Month: January 2017

Simple Charcuterie: How to make Confit Duck

Simple Charcuterie: How to make Confit Duck

Confit Duck is a pretty classic French dish and is one of the oldest forms of meat preservation. You can buy this tinned, but it’s incredibly expensive. We’ve been making duck prosciutto for some time here at The Miniholding. A whole duck works out at 

Simple Charcuterie: How to make Biltong

Simple Charcuterie: How to make Biltong

We’ve done a few examples of simple charcuterie over the past 18 months or so here at The Miniholding and I’ll be making guides for them as and when they are repeated. Eating meat that’s never been cooked is easy to do if bought at 

Beginner Breadmaking: Basic Flatbread

Beginner Breadmaking: Basic Flatbread

Flatbreads seem to have become more and more popular over the past 2 decades or so.

If you’d have asked me for an example of a flatbread back in the 80’s, I probably would have said ‘pizza’ and, maybe, ‘naan’.

The reputation is well founded in my opinion. Flatbreads make a great change to sandwiches and go brilliantly with spicy foods such as curries, chilli, Moroccan spiced lamb etc. They’re very common across the globe with many variations and are often prepared with minimal equipment and in very difficult conditions. Surely, with a bit of practice, these should be easy to replicate in a modern kitchen right? Well yes, yes they are.

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How to Make Your First Gallon of Wine part 1

How to Make Your First Gallon of Wine part 1

This is the first part of a walkthrough that will help you to make your first batch of wine using supermarket juice. 1 gallon is 6 bottles of wine. This post is clearly aimed at those over the legal age of consumption. Please check the 

Beginner Breadmaking: The Basic Loaf. Get Breadmaking!

Beginner Breadmaking: The Basic Loaf. Get Breadmaking!

Stoneground Spelt: Basic Loaf This post is intended to show you how to bake your first loaf. For those who do bake, please feel free to share your tips and tricks in the comments. I’ve found that, using this method, it’s possible to have a completed