• Poached egg
    Culinary techniques

    How to cook Poached Eggs (culinary technique broken down)

    Poached eggs might be one of the coolest things that any food enthusiast can learn to cook. The technique might seem intimidating, but really is quite easy as long as you follow certain guidance! Here are the things that you need to keep in mind, while cooking poached eggs: Choose the most fresh eggs possible, and of a highest grade. Fresh eggs vs. older eggs have more dense texture and are less likely to fall apart while being poached. Use a tall stock pot for this poaching method. When you pour an egg inside, it will start sinking down, and the further its way toward the bottom of your pot,…

  • English muffins

    Absolutely delicious English Muffins (breakfast ideas)

    Need some ideas for a special breakfast? Here's a perfect one just for you! English muffins with poached eggs, a.k.a. eggs Benedict. Although the whole process of cooking English muffins takes about 4 hours (3 inactive hours, while the dough is rising), it's totally doable to make them fresh for breakfast. Just prepare the dough a day ahead, leave in the fridge to proof overnight and cook them fresh (10 min to fry) the next morning. These savoury muffins are mostly known for being an essential component in Eggs Benedict and part of MacMuffin at McDonnalds Mac Breakfast. Nevertheless, you will also absolutely love to have them with butter and…

  • Barlotto

    How to cook Barlotto, a.k.a. Barley Risotto

    Risotto comes from an Italian word, meaning ‘rice’, referring to a rice dish. So, Barlotto is another way of naming barley, cooked using a risotto cooking method. But it also is one of the culinary methods, used for rice cooking, when rice is first toasted, and then little amounts of hot liquid are added little by little, while vigorously stirring and waiting for it evaporate. Barley, as we know, is usually cooked using a Pilaf culinary technique of rice cooking… In Barlotto dish, however, it turns out just perfect when cooked with a risotto method and, in my opinion, even more flavourful and interesting than a classical risotto. The recipe of…

  • Shiitake mushroom crackers

    Shiitake mushroom crackers recipe

    Here's a quick an easy recipe of a cool snack that you can make at home in just a few minutes - Shiitake mushroom crackers. This crackers are perfect on their own, but they also go brilliantly well with sour-cream & mushroom based dips. I've prepared these crackers to pair them with my Barlotto, a.k.a. Barley Risotto, cooked with Shiitake mushrooms. Without further ado, here's a recipe for you to follow in order to cook these Shiitake mushroom crackers. Preparation time: 35 min Cooking time: 15 min Per servings: 5 servings Ingredients: 75 g Rice flour 75 g Bread flour 3 Dried Shiitake mushrooms (app. 10 g in total) 2…

  • 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…