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ROASTS with the MOST

It goes without saying that anyone who loves to cook – or just wants to improve their skills – needs at least one perfect roast to add to their recipe repertoire. As we head into the autumn and winter months, now’s a good time to brush up on your roasting techniques and prepare to wow family and friends. Here’s our foolproof guide.

CHOOSING A BAKING DISH

You can roast successfully in any old warped, thin baking dish, but when it comes to making the gravy, the pan will not only wobble on the cooktop, but will scorch if you don’t stir it madly. Having a good heavy-based baking pan made of aluminium alloy, heavy stainless steel or enamelled cast iron is a great investment. If you don’t intend to brown the meat initially or make gravy, you can also roast in glass, pottery or ceramic ovenproof dishes.

HOW TO TELL WHEN IT’S DONE

A meat thermometer will tell you the

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