Helen's Rustic Mash Potato Recipe

Written by Helen Porter

Rustic Mash Potato - makes enough for 4 dinner portions

Take 6 large baked potatos Scrub and wash well Take a baking tray and rub lightly with butter and then put a light dusting of cracked sea salt overrepparttar whole tray Rollrepparttar 113115 baked potatos inrepparttar 113116 tray, then place in a pre heated oven at 220 degrees Half way through cooking rollrepparttar 113117 potatos over They should take 1hour and 45 minutes and you should be able to put a knife easily though a potato Once cooked takerepparttar 113118 potato out ofrepparttar 113119 oven and leave to cool for 10 mins. Cut them in half and scraperepparttar 113120 potato into a large mixing bowl Whilerepparttar 113121 potatos are cooling, heat half a pack of butter at half meltin point add 1/4 pint of milk torepparttar 113122 butter. Take offrepparttar 113123 heat oncerepparttar 113124 butter has melted intorepparttar 113125 milk.

Italian coffee – something for everyone

Written by Julie Carter

Espresso, caffè latte, cappuccino; there would seem to be as many types of Italian coffee as there are pastas. And just like pasta, Italian coffees are an art form accompanied by hundreds of customs and traditions. Whether it's a corretto coffee thrown back like a shot of alcohol, a cappuccino coffee and croissant for breakfast, or an iced coffee to cool off fromrepparttar hot midday sun, in Italy there is a coffee drink specific for every time and mood.

But how do you makerepparttar 113114 perfect cup of espresso? There are fully automatic espresso makers, pump driven espresso machines, lever piston espresso machines, and, of course,repparttar 113115 classic aluminium espresso coffee maker –repparttar 113116 choices are endless. All will make a great cup of coffee but it is entirely dependant onrepparttar 113117 features that you desire. The perfect cup of coffee depends not only onrepparttar 113118 bean type andrepparttar 113119 milk you use but alsorepparttar 113120 machine - blade vs. burr coffee grinders, tamp pressure, water temperature, and humidity. Caffeine lovers not only have their favorite local coffee house or cafè, but even prefer certain baristi because of their ability to deliver a perfect espresso coffee.

So what kind of coffee should you order? The possibilities can be as daunting as a Starbucks menu. Below is a list ofrepparttar 113121 most popular coffee beverages.

caffe (espresso)—a small cup of very strong coffee, i.e., espresso caffe Americano—American-style coffee, but stronger; weaker than espresso and served in a large cup caffe doppio—double espresso caffe freddo—iced coffee caffe Hag—decaffeinated coffee caffe latte—hot milk mixed with coffee and served in a glass for breakfast caffe macchiato— espresso "stained" with a drop of steamed milk: small version of a cappuccino caffe marocchino— espresso with a dash of hot milk and cacao powder cappuccino — espresso infused with steamed milk and drunk inrepparttar 113122 morning, but never after lunch or dinner granita di caffe con panna—frozen, iced beverage (similar to a slush, but ice shavings make it authentic) and topped with whipped cream

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