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11 Baking Ratios Every Pro Should Memorize

You’ve heard it said before that baking is a science — and it’s true. Ratios are the backbone of our favorite recipes for cookies, cakes and more. …

Milk bread: How to make the addictive, iconic bread

Bread: it’s one of life’s most simple but greatest pleasures. Bread is always there for you, whether sandwiching together delicious fillings or just …

Eats like a pizza but takes less time to make and bake

By Bonnie S. Benwick<p>, Deputy Food editor<p>Pizza-type meals are easy to pull together on a weeknight, as long as you plan ahead for dough or keep the store-bought, refrigerated bags of it in stock. But this recipe from “Great British Baking Show” winner John Whaite’s new book, “Perfect Plates in 5 …

Recipes

The great car hire rip-off: when will rental companies finally clean up their act?

It should be so simple; such a stress-free run-of-the-mill part of a holiday. Yet I hear more complaints from readers about car hire companies than about any other single issue. And that is despite the fact that in 2015 the Competition and Markets Authority (formerly the Office of Fair Trading) …

Ripoff

The BEST Carrot Cake Recipe

How To Make The Carrot Cake:<p>Preheat oven to 350°F.<p>Grease and flour three 8-inch round baking pans. Or alternately, you can use two 9-inch round …

olive oil carrot quick bread with candied carrots

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally butter a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. (Note that my pan was 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inches; I poured the extra batter into 2 …

FundersClub, Where Folks Can Back Startups Online, Says It's Beating the Pros

The 2012 Jobs Act let regular Americans invest in startups, spawning a glut of crowdfunding sites offering real ownership stakes in return for cash, …

Meet the women who set up Mush: the new 'Tinder for mums'

Katie Massie-Taylor met Sarah Hesz on a cold and rainy morning in south-west London. As meet-cutes go, it wasn’t particularly auspicious.<p>“We were the only ones in the playground and Sarah came up and awkwardly chatted me up - she asked for my number within two minutes,” Katie laughs. “We went on to …

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

15 Online Design Tools To Help You Create Stunning Visual Content

Beautiful design and great visual content play a great part in today’s economy. It doesn’t matter in what field you specify – you might be a writer or entrepreneur wanting to sell your services or products.<p>The main difficulty is that hiring a competent designer might be expensive and if you run a …

Infographics

Vietnamese prawn noodle soup

INGREDIENTS<p>1.5 litres of good chicken, beef, or veg stock<br>• 3 garlic cloves, very finely chopped<br>• 2 red chillies, deseeded for less heat if preferred, very finely chopped<br>• 2 sticks of lemongrass, first two layers removed, the white bit finely chopped<br>• 3cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and very finely …

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Making Pasta from Scratch (Trust Us, It's Worth It)

<i>The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) is one of the largest culinary schools in the world, offering both professional and recreational programs</i> …

Italian Food

Pasta with broad-bean pesto

SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>350g pasta, such as penne or farfalle<br>• 200g podded broad beans (about 400g unpodded)<br>• 15g basil leaves<br>• 1 fat clove garlic, crushed<br>• 15g Parmesan, grated, plus extra to serve<br>• 100ml olive oil<p>METHOD<p>Cook the pasta in plenty of boiling salted water according to the pack instructions. Drain and …

Why Brining Is Better than a Marinade for Pork Tenderloin

Ready to say goodbye to dry pork tenderloin once and for all? I thought so — me too! The simplest way to do it is to ditch the marinade in favor of …

Cooking

Don't buy your 2018 Isa before you read these 25 tips

The deadline for the end of the tax yearis in five days, and many are rushing to fill up their Isa allowance for the year.<p>Amid the scramble to secure cash within a tax wrapper, investors should not act rashly and forget the key rules of investing. Here we lay out the 25 dos and don’ts for investing …

Love a flat white coffee? Here's how to make a flat white cocktail

Coffee in cocktails is a growing trend on the British bar scene, but the espresso martini is so totally last year<p>This Christmas , the ultimate alcoholic indulgence comes in the shape of the Flat White Martini. Created at Selfridges by head bartender Luis Silva, the Flat White Martini - inspired, of …

Why We Love This One-Bowl, Chai-Spiced Bundt Cake

<i>Great recipes deserve four forks. But there are a select group that go beyond mere excellence—they approach immortality. These recipes get inducted</i> …

7 Menstrual Apps That’ll Make Tracking Your Period a Breeze

Let’s be honest: Getting a surprise visit from Aunt Flow is the *absolute* worst. But even though we know that tracking our cycle is essential, we’re more than a little fed up with manually crunching the numbers in our paper planner to determine when we have to stock up on tampons and cranberry …

Rock Jaw Scores Again With Resonate In-Ear Monitors

Headphones fit over your head and earphones plug in your ears. It’s simple, isn’t it? Well, maybe not. Now we have a third category: In-Ear Monitors or IEMs. They work like headphones and earphones except they plug directly into your ear canal with custom eartips and they often include really …

Audiophile

Why you should get a 10-year mortgage now

Brexit, a new American administration and a year of potential political upheaval in Europe mean that 2017 – and the years beyond – offer little certainty.<p>But borrowers worried about the potential effect on interest rates can lock in decent mortgage rates to see them securely through the next …

Dan Doherty's ultimate brunch recipes

Dan Doherty serves up simple, informal recipes from his new book for a relaxed late-morning treat –or a delicious surprise at any time of the day<p><i>Toast Hash Roast Mash by Dan Doherty (Mitchell Beazley, £20) is available from books. telegraph.co.uk</i><p>Dan's brunch recipes for a lazy Sunday<p><b>Oven-roasted</b> …

Amelia Freer's olive and rosemary chickpea flatbreads

Make up a batch of these gluten-free flatbreads if travelling and dip into hummus, pesto or tapenade.<p>MAKES<p>Seven triangles<p>INGRIDIENTS<p>140g chickpea flour<br>• 250ml water<br>• Olive oil, for greasing<br>• 2 tbsp garlic-infused olive oil<br>• 1 sprig fresh rosemary, leaves picked<br>• 25g pitted green olives, finely …

A simple recipe for homemade bread: Ricardo | The Star

In a large pot, combine the flour, salt and yeast. Add the water. With a fork, stir until the flour is completely moistened, but not necessarily …

Recipes

Lemon and Rosemary Olive Oil Cake [Vegan]

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Red Wine Brownies Exist (and They're Amazing)

You guys already know how we feel about the beautiful combination of red wine and chocolate here at Kitchn. And while red wine hot chocolate is …

Dessert

Roti, a Recipe Mastered Through Repetition

SAN FERNANDO, Trinidad and Tobago — It is, at a glance, simple and unremarkable: a circle of flatbread as flaccid as a cotton cloth, with a texture not quite as doughy as pita bread, yet fluffier than a tortilla.<p>To a diner unfamiliar with the dish, it may look like an accessory, just a vehicle to …

The Met Digitizes its Collection, Releasing 375,000 Images for Free

Art

A Refined Terrace House in London by Cassandra Ellis

London designer Cassandra Ellis specializes in transforming houses that are seemingly beyond repair into homes of quiet repose before moving on to …

Roast yogurt-marinated chicken recipe

A golden roast spatchcocked chicken, served with coriander, red onion and pomegranate salad<p><b>SERVES</b><br>4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>1.6kg (3lb 8oz) chicken<br>250ml (9fl oz) plain natural yogurt<br>juice of ½ lemon<br>3 tbsp olive oil<br>4 garlic cloves, crushed<br>1 tsp ground cayenne<p><b>for the dressing</b><br>1 small garlic clove, crushed<br>1 red …

All-in-one furniture cube is perfect for micro apartments

It includes a bed, a walk-in closet, and additional kitchen counter space<p>Nils Holger Moormann, the German-based designer behind this tricked-out Volkswagen van-cum-mobile-home, has designed another small-space solution, this time an all-in-one furniture cube for people living in micro …