Day 52 – Crackling

Today I made : Roast Chinese Belly of Pork with Five Spice Powder Crackling and Chinese Greens. This recipe was one of my top three favourites of the whole course. Usually I’m not a fan of rich, fatty meats which can leave me feeling nauseous but the spice rub cuts the richness and makes it…

Day 18 – Deep Fat Frying

(Disclaimer – The picture of the chickens has nothing to do with this post, so if you want to read about fried chicken look elsewhere. I walk past them every morning and love how the red looks against the green leaves. They were cooperative today and posed for some pics). More bread today. The white yeast dough I…

Day 15 – Bake Off

Friday was The Great Ballymaloe Bake Off, the most enjoyable morning of cooking so far. Usually I have multiple recipes in my order of work but on Friday I had just one thing – a chocolate cake. The criteria for winning was crumb texture, icing consistency and presentation. I went for a rustic natural look and…