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As bread machines have become popular, the simple skill of kneading dough is disappearing from our cooking repertoires. If you don't have a bread machine but still want to make homemade bread, here's a simple guide to what to do when the recipe says "knead dough for 10 minutes".


Baking gluten free bread without the amazing, almost magical quality of gluten can be quite challenging, but not impossible! Use a blend of gluten free flours to create a yeasty, moist, airy loaf, like 'real' bread! Here are some practical tips to help you bake the best gluten free breads.


You can adapt many conventional recipes for the slow cooker. Any oven or stovetop recipe that has some moisture in it, whether it is water, stock, wine or sauce, will work in your slow cooker.


When it comes to measuring ingredients, Australian and New Zealand cooks love our cups. With the internet opening up access to recipes from all over the world, you need to be sure you are using the right cup. Here is a basic guide to weights and measures used in Australian and New Zealand cooking to help you measure it all up.


If you need to substitute wheat products and gluten in your diet we have a range of suggestions for fabulous and gluten-free baking and cooking.


Here's some great tips for upping the flavour of your soup without upping the kilojoules.


If rice can feed a large part of the world’s population, imagine what it can do for dinner at your place. There are now so many different varieties of rice available in the supermarket but you only need to know a few basic ratios of rice to water to cook rice perfectly.

If you don't have a rice cooker or a microwave rice maker, don't despair, perfect rice can still be yours!


The fact that diet is a key part of managing diabetes is no surprise. After all, glucose comes from food so what you eat affects the level of your blood sugar and at what rate it rises. Food is not the problem in managing diabetes, it's a big part of the solution.


Make a gingerbread house this Christmas for the perfect homemade Christmas decoration and creative fun activity.
Never made one before? No worries! This step by step guide will set you on the right path.


Freezing home cooked meals is a money saver, a health saver - and when you're in the middle of a crazy week - a life saver! Here's some great tips for helping you take full advantage of your freezer.

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