• Reverse spherification
    Culinary techniques

    Reverse spherification process – breaking down 2 methods | Molecular gastronomy

    Learning the reverse spherification process is the fundamental step in advancing your culinary skills towards the molecular gastronomy. In reality making liquid spheres is quite easy, as long as you follow precise measurements. In this video (below), I show 3 examples of the reverse spherification. I make spheres with 2 relatively thick substances and 1 thinner substance. Watch the video until the end to learn how to make Kefir spheres, you can use the same method to make Sour Cream or Yogurt spheres. *Please note, that these liquids already have quite a bit of calcium inside, so you might need less Calcium Lactate for them (at least 2% in total).…

  • Vegan caviar
    Culinary techniques

    Learn to cook vegan caviar with Agar Agar

    Vegan caviar can be made using a simple technique from the molecular cuisine. In this recipe I've made caviar-like spheres from tomato juice and soy sauce with help of Agar Agar and cold oil. But you can use any liquid here to cook vegan caviar (except for oil, obviously). Anyone can do this recipe, I promise! Preparation time: 5 min Cooking time: 5 min Vegan caviar ingredients: Soy sauce – 100 ml Tomato juice – 100 ml Agar Agar powder – 2 g Vegetable oil [ice cold] - 1 L Equipment & tools: Small sauce pot – 1 Small whisk – 1 Squeeze bottle – 1 Sieve - 1 Directions: Whisk the…

  • Tuile
    Culinary techniques

    Learn how to cook a Tuile | quick & easy recipe

    Tuile is that food item that can make your dish look amazing, no-matter what the other components of your plate are. It is used by many professional Chefs around the world as an ultimate food decoration. And it is actually very easy to make, as long as you have the right equipment (non-stick pan in this case) and use correct proportions in your recipe (see below). In this recipe I've flavoured my Tuile with Saffron, but you can use any kind of flavouring in your Tuile, e.g. substitute Saffron tea with tomato juice, or beet juice. In these cases you will end up with Tuiles not only of different taste…

  • healthy homemade Granola

    Healthy homemade Granola recipe | MUST-HAVE ingredient

    Here comes a quick and easy healthy homemade granola recipe! Granola is definitely a MUST-HAVE ingredient in my dry storage at home. I use it everywhere: salad garnish, in bread baking, on top of my guacamole toasts… everywhere! Besides, except for adding a nice texture and taste to food, granola is also super healthy and full of nutrients. It’s good for anyone, who is looking for adding nutrition to their diet, losing weight and improving health. This granola is a great additive to a post-workout meal as well, by the way! Click "play" to watch the full recipe: Ingredients for a healthy homemade Granola: 50 g Hazelnuts (roughly chopped) 50…

  • vegan napoleon cake

    Russian vegan Napoleon cake recipe

    Vegan Napoleon cake is one of the best cakes that you can make to impress your date on the St Valentine's day. As Usual, there is a full video of the recipe below. Click to watch on YouTube. If you prefer the written version, it is here for you as well. Enjoy!   Blitz Puff Pastry ingredients: -           300 g Cold vegan butter -           600 g Bread flour -           150 ml Cold water -           Juice of 1 Lemon Vegan pastry cream ingredients: -           750 ml Almond milk -           5 tbsp Sugar -           6 tbsp Cornstarch -           ½ Vanilla bean (paste) or 1 tsp Vanilla extract -           Rasp of 1…

  • Japanese short-grain rice
    Culinary techniques

    Japanese short-grain rice cooking method | without rice cooker

    Do you like Japanese short-grain rice? Rice is, no doubt, one of the most important grains in the world. A large proportion of the human population of our planet relies heavily on rice as the main staple food in its diet, especially in Asia. The number of the dishes one can make using rice is literally countless: paella, sushi, pilaf, arancini…, and the varieties of the rice itself are numerous: basmati, arborio, Jasmin, Bomba, Pecan… just to name a few. Nevertheless, regardless of all those varieties, there really are just 3 main cooking methods for all types of rice: pilaf cooking method, risotto and simmering methods. Pilaf method is very…

  • Italian cookies

    Iconic Italian cookies | Vegan version

    Iconic Italian cookies. Perfect for your coffee break! I’ve been wanting to bake those for months! Bought almond flour 2 months ago and, I guess, waited for the right moment. Well, the right moment had arrived! Here goes the recipe of the vegan version of Amaretti cookies (without Amaretto liqueur, because I don’t have any... but you can totally add a tsp). Ingredients for the Italian cookies: - 4 cups Almond flour - 1 cup Sugar - 1 tsp Baking powder - 1/2 Aquafaba - 1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar - 1 tsp Vanilla extract - Icing sugar (for coating) Direction: 1) Mix flour, sugar & baking powder in a…

  • Breville smart oven Pizzaiolo
    My reviews

    Breville smart oven Pizzaiolo | Pizza oven review

    Breville smart oven Pizzaiolo, what is it? This is the indoor home pizza oven review, an absolute essential kitchen appliance for any Pizza Lover! I am talking about all the advantages and disadvantages of this specific Breville Pizzaiolo model and cooking a Neapolitan style pizza. Enjoy! For easy Dutch oven bread recipe, click HERE or HERE. You can also see more of my video recipes HERE.

  • Dutch oven bread making recipe

    Dutch oven bread making recipe

    Here comes Dutch Oven bread! I believe, there’s no better culinary skill to learn than baking your own bread! So, I’ve made a video for you on how to make an easy Dutch Oven bread with a delicious crispy crust. Dutch Oven provides closed, a.k.a. more controlled environment for the bread baking. The moisture trapped inside the closed pot keeps the exterior of the bread moist and elastic (not as hot) for the 1st stage of baking and consequently allowing the loaf to grow bigger. Also, checking in with the scientific part of the process, the prolonged period of enzymatic activity, due to closed environment, allows sugars to “unlock” further…

  • Gua Bao

    Chinese Gua Bao recipe | Vegan version

    Here comes one of my most favourite Chinese street foods – Gua Bao or Bao Bun! It’s not the classical version of the recipe though, but rather a veganized one. I had removed the pork belly meat and pork fat from recipe, substituting them with BBQ Seitan and vegan non-dairy butter (therefore – not pure white colour of the dough, but rather light yellow/beige). Ingredients for the Gua Bao dough: 2 ½ tbsp Sugar 6 g Traditional Active Dry Yeast 190 g Soymilk 1 tsp Salt 260 g Bread Flour ½ tsp Baking Powder ½ tsp Baking Soda Juice of ½ Lemon   For awesome vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding recipe,…