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Preserving Fruit In Alcohol

Preserving Fruit In Alcohol

Preserving fruit in alcohol has a transformative effect both on the fruit and on the alcohol. It is this type of preserving that I enjoy so much, taking an ingredient and seeing the result of preserving alter the taste, in most cases enhancing the flavour, the texture and colour. The great thing about preserving fruit …

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How To Make Yogurt

How To Make Yogurt At Home

Yogurt is milk that has undergone fermentation by certain strains of bacteria. Making yogurt at home from scratch is very simple and only requires milk (pasteurised is fine) and a yogurt culture which is available in many store-bought natural yogurts already. Once you have a yogurt made you can then reuse a little from your first batch …

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What Is Pickling Spice

What Is Pickling Spice?

Many of the preserve recipes that you find here and elsewhere call for an ingredient called “pickling spice”. Whether it is in a brine for curing corned beef, fermenting vegetables or pickles and chutneys, there are so many recipes that say to add pickling spice. The question is, however, what is pickling spice? In this …

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