All posts filed under: Western Food

Frying Pan baked Focaccia|フライパンで焼くフォカッチャ

Following my “Frying Pan baked English Muffin recipe“, this is a simple bread recipe using a similar method, frying pan to bake Foccacia. The focaccia can be adjusted (slightly) to the size of the frying pan and it can be a fun recipe for parties and outdoor events. Frying Pan Baked Foccacia Recipe 【Ingredients】Makes 1 large focaccia Bread Flour・・・・・・・300g Sugar ・・・・・・・・・1 Tbs Salt ・・・・・・・・・・3/4 Tsp Dry Yeast ・・・・・・・・1 Tsp Warm Water ・・・・・・・200ml Olive Oil ・・・・・・・・2 Tbs < MIX > Mix all the ingredients (except the olive oil) in a large bowl and mix until smooth. While mixing together with both you hands and weight, add the butter after 2~3 minutes of mixing. In total, mix for about 10 to 15 minutes occasionally smashing the dough into the bowl to stimulate the surface. When the dough feels like a earlobe texture, smooth and elastic, the it is ready for the next step.  < PRIMARY FERMENTATION > Lightly oil a container with a lid and ferment for approx. an hour at a normal temperature (28 ° C …

Citrus wrapped Roast Pork |美生柑 豚ロースト

‘Citrus grandis‘, a milder citrus fruit in between an orange and a grapefruit. This recipe made by a friend from Facebook looks awfully delicious, it is. She specializes in Italian cooking, often travels to local Italian (Toscana) towns to learn the (real) Italian cooking amongst local communities and friends. Nice, simple recipe. INGREDIENTS Pork shoulder (block) Citrus Grandis or an orange as a replacement Panchetta Salt, garlic and meat herbs of your choice (I used rosemary and Italian mixed herbs) Some white wine and olive oil Leave the pork shoulder at room temperature, cut an approximate 1 cm slit across the meat. Sprinkle salt, pepper, chopped garlic, and some meat herb. Cut the citrus in 8 pieces (or about 1 cm in thickness) and place it in between the meat. Tie the meat with a twine. Place the meat into a hot pot, sprinkle wine and olive oil and cover with foil. Roast for approx. 30 minutes @ 230 C 豚ロースのブロックに切り込みいれて、晩柑(美生柑)とパンチェッタをはさみ、紐で縛って香草とニンニクを適当に挟んだものです。オリーブオイルかけて230度のオーブンで白ワインと共に蒸し焼きにしました。

Moroccan String Beans Tempura|モロッコいんげんの天ぷら

This is a recipe which I tried from a Japanese distinguished magazine called ‘Kateigaho’. ‘Kateigaho’ is a magazine which introduces Japanese culture to the world from an authentic yet modern Japanese perspective, high-quality contents of beautiful visual contents. The recipe is by a Japanese Italian chef, a ‘fritto’ batter, the batter with the additives of paprika powder, making the tempura slightly orange, quite easy to handle and would come in handy for any type of vegetables which you may want to fry, tempura. I used the ‘Moroccan String Beans’ but any other vegetables such as the green beans family can be of a replacement, or even eggplant, zucchini, onions, etc. etc. [Servings for two] Moroccan String Beans  Flour Deep Fried Oil Orange (for garnish) Beignet (English fritter) [Flour 50 g / Baking powder 1g / Paprika powder 1.6 g / Salt 1 g] Olive Oil 16 g Egg White (1 egg white) 24g approx. Remove the streaks and clean up the Moroccan string beans. Make the Beignet dough, by blending all the dry ingredients in …

70℃ Pork Roast

Making time for ‘slow cooking’ for a tender and juicy pork shoulder is quite worthwhile. The results are never disappointing, although people wonder what happens if the temperature goes beyond 70℃ ? ah…just let the heat escape or lower the heat. The idea is to ‘not let it boil’. There is no magic to this recipe, often can be applied to a lot of meat cooking for a tender juicy meat roast. Block of Pork Belly or Pork Shoulder Herbs and seasoning Salt and Pepper Marinate the pork belly with salt, herbs and pepper (as per your liking). Store in the fridge for one night.  Allow the pork belly to return to room temperature before browning the meat at high heat with a frying pan. Once the meat is browned on most all sides, double wrap the meat with a plastic wrap. Place the meat in a Ziploc so the meat will not be exposed to water. Boil the water in the hot pot, reducing the temperature to 70C; inserting the meat in the hot …

Welcome 2019

  I often wonder why we love to organize our time into segments; minutes, hours, weeks, months and then years. Every moment of our lives must be just as precious as any but the accomplishment of completion, achievement bringing satisfaction quite often is measured by time, I the same. Year 2018 had been quite a turbulent year to our family, not as gentle as we hoped and expected it to be. My husband underwent surgery after cancer test claimed in doubt, my daughter is suffering from serious migraine attacks unfortunately with no successful remedy disabling her daily life. Unfortunately we do not live in a world of fantasies, miracles and abracadabras, nor do I have a magic wand to let troubles and worries go away. But this is the start of a brand new year 2019. Letting our worries aside, January 1st which we call ‘gantan‘ in Japan, calls for a day to celebrate with gratitude from our hearts. Although we have our own traditional ritual food for New Years Day, ‘osechi’ ; I’ve decided …

some of my Xmas Cakes | クリスマスケーキ

今年のクリスマスは頑張ってケーキを作る「やる気年」になりました。 クリスマスと言えば、、定番の「ストロベリーショートケーキ」。スポンジケーキはまさに私の中学校の家庭科で作る初級課題。中学校と言ってもアイルランドという国で育つとベーシックなケーキやいろいろなスタンダードお菓子は家庭科(ホームエコノミックスっといいますが)でほぼ網羅します。ここが私のお菓子作りの基本、土台となっているのは間違いなしです。

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing | シーザーサラダ ドレッシング

Season for fresh vegetable lovers…. Mom asked me how to make ‘Ceasar Salad Dressing’ so I’ve made her one with recipe attached so she can make it in the future. 母が珍しく、、 「シーザーサラダのドレッシングってどう作るの?」 ときいてきたのでレシピ付きで作ってあげて届けます。 お料理は喜ばれると嬉しいものです、特に親は。                           Ingrédients: Yield 2 bottles 5 tbsp lemon juice | レモンジュース 大匙5 2 tbsp vinegar | 酢 大匙2 1/2 cloves garlic | ニンニク 1/2片 1/4 tsp fresh cracked pepper | 黒こしょう 小匙1/4 1/4 tsp salt| 塩 小匙1/4 1/2 cup mayonnaise | マヨネーズ 1/2カップ 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese  | パルメザンチーズ 1/4カップ 3 tbsp milk | ミルク 大匙3 1/2 cup canola oil | キャノーラ or 菜種油 1/2カップ < TO MAKE > In a blender, mix all ingredients until nice and creamy and smooth. Add 1 tablespoon of sour milk if you desire more flavor. *To make the dressing thinner, add lemon or milk depending on your taste. 材料をミキサーで攪拌して、滑らかなクリーミーなドレッシングにします。濃度はレモンかミルクの量でお好みに調整してください。サワーミルクを大匙1入れると風味が増します。     保存