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    [–] Easy Marzipan Uncle_Retardo 5 points ago in GifRecipes

    I get them from my local pharmacy here in South Africa, R200 for 1kg which is about $14 US for 2.2lbs. Mostly I just roast them in the oven with a bit of salt and pepper.

    [–] Easy Marzipan Uncle_Retardo 8 points ago in GifRecipes

    Also you can do lots of fun things with Marzipan, coat it in dark chocolate, add to croissants, use in cakes, fudge rolls..... its endless!

    [–] Easy Marzipan Uncle_Retardo 26 points ago in GifRecipes

    Sure, you can buy it, but homemade marzipan is ridiculously easy to make at home. And by doing so, you control exactly what goes in it! You can adjust the sweetness, if liked, or add additional flavourings such as rose water or almond extract. Watch how easy it is to make marzipan for homemade cakes, sweets and more.
    Credit: Allrecipes UK | Ireland


    • 250g whole almonds
    • 150 to 200g icing sugar
    • 3 drops rose water or almond extract (optional)


    Prep:10min › Ready in:10min

    1) Place the almonds in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Let stand for a few minutes until cool enough to handle. Slip the almonds out of their skins one by one, leaving the remaining almonds in the warm water. It is the easiest to remove the skins when the almonds are wet. Drain in a colander.

    2) Place almonds and icing sugar in the food processor fitted with a metal blade and process to a paste. If the mixture is dry, add cold water, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon at a time. Scrape the sides a few times to ensure even processing. Towards the end add a few drops rose water or almond extract and process until smooth and no longer grainy.

    3) Wrap in foil and store in a cool and dry place. Use the marzipan within a week or two.


    [–] Can you smell what The Fok is braaing? Uncle_Retardo 1 points ago in southafrica

    Yes I have thousands and million billions of them in my garden, they burn quickly into a hot coal and good for 1 hour. They are a bit smokey at first but the flavor is pretty good.

    [–] Can you smell what The Fok is braaing? Uncle_Retardo 1 points ago in southafrica

    Food Lovers has a special on Pork and Lamb Ribs at the moment

    [–] What do you do with your peppers? Uncle_Retardo 3 points ago in HotPeppers

    I quick pickle mine these days, just dice up some red onions, celery, garlic cloves and any choice pepper, place into a glass jar with lid then add boiling vinegar with some rock salt. You can go crazy with spices such as mustard seeds, star aniseed, cloves, whole peppercorns etc but I like to keep it simple. Ready when chilled and keeps well in the fridge for a few weeks. Goes good as side or on tacos.
    Gordon Ramsey does something similar when he makes buttermilk fried chicken:

    [–] Looking for hot sauce recommendations Uncle_Retardo 5 points ago in southafrica

    Easy, I'm a masochist and love to burn my eyeballs 🤣 However if they re prepared like this there's less chance of crying, give or take a few ingredients you choose

    [–] Looking for hot sauce recommendations Uncle_Retardo 6 points ago in southafrica

    If you have a regular sauce that you like for example Missus Balls Chutney or even good old Tomato Sauce you can easily spice it up at home. What I do is put some Habanero chillies in the blender then saute them in hot Canola oil with a bit of sea salt for a few minutes then let it cool and add to your ordinary sauce to make it on fire. Cooking them in oil helps diffuse the capsaicin readily. Even regular store bought chillies like Thai green or birds eye should work too.

    Woolies should stock very hot Habaneros this time of year since they're grown in Mozimbique where the weather really helps.
    Trust me they are very hot !!!!

    [–] My homemade selfie stick Uncle_Retardo 2 points ago in somethingimade

    I made it out of bamboo, a wire clothes hanger, my mobile phone protective case and some sticky tape. Use your phone camera 10 second timer to take selfie pics and the clothes hanger joint is flexible.

    [–] Redditors who send mail internationally from SA Uncle_Retardo 1 points ago in southafrica

    R800 for a foot long sized box of lego
    R200 for a pack of cards
    R50 for a postcard
    Prices do change, sometimes more sometimes less. Sending to the US would be about the same pricing but at the front desk they weigh your parcel and give you two quotes, the cheaper option with no tracking and tracking.

    [–] Redditors who send mail internationally from SA Uncle_Retardo 2 points ago in southafrica

    I use Postnet too, never had any problems and the packages I send to New Zealand have always arrived within 2 weeks. They're really organized and maybe a bit pricier if you want tracking but great option if you want to ensure your parcels arrive.