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Splitting and dividing a chicken with a knife

Splitting and dividing a chicken with a knife

Video Recipe - Splitting a chicken is not that hard. But for a beginner there is a few tricks that are nice to know. I show my method for splitting chicken in 4, 8 and 16 pieces here.

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Potato Blinis - Small Potato Pancakes
Video Recipe - Boiled potatoes from the day before are fantastic to use in many dishes. Potato Blinis is one of those recipes that I use them for relatively often. Small thick pancakes that are very similar to the american breakfast pancakes. They are equally useful in the sweet and the savory kitchen.
Boneless, marinated and grilled leg of lamb
Video Recipe - My favorite recipe for leg of lamb. The best taste and fairly quick preparation. What's not to love about it? The marinade and grilling results in a very good and strong flavor. The trick is that a the leg gets more surface when the bone is removed. And the surface is of course where most of the flavor is.
Boning and Butterflying a Leg Of Lamb
Video Recipe - Typically we fry a leg of lamb whole. Because it's the easiest to do. But a really good trick is to debone and butterfly it. You can cook it a lot faster then. The flattened shape also gives more room for a browned surface. You will also get more of that smoky barbecued flavor all oever the meat. Or you can roll them into a meat roll with marinade inside, so you get the marinade flavor onto all of the meat.
Potato Rosti - Swiss Potato Pancakes - Pommes Rösti
Video Recipe - Rösti are made with cooked potatoes, so I use it often as "leftovers" instead of the typical fried potatoes, hash and so on. But it is an accessory that everyone likes, and it has the advantage that you can add bacon, onion, cheese, apple or fresh herb. Which promises it over the other simple potato dishes.
Kvalitella - Because it rhymes with homemade Nutella
Video Recipe - My own recipe for a sweet hazel-nutty-chocolate'y spread. I don't think I have to tell you what it can be used for ...

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French Bread - the classic recipe
The white bread is a classic. No doubt about that. Although I have baked "No Knead/The world's best bread" for years, the French bread somehow still leaves the kitchen a lot faster when I bake that :-S So there must be something to it that other loaves simply does not have. I often use this simple and quick recipe that never fails, and does not require anything more than a conventional oven to make. It provides a finished bread in 2 hours.
Danish Liver pâté - Leverpostej
Danish liver pâté is basically a simple saucage mix that is made from pork liver and fat. It is then cooked in a pan in a water bath, inside the oven. It is also possible to make it if you use a food processor instead of a mincer.
Homemade butter, sour cream, herb butter and spreadable butter
Video Recipe - The butter you buy has had all the flavor washed out to improve durability. You do not need to do that with the home-made version, and therefore it tastes much better than the butter you can buy. It is also pretty easy to make your own butter, so why not try it the next time there's a party? Here is also a few extra recipes and tricks about butter.
French Chocolate macaroons with chocolate cream
There are few cakes that look as inviting as Macarons. Baby chocolate "burgers" with cream in the middle. In various colors even. They are not as difficult to bake as they might seem, and they are a great addition on any coffee table. Or as an accompaniment to a dessert. Ice, panna cotta etc. My personal favorite is this version with chocolate.
 
You have probably also had that experience. When you think that you have bought a great cookbook, and you eagerly page through it. Only to find out that it contains only one single recipe you like, but which turns out to actually be a *really* great recipe. The cookbook with the recipe for onion soup is the perfect example of this for me :-) So now that I have written the recipe here on the site, I can finally get rid of that cookbook.
 
There are many ways to make a brine for the various uses. The only thing that is absolutely necessary is salt and water. This recipe is a general brine that never goes wrong. You can then make your meat more or less salt by allowing it stay longer in the brine. This is also a starting guide to marinating in brine. With only this guide in hand, you can get very far, just using these guidelines. So enjoy yourself. Brine is fun! Unlike "fresh marinated" chicken from the supermarket, no water enters the meat when it is marinated in brine. The high salt content in the brine actually make water seep out of the meat. Chemical processes called "diffusion" and "osmosis" is to blame. You can easily google more if it interests you.
Bouquet Garni
It is a part of many recipes, but it is rarely described in depth just exactly what a "bouquet" is. Bouquet garni means "a bundle of herbs". There may be several different kinds of herbs in it. The classical version consist only of parsley, thyme and bay leaves. The typical mistake is to make it too small with to few herbs.
Nordic Nut Bread - Paleo Bread - Stone Age Bread
Video recipe - whew ... nuts are expensive. But this bread has still, in a short amount of time, become one of my favorite recipes. A bread which is made entirely from nuts, grains, seeds, eggs and oil. Everybody likes it. It is particularly good for cheese, charcuterie, Pâtés, etc. But it is also good with "ordinary" spreads. Or as a snack if you cut it into thin slices and roast it in a pan with a little butter.
Bread Baking Technique #7 - Fermentation of doughs - timelapse videos
Some times the fermentation times in your recipe just doesn't fit with the schedule you have for the day. Wouldn't it be nice to know how to change the times then? As a rule, I would also like to use as little yeast as possible when I bake, but it must also fit into everyday life. So it'd be nice to be able to change fermentation times by adding more or less yeast. I have had some difficulty finding the exact info on what influence the yeast have on the fermentation times, also in relation to how much fluid there is in the dough. So here's a little biology report with my own experiments. And with lots of videos of dough that rises:-S I'm sure this article is the most geeky I have ever made ... but I was curious.
Roux - The Sauce Thickens and Darkens
Video Recipe - Roux is the classic thickening and darkening agent, that is being used in many of the classic French sauces. It's actually just wheat flour which is browned in fat, but there is some technique to it too.
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