Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Sweet and Sour Chicken

This Dish is a Classic , and i love it with Chicken as the meat tends to be that little bit more tender and more suitable to deep frying than pork in my humble opinion.

Ingredients
Chicken Breast 500 Grams

Marinade Ingredients
1 Tbsp Of Seasame Oil
1 Tbsp of Mirin
1 Tbsp of Mince Garlic
Salt and Pepper

Sauce Ingredients
2 cups of Water
Sugar 7 Tbsps
Vinegar 5 Tbsps
Ketchup 2 Tbsps
Oyster Sauce 1 Tbsps
Soy Sauce 2 Tbsps

Other Ingredients
1/2 Onion
1 Red pepper
2 Pineapple Rings
1/4 Cucumber
Cornstarch
1 egg white

Method

Firstly  Gather your Ingredients.
Then cut up your chicken into bite size pieces and make up
the Marinade and Marinade the Chicken for 4 hours.
Make up the Cornstarch Mixture by  adding 1 cup of water to 1 cup of Cornstarch for 4 hours.
Then Drain the water and beat in one egg white.
 Chop Vegetables
 Heat the Sauce Mixture over a Medium Heat
 Add the Veg to the sauce
 Add the Chicken to the Cornstarch mixture
 Then Start Deep Frying
 Cooked Chicken
 Then Boil the Sauce quickly  and add cornstarch mixed with water and keep stiring to thicken the sauce about 3 tsp of cornstarch to 3 tsp of water should do
 The Finished Dish
 The Meal


Monday, 1 September 2014

Wimbledon Cake

Another Cake which which uses up strawberries and is a big winner in any household.

Ingredients

Butter for Greasing
3 Eggs
90 Grams of Caster Sugar
90 Grams of Self Raising Flour

Filling and Topping

300 ml whipping cream
125 grams of Strawberries Slices
1 Passion fruit , halved
some Strawberries halved to decorate
2 x 18cm ( 7 inch) Sandwich Cake Tins

Method
Gather Your Ingredients
 Whisk the Eggs  and Sugar for about 8 minutes until it starts to thickens
 Like so
 Then Sift the Flour
 And Fold in , then divide the mixture into 2 sandwich tins
Bake at 190 degrees Celsius for 25 minutes
 Here are the sponges  cooling after being cooked
 Mean while prepare your fruit and Whisk the Whipping creaming
 Cream on the sponge layers and add the fruit
 Spread the Cream on the top of the top sponge layer
 Decorate with Strawberries
 Inside the Cake
 A Lovely Slice


Sunday, 31 August 2014

Eton Mess

Eton Mess is a traditional English Dessert which is simple to make and very very tasty.

Ingredients

200ml Double or Whipping Cream
200ml Low Fat Yoghurt
5 Bought Meringue nests
200 grams of Strawberries plus extra to Serve
1 Tbsp Icing Sugar
Fruit Coulis

Method
Gather the Ingredients
 Lightly whip the cream and fold into the Yoghurt 
Break the Meringue into bite size  pieces. 
Also crush the strawberries with icing sugar
 Then simply add the Meringue and crush strawberries into the Yoghurt and Cream Mixture
 Then place in a dish and Serve with Strawberries and Fruit Coulis
 Close up of the Eton Mess


Saturday, 30 August 2014

Strawberry and Cream Meringue Roulade

This Dessert is Perfect for the Summer and preat easy to do aswell. I hope you enjoy.

Ingredients

4 Egg Whites
250 grams of Caster Sugar
45 Grams ofFlaked Almonds
Icing sugar for dusting

Filling

300ml of Whipped Cream
250 Grams of Strawberries Quartered
9 inches by 13 inches Swiss Roll tin

Method
Gather Your Ingredients
 Separate your eggs
 Grease the Swiss Roll Tin
 Put Parchment paper on
 Whisk your Egg whites then add Sugar  a little at a time
 Until you have a mergiune like mixtiure liks so
 Spread evenly on the Swiss roll tin and put the almonds on top 
Then bake in the oven at 200 degree celsius for 8 minutes then 160 for 10 minutes until the mergiune 
Has gone brown
 Then get the Merginue out and  leave to cook for 10 minutes
 Whisk the Whipped Cream until it looks like so
 Then turn ur meringue upside down and peel the parchment paper off but making sure there is another sheet of parchment paper at the bottom. Then spread the  whipping cream.
 Add the Strawberries
 Then Roll
 Like so
 Cover with icing sugar
 Enjoy a slice
 Yum

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Barbados Cream

This Recipe is a very old recipe of my mother's dating back some 40 years.

Ingredients
150 ml of Double Cream
300 ml Natural Yoghurt
8 Rounded Tablespoons of Soft Brown Sugar
3Teaspoons of Rum  ( Optional)

Method
Gather your Ingredients
 Whip the Cream
 Mix the Yoghurt in tothe cream and add the Rum (optional)
 Then put this Mixture into 6 Ramekins
 Add the Sugar on the top of each Ramekin
 Then put in the Fridge for 24 hours and then you can Enjoy this simple creamy dessert