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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…

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 legalities of making wine where you live. Here in the UK, it’s pretty much fine to make and drink for ‘domestic’ purposes, but selling it can get you into serious hot water.

This is pretty much where I began with my ‘all things, all homemade’ mentality. Let’s face it, wine is pretty expensive stuff and the range of flavours is pretty limited. I needed a hobby to get me away from the various screens I find myself looking at every evening. I wanted something I could make and share with friends and I’m bordering on being an alcoholic.

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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…