How to do things and other useful information

I thought I’d put together some videos and other useful information to help those who are less familiar with some techniques.  I’m very lucky that I learnt to cook young by trial and error (less of those thankfully), and so understand what many recipes, even the bad ones, require.  I will rewrite recipes were required, but here are some useful techniques that you may not be across.

How to knead bread

How to Peel and Seed a Tomato

How to rub butter into flour


A tip that the caramelising of onions takes significantly longer than most recipes state.

Oven temperatures guide

Oven temperature guide (Wikipedia)

Metric measures

Donna Hay has provided a useful tool for metric conversions