Perfect: 68 Essential Recipes for Every Cook's Repertoire by Felicity Cloake

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  • Perfect chocolate mousse

    • Foodycat on May 28, 2021

      Really simple - chocolate, eggs, a bit of sugar - but still a bit tricky. Even adding the eggwhite in 3 lots it was still quite a challenge to get it to fold in without streaks, and my final result had a few lumps and wasn't as airy as it should be. Lovely flavour though. I used Lindt 75% dark chocolate and 1tsp amaretto.

  • Perfect ragú Bolognese

    • tekobo on February 18, 2017

      This is indeed the perfect ragu. Unusual ingredient was the chicken livers. They added a richness and depth of flavour. Go easy on the salt - remember this one starts with lardons!

  • Perfect chips

    • tekobo on December 29, 2017

      I find par boiling makes the end result a bit too greasy so I skipped the parboiling stage but followed the instructions for the first fry - washing, drying and chilling the chips first - but upped the temp 10 degrees to 130C. Then I freeze loosely in vac packs and these make for awesome home made frozen chips when deep fried from frozen.

  • Perfect Yorkshire puddings

    • tekobo on January 30, 2017

      I think it will take me a life time to get these perfect but Felicity's recipe is a good starting point.

  • Perfect chocolate brownies

    • amystar on January 21, 2022

      this is my go-to recipe for brownies. the only thing i need to be careful about is over or under cooking it. which i have done and both times i’ve not enjoyed it. but when i get the timing right it is absolutely perfect.

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  • ISBN 10 1905490836
  • ISBN 13 9781905490837
  • Published Aug 04 2011
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 272
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint Fig Tree

Publishers Text

How can I make deliciously squidgy chocolate brownies? Is there a fool-proof way to poach an egg? Does washing mushrooms really spoil them? What's the secret of perfect pastry? Could a glass of milk turn a good bolognese into a great one? "Perfect" will answer all these questions and many, many more. Having rigorously tried and tested recipes from all the greats - Elizabeth David and Delia Smith to Nigel Slater and Simon Hopkinson - Felicity Cloake has pulled together the best points from each to create the perfect version of 68 classic dishes. Never again will you have to rifle through countless different books to find your perfect roast chicken recipe, mayonnaise method or that incredible tomato sauce - it's all here in this book, based on Felicity's popular "Guardian" columns, along with dozens of invaluable prepping and cooking tips that no discerning cook should live without. Whether you're a competent cook or have just caught the bug, "Perfect" has a place on every kitchen shelf.

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