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Tuesday 22 October 2013

北菇滑雞煲仔飯 | Clay Pot Chicken Rice with Cantonese Sausage - Josephine's Recipes 60

Clay Pot Chicken Rice with Cantonese Sausage is a very popular one pot meal among the Chinese community in everywhere, affectionately called Bo Zai Fan in Cantonese. It is traditionally cooked in a clay pot, but you can use electric rice cooker for convenience. Before I bought a claypot, I cooked claypot rice using a rice cooker and you can see this picture has a wonderful smoky flavour and a nice crust. These are actually the best bits of the dish, adding a satisfying crunch to every bite.

2 servings:
Prepare time: 10 minutes Marinade time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Simmer: 5 -10 minutes

1) Cook the rice for 15 minutes.
2) Add the marinade chicken pieces with mushroom and chinese sausages, for another 25 minutes

1 chicken maryland, 2 chicken wings (cut to small pieces) 雞脾肉, 雞翅
1 cup of thailand fragrant rice 泰国香米 (两小碗=1)
1 cup water 清水 (两小碗 = 1)
2 chinese sausages 榮華腊腸
(rinsed in warm water, removing wax covering
and sliced diagonally after cooked)
2 dried chinese mushrooms
(rinsed and soaked, cut sliced) 冬菇浸軟切絲

A dash of sesame oil 麻油/香油
1 tbsp oyster sauce 蚝油
1 tbsp soy sauce 酱油/老抽
1 tbsp cornstarch 玉蜀黍粉
2 tbsp of sweet rice wine or sherry cream 甜米酒
1 tsp white pepper 胡椒粉
A small knob of ginger, sliced 姜絲

Topping and Garnish: 饰和配搭來吃
2 tbsp of Leekumkee premium dark soy sauce 李錦記特級老抽
spring onions, and fresh chili jullienned 蔥花 、辣椒

1) Marinade chicken pieces with mushroom for 30 minutes.
2) Wash 1 cup of rice, and add 1 cup of water, put a little sesame oil and cover claypot with lid.
 Simmer the rice in medium heat until it is almost cooked, about 15 minutes.
3) Add the marinated chicken pieces with mushroom, and 2 chinese sausages cover the claypot and continue cook for another 25 minutes. Turn off the stove, take it out the 2 chinese sausages,
removing wax covering and sliced diagonally and put back the claypot and keep warm for slow cook another 5-10 minutes before serving.

Helpful Tips:
How much water you add depends on what kind of rice you're cooking and how moist you prefer it. Put a little sesame oil and cover claypot with lid. (This will make a crispy rice effect).


Saturday 19 October 2013

蘋果千層酥派 | Old Fashioned Apple Pie | Puff Pastry Apple Pie Recipe - Josephine's Recipes 59

5個蘋果 (小)

1) 蘋果洗淨,去皮切成粒。 切丁後,入鍋,加入糖,擰汁,和肉桂粉,用中火煮至溶化,蘋果變軟、待涼備用。

2) 桌面散上麵粉,千層酥皮分割成四片的長方形,做出两份。 (可用木棍搖晃;分成八片的長方形,做出四份;以上材料也就雙份).

3) 蘋果粒,鋪在叉了小孔的酥皮上,覆蓋上另一張酥皮。 用叉子壓邊條紋。

4) 1個蛋黃打勻,表面酥皮,搽上蛋液。

5) 中間上畫出條紋。

6) 烤箱預熱170~180℃,45分鐘即可。


Helpful Tips:
1) Grill longer at a lower temperature. If not the problem is that the dough on the bottom of your crust is not reaching a high enough temperature by the time the top of your crust is done baking.
2) Eat very slowly so as to relish every bite.
3) Don't eat the pie while it's too hot, they'd burn your mouth.

Sunday 13 October 2013

How To Make Rose Water | DIY Rosewater 玫瑰水 - Josephine's Recipes 53

Every woman dreams to have healthy, strong and beautiful skin and hair. Rose water is a nature's gift which can make this dream come true.

Read more and Click the link about the benefits of rose water

How To Make Rosewater For Skin and Hair Care - Do it yourself at home.

Fresh rose petals

You will need:
Stainless steel Pot
A heat-safe Glass or Bowl
Ice cubes
Spray Bottle

Helpful Tips:
1) As the ice melts in the cover, use a turkey baster to remove the melted water, and add more ice! Be sure not to let the petals boil dry. If you simmer the water too long, the rose essence will be diluted and not have a strong heavenly scent!

2) Refrigerate your rose water. Some say to use within a few days, others say it can be kept much longer, so I suggest you use your best judgment, and try to use it up as soon as possible, or (keep making fresh batches). Use as a facial toner, astringent, in your bath water, or put some in a spray bottle, and spritz your face with it, for a cooling,  wonderful fragrance of roses and hydrating experience!

3) Once you learn how to make rose water, and start using it, you will discover just how good for your skin it is. Make sure you are not allergic to roses when using products made from rose petals.

Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk

Wednesday 9 October 2013

How To Make Apple Rose Tart | Rose Shaped Apple Baked Dessert 玫瑰花蘋果派 Josephine's Recipes 58

Apples are one of most popular fruits that are ready to be picked during the autumn season. so grab your loved one, friends or even children to the nearest  farm or your own garden & pick some Apples! Once you are done you can go home and back a nice apple pie or figure out how to make cider!

Learn How to make your own ''Mini Rose Apple Pie desserts''.
Smile. Cook. Eat. Love >> Be Delicious.

October is British Apple day, A day we celebrate our wonderful native apples. One of my favourite healthy treat to snacks on are Apple, I guess that’s because the apple in it are fresh, so the taste’s so aroma! Apples on a large tree in my sister in law garden. I was visiting with Paul, Helen and Dad at my sister in law house, and I just saying WOW when I saw the apples tree in her backyard. Yeah! We pick some Apples! I like how it looks.

Today I’m going to show you, How To Make Apple Rose Tart. It’s the perfect treat for elevenses, afternoon tea.

Serve: 2 (Makes 4 pieces)
Tesco Puff pastry sheet:    ½ sheets
 Apple:                        3 small
 Brown Sugar:          3 tablespoon
 Cinnamon powder:  1/2 teaspoon
 Lemon juice:           1/2 tablespoon
 Toasted flaked almonds: 2 tablespoon
*( Plain flour )* See video

First, it is important to wash your apples
Use warm water to wash and rinse thoroughly
1) Slice the apple half and cut it in thin slices neatly and carefully
2) Melt the sugar, cinnamon and the sliced apples with lemon juice and toasted flaked almonds, in a fry pan over medium high heat. Stir to combine until slightly soft, Let them completely cool.
3) I often use bought puff pastry to make a yummy easy pie. Lay out a sheet of Tesco puff pastry,
Use a fork to poke the puff pastry sheet as many holes. Sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon powder and brown sugar.
4) Arrange the apple slices on the strip overlapping each other, Cut 2 inch wide and long strips from the pastry sheet. Start rolling the strips from one side to make a rose like a shape. Use a fork to make an elegant rope edge around the pie.
5) Grill it in pre-heated oven 180 degrees for 30 minutes.

Helpful Tips:
1) Bake longer at a lower temperature. If not the problem is that the dough on the bottom of your crust is not reaching a high enough temperature by the time the top of your crust is done baking.

2) Eat very slowly so as to relish every bite.

3) Don’t eat the pie while it's too hot, they'd burn your mouth.