Arrived Siem Reap

Arrived from Singapore on Jetstar uneventfully and collected from the Airport to Hari Residence Hotel. Only issue is heat of 37c but hotel is aircon so avoiding midday sun and going to venture out in a bit…

Falafel and Tzatziki

Falafel

2 tins chick pea
One fried onion
40Grm Flour
3 tsp Cumin
2 tsp Coriander
2tsp salt
Coriander and Parsley


Blitz
Cut into 18 parts and roll
Spray with oil spray
230 for 20 mins then 180 for 20mins

Tzatziki

Cucumber
Mint
Coriander
Low fat yoghurt
Granulated sweetener

Chocolate Chip Cookies

100g brown sugar
125g unsalted butter
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
225g self-raising flour
200g chocolate chips
Pinch of salt


Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Mix in the egg and vanilla essence.
Fold in the flour, salt and chocolate chips.
Place balls of mix on to a lined baking tray and bake at 180°C for 14 minutes until golden brown.

Home Made Cambridge Sausages

Makes: 18 Cambridge sausages

  • 400g pork belly (skin off)
  • 400g pork shoulder
  • 0.5 – 1 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 0.5 – 1 tablespoons ground nutmeg
  • 4-5 allspice
  • 1 tablespoons peppercorns
  • 3/4 tablespoons salt
  • 80g breadcrumbs
  • Thyme
  • Sage

Grind Salt and Peppercorns and allspice finely in grinder
Add herbs and powdered spices
Grind pork in mincer once at 5mm
Add spice and breadcrumbs
Add enough water (100mls?) to make into malleable paste
Retain 5mm mincer plate and regrind into skins
Pinch and twist at 5 finger intervals.  Alternate twist directions.
Refrigerate
Cook low and slow.  (Fry slightly in a pan then into oven at around 140c for 20mins or so)

Mincemeat Pies

Pastry 

400gms White plain flour
200gms Butter
100gms sugar
2 Eggs

Mix the first 3 ingredients, in mixer, then add 2 whole eggs, then enough cold water to bind (50-100mls?).  Refrigerate

Mincemeat

Robinsons mincemeat
Chopped Glace Cherries
Toasted flaked almonds crushed

Knackerbrod

  • Light Rye Flour/White bread flour – 200 gms (about 3-1 ratio)
  • Mixed seeds – 250 gms (A mix of pumpkin seeds, sun flower seeds, flax seeds, and sesame seeds, or a bag of mixed seeds from Waitrose!)
  • Oilive oil – 50 ml
  • Boiling water – 220 ml
  • 10gm salt
  • Flaked salt to sprinkle at the top

Preheat the oven at 120 degrees

Mix all the ingredients and mix in Kenwood

Put a baking sheet on the table

Put a spatula worth of the thick paste, and put another baking sheet on the top

Now, using a rolling pin, evenly spread the batter into a thin layer. (limited by the  seeds!)

Remove the sheet from the top of the spread paste, and gently cut the spread into equal portions (approx 9). You will be essentially just marking the spread and it will make it easier to break into equal sized pieces once baked.

Sprinkle some salt.

Bake for 80 minutes at 110-20 degrees.

Take the bread out of the oven, remove the baking sheet placed under the bread.