Bordelaise sauce is a child of the espagnole mother sauce – you can see the espagnole sauce recipe here.
The bordelaise sauce recipe is a red wine sauce that takes its name from the Bordeaux wine region of France.
Traditionally, bordelaise sauce goes beautifully with steak, roast beef and any in fact any dish that works well with demi glace or red wine based sauces.
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I recently had a go at making my own Escoffier demi-glace. If you’re sticking to the the true Escoffier version of demi-glace then you will be needing a recipe for Escoffier’s espagnole sauce, one of the 5 mother sauces. Many chefs today skip the espagnole sauce stage when making demi glace, but I really wanted to do according to the master.
The issue I had was finding an espagnole sauce recipe that I could easily translate to the volume of stock I had made. Since I spent 16 hours making stock and a 2nd stock from the same bones (remouillage) I didn’t want to make any mistakes. Read the rest of this entry »
Prep time: 30 min
Perfect spicy pizza sauce – the holy grail. There aren’t many recipes that are as fun or creative as a homemade pizza. But what’s a pizza without an amazing tomato sauce. Since Dominos introduced their very spice meltdown pizza a few years ago I’ve been trying to create the perfect spicy pizza sauce, and just last week, I think I succeeded!! Tonights dinner will be a ham, chili and chorizo pizza using my perfect spicy pizza sauce – and I’m going to share the recipe with you! Read the rest of this entry »
Chilli Sauce Recipe
This chilli sauce recipe takes minutes to make, can be eaten hot or cold and goes with pretty much anything (I’ve even used it as an ingredient for salad dressing!). Read the rest of this entry »
Prep time: 5 min
A stack of muffin, bacon and poached egg topped with a thick creamy hollandaise sauce has to be the ultimate in decadent breakfasting! For years I’ve put off making a hollandaise sauce because an easy hollandaise sauce recipe completely alluded me. Finally, having recently mastered the humble poached egg, I decided to grow a pair and master a hollandaise sauce recipe. Read the rest of this entry »