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Kitchen Basics

To achieve the best results with your cooking it is important to get to know the basics that will help you enhance your culinary skills. Within this section are a variety of different recipes that cover items such as sauces, stocks, pastries and othe extras. Have a good search around you never know what you may stumble upon that will help you in the kitchen.


Instant Stock
Chicken Stock
Court Bouillon
Fish Stock
Salmon Stock
Vegetable Stock


Simple Hollandaise Sauce
Bearnaise Sauce
Basic Butter Sauce


Basic Vinaigrette Dressing
Quick Basic Vinaigrette
Vegetable Vinaigrette
Red Wine Dressing
Sweet Port Red Wine Dressing
Citrus Dressing


Tarragon Oil
Chive and Tarragon Oil
Lemon Oil
Red Pepper Oil


Shortcrust and Sweet Shortcrust Pastry
Puff Pastry
Simple Puff Pastry


Mashed Potatoes
Poached Eggs
Greengage and Walnut Chutney
Stock Syrup

Creams and Sweet Things

Creme Anglaise (Custard Sauce)
Pastry Cream
Vanilla Whipped Pastry Cream
Tuile Biscuits
Chocolate Shavings and Pencils