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Rum baba, aka baba au rhum, is a sticky-sweet dessert made from a yeast-based cake soaked in, you guessed it, rum – after first being soused in a simple sugar syrup. * Jump to the Rum baba recipe We first tried rum baba in Montreal at a restaurant called L’Express when we were Crash Testing […]
Thu, 21 Jun 2012 12:53:54 +0000
Bangers and recipe using Waz and Lenny's browning and poaching method to create a tasty gravy
Tue, 05 Jun 2012 12:48:35 +0000
Waz and Lenny are back in Australian and on a mission to make the perfect pavlova
Tue, 05 Apr 2011 20:15:56 +0000
How to make Kung Pao Chicken - recipe and video from Lenny at Crash Test Kitchen
Thu, 13 Jan 2011 16:10:45 +0000
That leftover panettone still hanging around? Turn it into a simple, delicious bread and butter pudding
The post Panettone pudding recipe – a twist on bread and butter pudding appeared first on Crash Test Kitchen.
Mon, 20 Dec 2010 15:45:59 +0000
We're trying out a simple rum ball recipe and a posh one. A great treat at Christmas or all year round.
Fri, 26 Nov 2010 22:46:01 +0000
Lenny returns home from Alba, Italy, with a prized white truffle and a couple of 'slow food' recipes
Thu, 25 Mar 2010 15:29:50 +0000
Lenny makes sponge roll, aka jelly roll, from a recipe handed down by Waz's Nana and his Mum
The post Let the jelly roll: Swiss roll recipe from Waz’s Nana appeared first on Crash Test Kitchen.
Mon, 07 Dec 2009 17:43:26 +0000
Waz and Lenny's alternative to turkey includes perfect roast potatoes done in the duck's own lovely fat - as well as giblet gravy
Mon, 23 Nov 2009 11:49:07 +0000
Tasty dish where the stock-infused lentils and vegetables nicely balance the strong flavour of salmon
Mon, 14 Sep 2009 07:57:50 +0000
Lenny's Uncle Kev makes the best sausage rolls. They're simple, delicious and you can freeze them for later.
Fri, 17 Jul 2009 14:47:57 +0000
You can faff around trying to make a cut-price chicken taste good, or buy a decent one and cook it our simple way
Fri, 08 May 2009 10:51:17 +0000
This luxurious dessert is simple ... the key is, don't lose your nerve!
Fri, 06 Mar 2009 15:00:52 +0000
No need to fear this easy, classic French dish
Fri, 23 Jan 2009 14:13:12 +0000
Red-braised pork belly that melts in your mouth and brings together classic Chinese flavours
Fri, 19 Dec 2008 10:01:41 +0000
A mix of smoked and fresh fish, plus creamy sauce and cheesy mash, are the basics of Lenny's recipe
Fri, 07 Nov 2008 15:30:40 +0000
There's a right way and a wrong way to make pad thai - as we find out in this episode
Thu, 09 Oct 2008 08:54:13 +0000
Home-plucked and roasted partridges with a bread sauce and braised red onion
Thu, 11 Sep 2008 12:39:02 +0000
It's blackberry season! Simple dessert with fruit hand-picked from the Kent countryside.
Wed, 20 Aug 2008 09:52:32 +0000
Waz is on a mission to show the world what real bolognese sauce is all about
Tue, 08 Jul 2008 17:48:22 +0000
Love curry? Not eating enough fish? Here's the solution
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 11:22:45 +0000
A long-time favourite of Waz and Lenny finally gets the crash test as they make Portuguese custard tarts, or pasteis de nata - delicious!
Thu, 29 May 2008 10:32:46 +0000
Can you make bread in a slow cooker or 'crock pot'? Let's give it a go ...
Mon, 21 Apr 2008 15:46:23 +0000
Making stock in the slow cooker, or crock pot - toss it all in there, switch it on, then enjoy your day out
Tue, 25 Mar 2008 09:03:58 +0000
Porridge in a crock pot - part 1 of our Adventures in Slow Cooking
Wed, 20 Feb 2008 20:31:09 +0000
Never heard of treacle? Use jam instead in this simple, warming and wickedly delicious dessert.
Mon, 28 Jan 2008 20:05:53 +0000
Lenny's simple and fast soup - maybe TOO simple? - and Waz's left-handed potato peeling
Thu, 17 Jan 2008 10:01:38 +0000
Be wowed by Lenny's chicken-jointing skills as we make poached chicken with leeks
Wed, 09 Jan 2008 11:12:25 +0000
Lenny's secret fried rice - but go easy on the chilli, would you?
Thu, 03 Jan 2008 18:49:04 +0000
The Christmas turkey's on its last legs - so let's spice it up Laotian-style
Mon, 29 Oct 2007 12:09:53 +0000
The sponge is baked, the custard cooked. Now for the assembly ...
Tue, 23 Oct 2007 11:12:25 +0000
Waz and Lenny confront their worst fears by baking a sponge cake
Thu, 30 Aug 2007 15:23:30 +0000
Here's one Waz came up with - but Lenny is worried about mistimed potatoes ...
Mon, 30 Jul 2007 06:53:35 +0000
Quick, simple and fresh - but watch that naked flame!
Mon, 04 Jun 2007 09:30:13 +0000
Recipe for disaster, or rising to dizzy heights? CTK demystifies a much-feared dessert
Wed, 25 Apr 2007 15:24:54 +0000
Hainanese chicken rice in the new Crash Test Kitchen
Fri, 09 Mar 2007 09:23:45 +0000
Home-made muffins and a close-run thing with handcrafted hollandaise
Sun, 04 Feb 2007 15:48:23 +0000
Call them momos or gyoza ... these dippity little oriental dumplings are a bundle of flavour
Sun, 24 Dec 2006 22:30:59 +0000
Person of the Year! Yes, that's Waz and Lenny in Time magazine
Thu, 16 Nov 2006 10:47:18 +0000
Big, soft, bready pretzels, with lots of argument over the dough
Tue, 07 Nov 2006 11:04:12 +0000
An upside-down apple delight. Plus, WIN a copy of the Joy of Cooking 75th anniversary cookbook!
Mon, 16 Oct 2006 21:06:30 +0000
Delicious teacake (full episode) from Waz's mum's recipe
Mon, 17 Jul 2006 15:29:32 +0000
Welsh rarebit - or is it rabbit? - made with cheddar, Guinness and crusty bread (but no bunnies)
Tue, 04 Jul 2006 11:29:39 +0000
We visit our foodie fanatic friends Phil and Michelle for a 'moules and frites' experience
Thu, 22 Jun 2006 10:04:05 +0000
Peas, feta and garlic toasts make a quick snack - and imagine the pasta possibilities!
Fri, 02 Jun 2006 20:53:06 +0000
Oh-so-simple chocolate sauce, and brandy-macerated fresh cherries
Mon, 22 May 2006 11:31:11 +0000
Waz and Lenny serve up French onion soup made from home-made beef stock
Fri, 12 May 2006 13:00:26 +0000
Great French onion soup requires home-made beef stock. Are Waz and Lenny up to the task?
Fri, 05 May 2006 12:24:12 +0000
Waz and Lenny take the pie ... all the way across London
Mon, 24 Apr 2006 22:24:52 +0000
Banoffi or banoffee? Waz and Lenny reproduce this world-famous dessert of caramel, bananas and coffee on a shortcrust base
Sat, 15 Apr 2006 13:40:58 +0000
Check out Lenny's pineapple slicing technique as she turns a packet of leftover rice into a simple pudding
Thu, 06 Apr 2006 11:03:46 +0000
Lenny shows off her prowess with kitchen string to produce a delicious braised lamb shoulder - but BEWARE the perils of pyrex!
The post Triumph of the Lamb, Disaster of the Dish: Braised lamb shoulder recipe appeared first on Crash Test Kitchen.
Thu, 30 Mar 2006 16:01:34 +0000
We all knew Lenny had a soft centre. Try this devilish chocolate pudding with an irresistible molten heart
Wed, 22 Mar 2006 11:02:23 +0000
Lenny takes charge to make spaghetti puttanesca. But Len, STOP SAYING "UMM"!
Wed, 08 Mar 2006 23:44:05 +0000
Waz gets to make creme brulee at last ... but is it just an excuse to play with his blowtorch?
Tue, 21 Feb 2006 23:37:53 +0000
Another instalment from the vault. Tandoori chicken the easy, slap-together way
Sat, 28 Jan 2006 19:25:26 +0000
Waz is on a mission to expose cappuccino fraud perpetrated by dud baristas
The post Froth my milk up: cappuccino foam and how to get it right appeared first on Crash Test Kitchen.
Tue, 10 Jan 2006 23:56:10 +0000
Morocco shocker! What have these Aussies done to a north African national dish?
Sun, 18 Dec 2005 22:51:23 +0000
Chocolate cake: the third generation. Waz masters a family favourite recipe handed down from his nana for "boiled" chocolate cake
Tue, 08 Nov 2005 23:13:30 +0000
Who would have thought something so delicious could be so easy?
Sat, 29 Oct 2005 21:00:28 +0000
It's London! Waz and Lenny make steak and ale pie in Crash Test Kitchen's new home
Wed, 26 Oct 2005 12:51:05 +0000
We're on the move again ... and trying out the new H.264 video format. Let us know how it works for you! Watching on an iPod? E-mail us and let us know how it works!
Mon, 03 Oct 2005 18:22:23 +0000
On Cape Breton Island, the CTK team attempt a special roast chicken and do some moose-spotting
Mon, 19 Sep 2005 19:19:33 +0000
Mussels get the mobile CTK treatment on Prince Edward Island
Thu, 15 Sep 2005 21:40:39 +0000
On Prince Edward Island, Waz and Lenny create lamb racks with balsamic mint sauce
Tue, 06 Sep 2005 13:49:37 +0000
CTK makes a gourmet raid on Ile d'Orleans near Quebec City
Wed, 31 Aug 2005 18:05:52 +0000
Touring Canada, Waz and Lenny stop to cook a Ukrainian feast
Wed, 17 Aug 2005 20:06:40 +0000
Lenny makes a special blueberry treat for our little mate Noah
Wed, 27 Jul 2005 06:19:40 +0000
Waz and Lenny make linguine using spicy Italian sausage meat
Sun, 17 Jul 2005 20:23:29 +0000
Waz and Lenny unearth some REAL sausages in Calgary, Alberta.
Mon, 11 Jul 2005 04:51:42 +0000
Our friend Shaun invites us over for a Thai feast, bachelor-style
Wed, 06 Jul 2005 06:22:16 +0000
Home-made gnocchi and pesto - easy and fun! Classic episode featuring "orange rescue".
Sun, 03 Jul 2005 20:04:18 +0000
We road-test maple walnut French toast souffle on real-live Canadians.
Fri, 01 Jul 2005 15:59:53 +0000
It's Canada Day, so we're celebrating with a "French toast souffle" for our Canadian friends.
Thu, 30 Jun 2005 06:47:50 +0000
Sponge cake? Easy? No way! Things can go wrong - VERY wrong!
Fri, 24 Jun 2005 19:48:04 +0000
A wild time with wild rice. And shiitake mushrooms. Mmm ...
Wed, 15 Jun 2005 05:18:24 +0000
There's a trick to getting crepes just right, and by jove I think we've done it!
Sat, 11 Jun 2005 19:13:12 +0000
Lenny's got a cold. This simple, hearty chicken soup should help!
Mon, 06 Jun 2005 04:34:23 +0000
Click here to VIEW THE VIDEO (high quality, 8.2 MB) Click here for the smaller version (2.2 MB) I could eat hummus (aka “hommus”) all day, as long as someone keeps putting this tasty chickpea and tahini paste in front of me. But I used to be indifferent to tabouli (aka “tabouleh”), having mostly experienced […]
Sat, 28 May 2005 05:25:30 +0000
Click here to VIEW THE VIDEO (high quality, 8 MB) Click here for the smaller version (2.1 MB) We’re always trying to eat more fruit, so we grab a hand of bananas pretty often. But at supermarkets here in Edmonton they’re always green, so they sit on your kitchen bench for a few days, taunting […]
Fri, 13 May 2005 01:03:21 +0000
Our fondest memory of this dish is when we made it for our good friend Georgie’s “birthday week” party a couple of years ago. Much wine was drunk and much delicious, tender chicken saltimbocca was eaten. Click here to VIEW THE VIDEO The chicken breasts are sliced in half (horizontally – ah, maybe you’d better […]
Sun, 01 May 2005 23:12:59 +0000
Click here to VIEW THE VIDEO (Windows Media, high quality, 6.3 MB) Click here for the smaller version (1.7MB) We started making our own pizza while we were living in an old house that had a wood-fired kitchen stove. It’s now one of our staples and we insist on always making the dough from scratch. […]
Tue, 19 Apr 2005 05:36:59 +0000
Our guest for this instalment of Crash Test Kitchen is our old mate Dave. Now Dave is a bit of a dark horse, it seems, when it comes to matters of the kitchen. Just recently, after all our years of knowing the lad, he declared that he knew how to make a cheesecake. And not […]
Fri, 15 Apr 2005 18:39:07 +0000
Click here to VIEW THE VIDEO (Windows Media high quality, 6.3 MB) Click here for the smaller version (1.7 MB) We first had “fun rolls” (Vietnamese spring rolls) at The Vietnamese restaurant in Brisbane, where they bring the ingredients to your table and you make the tasty little parcels yourself – sharing a platter with […]
Wed, 13 Apr 2005 23:17:07 +0000
Click here to VIEW THE VIDEO (Windows Media, high quality, 6 MB) Click here for the smaller version (1.6 MB) Chicken breasts, simmered in soy and sake (thats “sak-eh”, i.e. rice wine). It’s a fast, flavoursome and DEAD SIMPLE dish we found in Donna Hay Modern Classics. Now some people say a lot of Donna’s […]
Mon, 11 Apr 2005 18:05:02 +0000
Click here to VIEW THE VIDEO The supermarket was having a special on frozen jumbo prawns, de-veined and in a split shell. Standing there in the aisle, I had a vague recollection of a vermicelli noodle salad with a chili lime sauce. We’d made it a few times, so I just grabbed the ingredients I […]
Fri, 08 Apr 2005 16:11:25 +0000
Click here to VIEW THE VIDEO (Windows Media, high quality, 6.3 MB) Click here for the smaller version (1.6 MB) Welcome! We’re Len and Waz, a couple of foodies who are not afraid to try something new, different and potentially disastrous in our sparsely equipped kitchen. What you’ll find here are clips of two normal […]