>> Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Fruit Pastry Cake Recipe(adapted from HappyHomeBaking)100g butter160g caster sugar50g low fat greek yogurt3 eggs1 tsp vanilla extract1 tsp lemon or orange zest210g plain flour1 tsp baking powder3 Tbsp poppy seeds3 nectarinesa handful of blueberriesMethod:1. Preheat oven to 180C.2.Cream butter, sugar and yogurt until light and fluffy.3. Add in eggs one at a time and beat until combined.4. Mix in vanilla and lemon/orange zest.5. Sift in flour and baking powder. Mix until incorporated and fold in poppy seed.6. Pour batter onto a 8" lined round pan. Lay fruits at the top. Sprinkle some sugar over the fruits.7. Bake for 60-70 mins.8. Leave the cake to cool in the pan for 5-10 mins. Remove cake from pan and let to cool on a wire rack.
Pork Chop in Apple Sauce Recipe5 thin pork chop pieces1 apple, cut into wedges1/2 brown onion, slicedolive oil for pan fryingapple sauce, to servemarinade:3 Tbsp soy sauce (estimated)1 tsp brown sugar5 cloves of garlic, mincedsea salt and black pepperMethod:1. Marinade pork for 3hours or overnight.2. Heat a large pan with olive oil.3. Place apple wedges and onion onto the pan.4. Add pork chop, 2 at a time (or as many as your pan can hold, obviously). Pour over marinade sauce. Cook 5minutes on each side until golden brown.5. If you want your apples to be tender you can dish the pork and leave apples to cook for a little extra time.6. Serve with apple sauce!Garlic Angel Hair-angel hair pasta-heaps of chopped garlic-extra virgin olive oil-salt and pepperMethod:1. Cook angel hair pasta until al dente.2. Add olive oil in a pan together with garlic and salt.3. Cook on low heat until garlic turns slightly brown.4. Toss in pasta, season and serve.
Before classes officially commence, when I can still sip on a cup of coffee and take it slow, I finally turned to my blog. Hi. I'm writing to you, and this time no overdue posts. I took my time during the weekend for grocery shopping and to the morning market.