Sunday, 19 September 2010

Roast Pork Shoulder

This week have watched 2 different cooking shows to make Roast Pork. Saturday morning, what is in my mind - go to the supermarket get a Pork shoulder or leg.

It is a very easy cooking method. Preparation less than 10 minus, put salt all over pork skin. I also put some rosemary inside the meat and lemon zest on the top of the skin to add some favor.
I put some water in the tray as learning from one of the cooking show.

According to the package, 1 hour 200 degree for 1 kg pork, it is quiet accurate.

But my pork shoulder is wrapped by net, it seems take longer time to make the pork fully cook.

Pork skin become crackling  the meat is very soft and juicy.
It is not much different Hong Kong style BBQ pork (肉), especially the skin part. I haven't eaten it for at least 5 years.

I also pan-fired shredded cabbage for side-dishes.
Very simple- Heat up a little bit oil, add curry powder and turmeric first in order to bring up the spices favour and then add shredded cabbage and pinch of salt. When the cabbage become soft, it is done. I learnt it from one of my Indian's friend.

Turmeric is one of my favor - in summer time, I would boil rice together with turmeric and eat it with yogurt mixed with few drops of lemon juice.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

French Brioche

After Opera cake, it should be Bread time.

When I did research about Opera Cake, also found some French Bread recipe.

I don't think I have eaten Brioche before. Seeing some photos from   - very attractive - that is the motivation !

This recipe is from my favor blog -French brioche

In the beginning, the dough is incredible sticky, not much difference from porridge. I started getting worry and try to think some quick fix - add more flour, do this, do that.... But author of this recipe is a very famous blogger and also author of some magazines - so I should stick to what she said.

It comes up very light, fluffy and not really feel the butter when you eat it.
It does remind me Maxim's at home, their long sweet bread. Love it, good for breakfast, afternoon tea. I keep it in the fridge and microwave for 20 second - Perfetto !