Chef Palette

Strawberries & Cream

  Mother Nature has blessed us with her bountiful of beautiful produce. Quintessentially British, it certainly spells long warm summer afternoons sitting on a…

spring

The Sugar Spring Fair

  Spring is upon us and mother earth simply waits to burst into  her full bloom. We at the ICCA Sugarcraft Studio humbly attempt…

Bread Making

The Science Behind Bread Making

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Easter Simnel Cake

    Simnel cake, a light fruit cake layered and topped with marzipan eaten during Easter in the  UK and Ireland. Recipe: Baking Temp:…

A Vegetarian Meal plan with millet

  Although there are different varieties of millet grown around the world, the most common cultivar is Pennisetum glaucum, also known as pearl millet. In terms of history,…

Camping & Kebabs

    Camping is a wonderful time with the family and friends, in this cloud-kissed chilly atmosphere. Spending time around the open fire and…

Joojeh Kebabs

    Joojeh kebabs are one of most popular and delicious dishes of Iran, made with fresh tender chicken marinated overnight for best result….

Chocolate chestnut gateaux

    This is a contemporary twist on the traditional version of the classic buche de noel, the famous and delicious French Christmas gateaux….

White Chocolate Brownie

    For White Chocolate Brownie Ingredients     Quantity White Chocolate 125gm Butter 125gm Yolk 40gm Egg white 60gm Castor Sugar 112gm Flour…

Gingerbread Village

    Gingerbread House is a novelty confectionary made out of baked cookie dough pieces stacked together to give the shape of a house…

snow ball cookies

Cashew Snow Ball Cookies

    Snow Ball Cookies, a delicacy representing Christmas, which can be recreated with walnuts or pecans. Dredged in sugar, the cashew butter balls…

Iced Caramel Macchiato

    Out barista instructor Sam Tan combines the rich, full-bodied Espresso with Caramel Sauce & Coconut syrup Ingredients Espresso x 2shot caramel sauce x 40ml…

Veggies from our seas

  Love them or hate them, vegetables are and should be on everyone’s daily diet.  They provide a source of many wonderful nutrients such…

Strawberry Espresso

    Strawberry adds a delicious touch to espresso. Use strawberry purée to add more authenticity tot he flavors. Espresso x 2 shot Strawberry sauce x…

Peach Cobbler

    Ingredients: For the Peaches- Fresh Peaches (peeled, sliced)- 8pcs Brown sugar- ¼ cup Castor sugar- ¼ cup Cinnamon powder- ½  tsp Nutmeg…

Chocolate Pecan Rolls

    The aroma and warmth of freshly baked sweet bread is a homely comfort that is hard to resist.  Chocolate Pecan Roll is…

Beef & Veggie Stir-Fry

Ingredients 300 gm skirt steak, cut into strips. Maldon Sea Salt freshly ground black pepper Juice of 1 lime 2 tbsp soy sauce 1…

Pull apart bread

    Ingredients Quantity Rye FlourBread Flour 150 gm350  gm Yeast 10 gm Salt 8 gm WaterMolasses 320 ml30 gm   Method   Make…

Crispy fish batter

    Dripping or oil, for frying 400g plain flour, put in the freezer for 15 minutes before using 3tsp baking powder 550ml very cold…

Unicorn doughnut

    Ingredients Quantity Butter milk 1/3 cup+1tbsp Melted butter 3 tbsp Flour 1 cup Salt 1/4th tsp Baking powder 1tsp Sugar 1/4th cup…

Chickpea Pancake

      Ingredient                                Quantity Pancake Chickpea flour (besan)  1 cup Yoghurt  2/3rd cup Double cream ½ cup Cayenne pepper ½ tsp Turmeric powder…

Brioche french toast

    Ingredients Quantity Thick brioche sliceSugar 6pcs1tbsp+1tsp Ground Cinnamon 1/4th tsp Flour 2tsp Egg 2pc Milk 1/4th cup Cream 1/4th cup Vanilla 1tsp …

Caponata and Herb Polenta

Spiced Caponata on cilantro flavored polenta, drizzled with coriander chutney. Paprika flavoured Semolina polenta Ingredients: 3 cups milk 1 cup semolina or pasta flour…

Blueberry Muffin

    Ingredients 110g Plain flour 110g un salted butter 65g Caster sugar 2 free-range eggs 1½ teaspoons baking powder 125gFresh blueberries Pinch nutmeg  …

Apple Cobbler

    Ingredients 3large granny smith apples, peeled and sliced 1cup all-purpose flour 1cup sugar 1teaspooon cinnamon 1large free range egg 1⁄2cup unsalted melted butter  …

My Memoirs of Eid

    Growing up in an Industrial Township in an eastern state of India with the most diverse and multi-religious environment are my memories…

Steamed Rice Sandwich Cake

Steamed rice sandwich is actually from the Japanese origin called “Onigiri”. This alternative to sandwich making is filled with positive effect on your digestive…

Food in a Basket

  Late spring and the beginning of summer, spells a new dawn for the picnic enthusiasts. Dust the cobwebs from your baskets and shake…

Hot Cross Buns

  Hot Cross Buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday in several countries. Here’s  a good recipe that you can try at home.  …

CHEESY SANDWICH

    INGREDIENTS 30g  butter, cut into 3 even pieces 2 slices thick white loaf bread 2 slices cheddar, or Monteray Kosher salt DIRECTION…

Slow cooked top side of Beef

Ingredients 11/2 kg rolled beef topside 1tablespoon olive oil 4red onions, peeled and quartered 1⁄2a celeriac, peeled and cut into chunks 12shatanay carrots, peeled and halved lengthways…

Forrest in a glass

    Ingredients  (6) Quantity Flour 2cups Sugar 2cups Cocoa powder ¾ cup Baking soda 2tsp Eggs 2large Salt 1tsp Butter    milk 1cup (if…

No Nonsense easy chicken taco

Ingredients 10 Tacos 1 Red onion (sliced) 1 red pepper (sliced) 1 medium shredded iceberg lettuce olive oil (sauté chicken) 5 medium tomatoes (sliced)…

SUPERFOODS

  Foodies who have a health conscious, are constantly on the lookout for new and exotic products within the food market for their diets;…

Fruit Brioche

    Ingredients Yeast     14 gms Flour      2 ¼ cup Salt         ½ tspn Sugar     2 tblspn Cinnamon powder          ¾ tspn…

Dynamite Shrimp

Ingredients   For the shrimp Shrimp 10 pcs Corn flour  50gms + 50gms Flour      50 gm Baking powder 1 tsp Egg 1pc Cold…

Crème Brûlée

  Ingredients: Quantity Egg yolk 55 gm Fresh cream 100 gm Milk 50 gm Sugar 30 gm Vanilla Essence Few drops Pistachio Paste                                     …

Speculoos chocolate cups

For Crumble Ingredients   Quantity Biscoff cookies 60gm Melted butter 20gm   For Biscoff Cheese mousse Ingredients     Quantity Cream cheese 75gm Cream…

Pan seared beef fillet with Portobello béarnaise

  Ingredients Portobello ( chopped )  2pcs Beef fillet                            200gms Rosemary                            2 strings Garlic                                     2cloves Oil                                           2 tblspn Shallots chopped            …

senses

Serving the Senses

Food is one thing that we know that uses all of our five senses. Be it the aromas of those delicate flavors slowly wafting…

Truffle infused mushrooms, sun dried tomato and goat cheese strudel

    Ingredients Portobello mushrooms 100gms Button mushrooms.      100gms Sun dried tomatoes.      50gms Shallots chopped.        30gms Garlic chopped.              15gms Salt                                   AR Pepper.                             AR Filo…

Spiced chicken wraps

  Ingredients: 2 Tbsp Cajun seasoning: ½ tsp cumin ½ tsp paprika ½ tsp cayenne pepper ½ tsp black pepper powder ½ tsp rock…

Savory Yogurt

    40 g Toasted oatmeal 30 g toasted nuts of your choice (Almonds, Hazelnuts, Pistachios and Pine nuts) 2 tbsp Runny Honey 1…

Minced Pie

    Pie crust Flour                 400 gm Butter               240 gm Sugar               50 g Egg                  2 large Fruit mince / Mincemeat…

Roasted Turkey

    Roasted Turkey Ingredients 1 free-range turkey 5–5.5kg Maldon sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 Brown onions, peeled and halved 1…

CORN BREAD

    Ingredients 6 tblsp Butter (melted) 3 tblsp Vegetable oil (for the tray) 1 cup Cornmeal 3/4 cup Flour 1 tblsp Sugar 1…

Pumpkin cappellacci in clear chicken broth

    Clear Chicken Broth                                                                                                                       Yield: 02 portion  Ingredients: Quantity Chicken  stock 800 ml egg whites 1 no Celery 15 gm Onion 15…

Chestnut Soup

    A classic, smooth, rich and easy to make Chestnut soup to warm your heart on a cold winter night during the Christmas…

Know Your Herbs

Fresh herbs are readily available in every good supermarket, so as a foodie, cook or chef you should get to know your herbs as well as learn how to cook with them.

Truffle Grits with pan seared seabream

  Ingredients Grits                                      100gms Chicken stock                    200ml Parmesan cheese            50gms Cheddar cheese               50gms Salt                …

Doughnuts

Ingredients 1 tbsp fresh yeast 4 tbsp caster sugar 150ml oz full fat milk warmed 225g plain flour, plus extra for dusting ¼ tsp salt 50g unsalted…

Laminated Ravioli

    Pasta from Latin “dough, pastry cake”, is a staple food from Italy prepared by extrusion of a dough prepared from durum wheat…

Cranberry Cobbler

  Ingredients 90 g tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan 180 g Fresh cranberries, 200 g caster sugar, (20 g sprinkle over…

Pumpkin & Curried Peas

    Ingredients 2 tbsp. unsalted butter 1 medium onion 1 garlic clove 2½ tsp. curry powder ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. Freshly ground…

Soul Food

“Soul food is a variety of cuisine that comes from the traditional dishes of the Southern United States and originated from the food prepared and consumed by enslaved Africans…

Pumpkin Risotto

  Ingredients Serves 2 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. medium onion (finely chopped) 100 g pumpkin (diced) 200 g Arborio rice 50 ml…

Tomato Tale

  Tomato which is now an integral culinary ingredient is consumed in a variety of ways, eaten raw or cooked, used in salads and…

Creativity as a Chef

  “Cooking is a creation. As a creation, it is a personalized view of the way we like to express our feelings. It is…

Sustainability

  Many years ago whilst coming through the ranks of a cook, the word sustainability was not a word that really meant anything to…

Colour me Beautiful

  Summers all over the northern hemisphere and all the colours of nature are resplendently arrayed. Celebrating guaranteed sunshine weather, upcoming holidays or special…

Food Wastage & Recycling

  “Cooking is one of the simplest and most gratifying of the arts, but to cook well one must love and respect food” –Craig Claiborne….

Rosemary and Lemon Risotto

    A wonderful recipe where tradition from northern Italy and Mediterranean flavors are in harmony. The richness of a creamy risotto (made with Arborio rice)  scented with…

Roasted Leg of Lamb

    An English dinner all-time-favorite, served traditionally with mint sauce and roasting juices, could be stuffed and trussed or trussed after marinating. Could…

Becoming a Professional Chef

  “Cooking is like Love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at  all.” Harriet Van Horne Passion, Patience, Persistence, Perseverance, Perfection…

PME Knightsbridge London

    From machining engineers to Educators recognised around the world for innovation, quality and dedication to education in Sugarcraft, with over 50 years…

Kitchen Essentials

  I recall moving into my first apartment many years ago and wondering what I would need in the soft furnishings side. How would…

The Mentor

  Here at the International Centre for Culinary Arts – ICCA Dubai,  we chef instructors are not just teachers, but are actually life coaches…

What is Healthy Food Actually?

The discussion on healthy food or rather unhealthy food is never-ending. There are many dimensions to this discussion. So, is home cooked food healthy?…

To Bake or not to Bake?

Why Cake? – Why bake, or decorate for that matter…? As long as we have human milestones and landmark occasions to celebrate, – birthdays,…