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 […]…

Tuscan Chicken Sun Dried Tomatoes & Spinach

COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE Ingredients: 6 Chicken breasts1 large egg beaten1/4 tsp salt1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper1/2 tsp dried oregano1/2 tsp dried thyme1/2 tsp dried paprika1/4 tsp garlic salt2 tbsp olive oil Sauce: 1 onion sliced2 cloves garlic crushed1/2 tsp dried oregano1 tsp paprika160 g sun dried tomatoes1 red bell pepper sliced120ml white wine150ml chicken…

Red Lotus Cocktail

“An interesting play of flavours that is both intensely sweet and delicately refreshing.” COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE 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 vodka60ml lychee liqueur45ml cranberry juice Method: Pour the ingredients into a…

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

The humble rhubarb was cultivated in China over 2700 years ago to aid digestion…Europeans listed it amongst silks and satins as an important item of merchandise in the 14th Century… COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE BY NONI CHRISTOPOULOS A dear friend who grows his own vegetables gave me a big bundle of rhubarb and tells me that…