Soup

INGREDIENTS: 3 large leeks (1 to 1 1/2 pounds), white parts only, cleaned and sliced 1/2 inch thick 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 large carrots (10 ounces), diced 1 celery stalk, diced 1 large or 2 medium turnips (10 ounces), peeled and diced 1 pound russet potatoes, peeled and diced  A bouquet garni made with a bay leaf and a few 

Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits

INGREDIENTS: 1 cup plain flour 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup dessicated coconut 3/4 cup brown sugar 125g butter 2 tbs golden syrup 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 160 degrees. Use 2 non-stick baking trays, or line them with non-stick baking 

Boeuf Bourguignon 

  Prep Time: 1 hr Cook Time: 3 hrs Stew Ingredients: 6 oz chunk of bacon 1 tbsp olive oil 3 lb lean stewing beef cut into 2 in. cubes 1 carrot, sliced 1 onion, sliced 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 2 tbsp flour 

Le Relais d’Entrecote 

Ingredients: 1 12- to 14-oz ribeye (entrecote) steak, or two 6- to 8-oz steaks (1 in think preferably) 2 shallots, grated for extra finesse and flavor (or finely chopped) 3 garlic cloves, grated for extra finesse and flavor (or minced) 2 bunches of fresh tarragon, finely chopped 2 cups 

Herb Butter

Ingredients: 1/2 cup/110 g butter, softened 1 tbsp/14 g fresh basil, finely chopped 1 tbsp/14 g fresh parsley, finely chopped 1/2 tbsp/7 g fresh thyme, finely chopped 1/2 tbsp/7 g fresh rosemary, finely chopped 1/2 tbsp/7 g honey pinch of salt pinch of finely ground 

Poulet Roti

  Prep Time: 10 min. Cook Time: 70 min. Ingredients: 1 whole chicken, about 4 lbs/1.8 kg, giblets reserved salt (sea salt) freshly ground black pepper 1/2 lemon 1 onion, peeled and cut in half 1 sprig of fresh rosemary (do not get dried trash 

Ginger Soy Popcorn with Cashews and Sesame Seeds

INGREDIENTS: 8 cups (2 L) popped corn 1 cup (250 mL) packed dark brown sugar ½ cup (125 mL) butter ¼ cup (50 mL) corn syrup 3 tbsp (45 mL) dark soy sauce ½ tsp (2 mL) baking soda 2 tsp (10 mL) minced fresh 

Perfect Roasted Potatoes

For years I’ve tried to make a great crispy, roasted potato, I’ve always failed, until I came across this recipe, originally via Jamie Oliver. INGREDIENTS: 1.5 kg Maris Piper potatoes 1 bulb of garlic red wine vinegar FLAVOUR COMBO 1 3 tablespoons olive oil 1