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January - Happy New Year!
KeefCooks Newsletter: January 2018
I produced a huge amount of video content in January - apart from what you see here, there were a number of videos on Planet Keef too. Oh, and Happy New Year!

Lardy Cake

08 January 2018
I'm sure the fact that this has 'lard' in its name will scare off a lot of people because it sounds terribly unhealthy. But actually lard contains less saturated fat than butter. Lardy cake is a traditional English enriched bread sweetened with dried fruit and sugar and made luscious by lard.

Scotch Pie

19 January 2018
Scotch pies were traditionally made with a mutton filling, but that's quite hard to find these days, so lamb is used. Scotch pies are similar to pork pies, in that the meat is fairly dry, not in a sauce, and it is raw when it goes into the pie.

Boiled Egg and Toast Soldiers

26 January 2018
Nothing could be simpler than boiled egg and toast soldiers, but I have in the past struggled to get a boiled egg the way I like it.

Announcing Planet Keef

09 January 2018
My other channel has been going for a bit over a year now, but I never really figured out what is was for or about. It started off as Keef Talks, where I would just ramble (hopefully amusingly) about anything that caught my interest. But then it started getting political and I didn't really want that. And in the end, with all the bad stuff going on in the world, I could barely raise a smile, never mind anything else. So it kind of fizzled out. Then I had the idea that people might be interested in DIY and making things, so I changed it to Keef Makes. But my garage/workshop gets pretty cold in winter, so the last thing I wanted to do was go in there and make stuff. Finally, I decided I didn't want to limit myself to a particular thing - instead I would have a number of strands to the channel, and it would be anything I wanted that wasn't cooking. So, Planet Keef it is then.

Spreadable Butter

12 January 2018
I love real butter, but it can be challenging to spread it on bread or toast in cold weather. So we also have a tub of spreadable butter - margarine is a big no-no for us, except maybe in baking. But the spreadable stuff is generally more expensive than the real thing, because it uses cheaper ingredients plus some expensive marketing - go figure. I thought it might be fun to try making my own.

All-Day Breakfast in a Can - Taste Test and Review

15 January 2018
Now and again I like to try ready-made stuff from the supermarket. Stuff that I really would not normally buy, just to see if I'm actually missing out on something worth eating. Sadly, this was not a delightful, almost instant, all-day breakfast. It was a vile can full of slop. Now I know.

Rustler's Chicken Burger - Taste Test and Review

22 January 2018
This thing looked absolutely gorgeous on the packaging, but of course that's only a 'serving suggestion'. The things that make it look great are the colourful items like lettuce, artfully placed tomato and so on. Now, when I do a taste test, I don't pimp things up in any way - I want to see and taste what I bought. So in this case, what you get is a bread bun, a breaded chicken burger, and a sachet of 'special' mayonnaise. Without pimping, following the cooking instructions to the letter, it was pretty grim.

Outtakes & Bloopers from April 2017

17 January 2018
I'm the first to admit I frequently make mistakes, and quite often I will leave them in the video because I don't want to be mistaken for a serious chef. But you don't want to see me stumble over the same sentence half a dozen times, do you? Well, maybe you do. Occasionally, I collect the sweepings from the cutting room floor and compile them into a video exclusively for my Patreon SuperFans. But that means only a very few people get to see these gems, so after about 6 months of exclusivity, I'll unleash them on the world.