Homemade Mango Pudding

Chinese meals do not typically end with a dessert or dessert course which is common in Western cuisine. Instead a platter of fresh seasonal fruit is often served at the end of the meal. However, Dim Sum menus have incorporated puddings which are often served in small portions together with the savoury items; there is…

The Papa Doble Cocktail

Also known as the Hemingway Special, this cocktail was created for Ernest Hemingway during his time in Cuba and has evolved to incorporate pink grapefruit juice and maraschino liqueur; the author preferred his daiquiris without the sweet syrup and an extra shot of rum. Add or takeaway ingredients according to your tastes and enjoy. Ingredients:…

Fluffy Strawberry Sponge Cake

A lighter version of our traditional British Victoria Sponge Cake using a Taiwanese Castella Cake recipe. This uses less fat, sugar and flour and produces a delicate fluffy light sponge, perfect during the summer months with freshly picked strawberries. The following recipe produces approximately 8 to 10 slices and requires two round 8 inch cake…

Rosé Mojito

A refershing summer cocktail and different twist on the classic mojito, i only had a drop of rosé wine left so i mopped it up in this cocktail. Ingredients: 6-8 mint leaves 35ml gin 20ml fresh lime juice 50ml rosé wine 15ml rose syrup 50ml soda water Mixed berries to garnish Ice Method:Gently muddle the…

Japanese Sponge Cake Recipe — COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE

Ingredients: 5 egg whites 5 egg yolks plus 1 whole egg 60g melted butter, cooled to room temperature 100ml milk 60g plain flour 20g corn flour ¼ tsp salt 90g caster sugar Method: Whisk the egg whites on a medium speed until foamy then gradually add the sugar and continue to whisk on high speed… via…

Lychee Gimlet — COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE

Ingredients: 35ml London Dry Gin 25ml Lime juice 15ml Triple Sec 50ml Lychee Liqueur A dash of sugar syrup Method: Fill a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice, add all the ingredients and shake vigorously. Strain into cocktail glass and garnish with a lychee. via Lychee Gimlet — COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE

Chinese New Year Almond Cookies — COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE

Ingredients: 180g plain flour 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda 100g icing sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 120g ground almond 130ml groundnut oil/corn oil or vegetable oil (use oil that is neutral) 1 egg yolk + 1 teaspoon water (beat together to make egg wash) Almonds to decorate (optional) Method: Pre-heat oven to […]…

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 […]…