Steak, with Garlic & Herb Butter

Ingredients 100g butter, softened 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ cup finely chopped soft herbs (parsley, thyme, rosemary) Coarse salt Freshly cracked black pepper 4 Steaks Method In a small bowl, combine softened butter, garlic, and herbs. Season with a pinch of salt and a few turns of pepper, and mix until evenly combined.  Place the butter mix in cling film, and roll into a log … Continue reading Steak, with Garlic & Herb Butter

Pain Au Chocolat

Ingredients 1 block puff pastry 100 (31/2oz) chocolate, finely chopped – whatever type you prefer 1 medium egg, lightly beaten Method Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan). Lightly dust a work surface with icing sugar and roll out the pastry to a rough rectangle. Cut the pastry into three equal strips length ways, then cut each strip into four equal pieces to make smaller rectangles. … Continue reading Pain Au Chocolat

Dauphinoise Potatoes

Ingredients 500ml double cream 500ml milk 3 garlic clove 8 large Potatoes 100g Gruyère cheese – I tend to use Parmesan as an alternative Seasoning   Method Pre-heat the oven to 180C. Tip the cream, milk and garlic into a large saucepan and bring to a simmer. Season with a pinch of salt – I find this teeny step the most important! Slice the potatoes very … Continue reading Dauphinoise Potatoes

Steamed Pork Dumplings

I N G R E D I E N TS 1/2 medium sweet heart cabbage, finely sliced 1 Dessertspoon kosher salt 1 pound ground pork, (I used 500g pack of minced pork) 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2-inch piece fresh ginger, finely chopped/grated 2 tablespoons sesame oil 2 large eggs, whisked 1 pack of round dumpling, wonton, or gyoza wrappers  Things you … Continue reading Steamed Pork Dumplings

Pork Loin Steaks with Sauteed Apples

I N G R E D I E N T S Pork loin steaks 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg A knob of butter 2 Red Apples (I used Gala) 2 Shallots, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup apple cider Seasoning (salt and pepper) M E T H O D Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the pork with over the … Continue reading Pork Loin Steaks with Sauteed Apples