Chinese Roast Belly Pork — COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE

Ingredients: 1.3kg piece of pork belly, skin on 1 1/2 tbsp Chinese cooking wine 1 tsp Chinese five spice powder 1 tsp white pepper 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp white vinegar (helps conduct heat evenly) 200 g rock salt 6 tbsp light soy sauce 2 tsp freshly grated ginger 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce Method: […]…

Pumpkin Loaf Cake — COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE

Ingredients: 1 & 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp ground cloves 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg 2/3 cup sugar 2/3 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup milk 3 egg whites 1 cup pumpkin puree (you can buy canned from the supermarket […]…

Yang Zhou Fried Rice — COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE

A recipe invented by the regional magistrate of Yangzhou province in late 18th Century China, popularly known as Special Fried Rice in Chinese Restaurants today. Enjoy! Ingredients: 400g long grain white rice (cook a day before, cool and leave in fridge until ready to use) 3 tablespoons ground nut oil 2 large eggs, beaten 120g […]…

Tuscan Chicken Sun Dried Tomatoes & Spinach

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Ingredients: 6 Chicken breasts 1 large egg beaten 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1/2 tsp dried paprika 1/4 tsp garlic salt 2 tbsp olive oil Sauce: 1 onion sliced 2 cloves garlic crushed 1/2 tsp dried oregano…

Red Lotus Cocktail

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The distinct flavour of lychee is accented with the lighter taste of cranberry, an interesting play of flavours that is both intensely sweet and delicately refreshing. Ingredients: 60ml vodka 60ml lychee liqueur 45ml cranberry juice Method: Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into…

Hong Kong Style Coconut Milk Pudding — COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE

Ingredients: 100ml water at room temperature 200ml coconut milk 200ml fresh milk 2 tbsp gelatine 80g sugar Instructions: Pour the water into a large mixing bowl and sprinkle the gelatine onto the water, allow the gelatine to sit and bloom Put the remaining ingredients (fresh milk, sugar and coconut milk) into a saucepan. Heat it […]…

Rhubarb, Rhubarb

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BY NONI CHRISTOPOULOS A dear friend who grows his own vegetables gave me a big bundle of rhubarb and tells me that the vegetable which we cook as fruit was at one time worth several times the price of opium. The Chinese used the rhubarb root for medicinal purposes…

Easy Beer Bread Recipe

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Ingredients: 3 cups self-raising flour, sifted 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 bottle or can (12 fl oz) beer, at room temperature 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted Method: Preheat the oven to Gas 5 / 375°F. In a mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Add the beer…

#WorldWhiskyDay

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BY NINA YANG When you think whisky, do you think Japan?  When I think of single malts and whisky, the image that comes to mind is of brawny men in kilts pushing barrels about in a cellar.  However, I am told by my bar tender friend in America to…

Cocktails for Mama!

BY ANASTASIA CHOO Aside from flowers and breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day, impress the Mama in your life with one of these easy cocktails: Tea Tini – It’s tea time and Mum will sure enjoy this light short drink on a Spring afternoon. Ingredients: 50ml vodka 30ml iced tea (sweet) 10ml lemon juice (fresh) […]…

Fluffy Greek Yoghurt Pancakes

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BY NONI CHRISTOPOULOS Serves approximately 4 Ingredients:  1 cup whole-wheat flour 1 cup all-purpose flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 Tablespoon sugar 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or any other variety of milk) 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt…

Autumn Apple Roses

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BY ANASTASIA CHOO Is there anything that feels more nostalgic or autumnal than a basket of freshly picked apples? Each year in October a friend brings me an abundant mix of Cox’s Orange Pippins, Worcester Pearmain and Egremont Russets from her orchard to celebrate a delicious harvest.  As an…