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    Default Cooking from scatch

    Ok, I will admit I have gotten lazy in the last few years but I need to start cooking from scratch again. Baking i can handle but it's more the odd little things like yoghurt that I want to try. I have an easy yo so I'm going to give that a go tonight with milk and starter.
    Anyone else a big cook from scratch person? Would you like to share some recipes?

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    Great thread Amyd - following 😊

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    I usually (80%) am cooking from scratch, except bread, yoghurt or ice cream. Also, too lazy to press juice, or maybe no space for proper equipment (once I will get bigger kitchen... )
    I was just wondering who is doing stuff like yoghurt and also, what else you can make at home. I remember mum used to make cheese (the white one), but for that you need really good quality unhomogenized milk.

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    Following! We made "chips" tonight. Sliced up potato, dusted with spices and cooked. It was a nice little addition to steak and salad. going to try it with a zucchini tomorrow night!
    I also make kefir which is like a more natural form of Yakult, more natural, less processed and none of the sugar Yakult is loaded with. I make about a cups worth every two days, and drink half a cup in a smoothie every day.

    Edit to add - apparently you can use the leftover whey or 'grains' to make a very healthy cream cheese style cheese

    I also make sauerkraut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by #Mama View Post
    Following! We made "chips" tonight. Sliced up potato, dusted with spices and cooked. It was a nice little addition to steak and salad. going to try it with a zucchini tomorrow night!
    I also make kefir which is like a more natural form of Yakult, more natural, less processed and none of the sugar Yakult is loaded with. I make about a cups worth every two days, and drink half a cup in a smoothie every day.

    Edit to add - apparently you can use the leftover whey or 'grains' to make a very healthy cream cheese style cheese

    I also make sauerkraut.
    I made zucchini chips the other night. Sliced the zucchini finely, flour, egg and crumb. Baked them at 210 for 20 minutes - loved them.

    I've also heard that you can make cottage cheese by using rennet to separate the milk and draining it overnight through cheesecloth.

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    I make a fair bit from scratch - I have a TMX which helps, but I made most stuff from scratch before getting one. Things I made pretty regularly are

    Stock (Veg, chicken and beef)
    Spice mixes/seasonings (ie Taco seasoning)
    Bread - foccacia, pita pockets, scrolls
    Sauces - passata, chilli sauce
    Jams/preserves.
    Sorbet and ice cream
    Juices and cordials.


    If you want any recipes, just let me know

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    I make a lot of sauces like tomato passata, worstershire sauce, sweet chilli sauce, curry pastes, pasta sauces, bbq sauce, teriyaki sauce , stocks and always make my own breadcrumbs

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    DH and I make a fair bit from scratch. He is gluten intolerant so for us it's often easier than buying pre-made stuff.

    Regulars include:
    • stock
    • tortillas
    • hot chilli sauce
    • ice cream and sorbet (we do it with dry ice in the mixer - works a treat)
    • mayonnaise


 

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