The Basics: A Really Useful Cook Book (Google eBook)

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Allen & Unwin, Apr 1, 2009 - Cooking - 608 pages
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Tired of cookbooks with a mess of complicated instructions, exotic ingredients, and completely unachievable photographs of food that only a chef could prepare?

Then The Basics is for you - hundreds of easy to follow recipes with simple ingredients for fast everyday meals. Includes rescue remedies for when things go wrong, substitute ingredients for those times when the cupboard is bare, and handy explanations of all those obscure or tricky cookbook terms that other cookbooks assume you understand. With recipes ranging from roast chicken to lasagne and baked cheesecake, The Basics is a cookbook for everyone from the beginner just leaving home to the more confident cook who wants daily inspiration and a great collection of delicious everyday recipes.
  

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This is a really great book for if you have no idea how to even boil and egg! I had fun reading it, just because there were tiny tips and tricks in it that I didn't know (although I do know how to ... Read full review

Review: The Basics: A Really Useful Cook Book

User Review  - Goodreads

This is a really great book for if you have no idea how to even boil and egg! I had fun reading it, just because there were tiny tips and tricks in it that I didn't know (although I do know how to ... Read full review

Contents

Bread and butter pudding
276
Bread and butter pudding with soy
277
Chocolate mousse
278
Chocolate selfsaucing pudding
280
Christmas pudding
282
Crepes
284
Junket
286
Lemon delicious
288

Super fluffy pancakes
16
2 Dips and Accompaniments
19
Baba ghanouj
20
Caramelised onions
21
Chilli jam
22
Guacamole
24
Hummus
25
Mint jelly
26
Onion jam
28
Pesto
30
Pistou
32
Quince paste
33
Salsa verde
34
Tapenade
36
Tomato chutney
38
Tomato relish
40
Tomato jam
42
Tzatziki
43
3 Soups
45
Cauliflower soup
46
Chicken and sweet corn soup
48
Chicken soup with matzoh balls
50
Crab chowder
51
French onion soup
52
Gazpacho
54
Minestrone
56
Miso soup
58
Mushroom soup
59
Pea and ham soup
60
Potato and leek soup
61
Pumpkin soup
62
Seafood gumbo
64
Tomato soup
66
Vegetable and barley soup
68
4 Seafood
71
Cooking whole fish
72
Crab cakes
74
Fish fillets panfried
76
Fish pie
77
Garlic prawns
78
Prawn cocktail
80
Salmon patties
81
Salt and pepper squid
82
Seafood crepes
84
Tuna bake
86
5 Poultry
89
Apricot chicken
90
Chicken Kiev
92
Chicken liver parfait
94
Crispy skin chicken breast
96
Peking duck
98
Roast chicken
100
Roast duck with cherry sauce
102
Roast turkey buffet
104
6 Meat
107
Baked ham
108
Barbequestyle spare ribs
110
Beef casserole
112
Beef stroganoff
114
Bolognaise sauce
116
Braised beef brisket
118
Braised lamb shanks
120
Chilli con carne
122
Corned beef
124
Cottage pie
126
Lasagne
128
Meat loaf
130
Moussaka
132
Osso buco
134
Rissoles
136
Roast beef
138
Roast lamb
140
Roast port and crackling
142
San choy bao
144
Sausages and mash with pepper sauce
146
Steak and kidney pie
148
Thai beef salad
150
Veal schnitzel
152
7 Vegetables
155
Baked potato in cream
156
Bubbleandsqueak
158
Corn of the cob
160
Pickled vegetables
162
Potato mash
164
Ratatouille
166
Roasted vegetables
168
Vegetables and noodle stirfry
170
Vegetarian lasagne
172
Zucchini slice
174
8 Salads
177
Caesar salad
178
Chefs salad
180
Coleslaw
182
Fattoush
184
Greek salad
186
Green salad
188
Nicoise salad
190
Panzanella
192
Pasta salad
194
Potato salad
196
Rice salad
198
Tabbouleh
200
9 Grains and Pulses
203
Couscous with preserved lemon and saffron
204
Fried rice
206
Lentil burgers
208
Macaroni cheese
210
Firm polenta
212
Soft polenta
213
Risotto
214
Spaghetti carbonara traditional no cream recipe
216
Spaghetti carbonara westernised creamy version
217
Spring rolls
218
10 Dressings Sauces and Butters
221
Savoury sauces
222
Caesar dressing
224
Cocktail sauce
226
Garlic butter
227
Ginger soy
228
Hollandaise
229
Mayonnaise
230
Mee goring sauce
232
Napoli sauce
233
Pad Thai sauce
234
Red wine sauce
235
Plum sauce
236
Satay sauce
238
Shallot dressing
240
Sweet and sour sauce
241
Teriyaki sauce
242
Thai chilli sauce
243
White sauce
244
Vinaigrette
246
Yoghurt dressing
247
Sweet sauces
248
Butterscotch sauce
250
Caramel sauce
252
Chocolate sauce
254
Raspberry sauce
256
11 Desserts
259
Apple and rhubarb crumble
260
Apple pie
262
Apple Strudel
264
Baked cheesecake
266
Baked quince
268
Baked ricotta cheesecake
270
Banana split
272
Brandy snaps
274
Lemon meringue pie
290
Lemon tart
292
Pannacotta
294
Pavlova
296
Peach melba
298
Pecan pie
300
Pumpkin pie
302
Queen of puddings
304
Raspberry fool
306
Stewed rhubarb
307
Rice pudding
308
Sticky date pudding
310
Summer pudding
312
Syrup pudding
314
Tiramisu
316
Trifle
318
Yoghurt and lemon mousse
320
Zagaglione
322
12 Cakes Biscuits and Pastries
325
Almond bread
326
Anzac biscuits
328
Baklava
330
Bacon and egg pie
332
Banana bread
334
Banana cake
336
Basic biscuits
338
Biscotti
340
Carrot cake
342
Cheese twists
344
Chocolate brownies
346
Chocolate crackles
347
Chocolate fudge 1
348
Chocolate fudge 2
349
Coconut ice 1
350
Cupcakes
352
Devils food cake
354
Flourless chocolate cake
356
Flourless orange cake
358
Friands
360
Fruit cake
362
Fruit mince pies
364
Gingerbread people
366
Hedgehog
368
Honeycomb
369
Hot cross buns
370
Hummingbird cake
372
Lumberjack cake
373
Macaroons
374
Marshmallows
376
Melting moments
378
Meringues
380
Muffins
381
Nanaimo bars
382
Peanut brittle
384
Pecan biscuits
385
Pikelets
386
Praline
387
Quiche Lorraine
388
Raspberry cheesecake
390
Sausage rolls
392
Scones
394
Spanakopita
396
Sponge cake
398
Swiss roll
400
Tea cake
402
Toffee
403
Vanilla slice
404
13 Toppings
407
Basic icing
408
Cream cheese frosting
409
Devils chocolate frosting
410
Custard
411
Italian meringue
412
Lemon curd
414
Pastry cream
415
Marmalade
416
Strawberry jam
418
14 Drinks
421
Banana Smoothie
422
Eggnog
423
Hot chocolate
424
Lemon and ginger tea
425
Lemonade
426
Punch
427
15 Basic Recipes
429
Apple prune and spice stuffing
430
Beer batter
432
Blini
434
Chicken stock
436
Clarified butter
438
Club sandwich
440
Creme fraiche
442
Croutons
443
Curry powder
444
Dashi stock
446
Fish stock
447
Fondue
448
Frittata
450
Garlic bread
452
Garlic confit
453
Lavosh
454
Nachos
456
Pasta dough
458
Sweet pastry
460
Sweet shortcrust pastry
461
Shortcrust pastry
462
Quick puff pastry
463
Choux pastry
464
Pizza dough
466
Preserved lemons
468
Sugar syrup
470
Vanilla syrup
471
Vegetable stock
472
The Really Useful Information
475
Avocados
476
Cheese
479
Chillies
480
Corn
484
Eggs
486
Fats
490
Fish
491
Flour
493
Herbs
497
Lemons
500
Mushrooms
505
Onions
507
Pasta
508
Pastry
509
Potatoes
510
Poultry
511
Quinces
515
Salt
519
Sauces
521
Seafood
523
Spices
527
Sugar
532
Tomatoes
536
Food allergies intolerances and food additives
537
Basic Pantry Essentials
545
Essential Kitchen Equipment
546
Cooking techniques
549
Basic preserving
558
Conversion charts
561
The Indexes
573
Recipe index
575
General index
579
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2009)

Anthony Telford is the author The Kitchen Hand. He has been a regular guest on Australian commercial TV and radio. He was the host of RRR's Chewing the Phat, a regular contributor to the Herald Sun's food pages, and the on screen chef for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. He is currently presenter on Channel 10's 9AM with Dave + Kim and Ready Steady Cook. Anthony is a trained chef and at the age of 21 was the executive chef at Rydges hotel in Melbourne. He is the father of seven children and he lives in Byron Bay.

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