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Compiled Recipe – Chicken a la King

Chicken a la King

Ingredients:
* 2 tbsp butter
* 1 tbsp olive oil
* 2 tbsp white onions, chopped
* 1 tbsp garlic, chopped
* 1 bay leaf
* 2 tbsp all purpose flour
* 1 (250 mL) pack all purpose cream
* 400 grams chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
* ¾ cups button mushrooms, sliced
* ¾ cups bell pepper, red and green, cubed
* ¼ cup water, or as needed
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)
* lemon juice (optional)

Preparations:
1) Heat butter and olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Sauté onions, garlic and bay leaf. Add flour and continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add cream and mix well.

2) Add chicken, mushrooms and bell peppers. Simmer to 3 to 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked. Water may be added to thin out the sauce, if necessary. Season to taste. Squeeze in lemon juice while off the heat if desired. Garnish with chopped parsley.

 

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Compiled Recipe – Pork Salpicao

Pork Salpicao

Ingredients:
* 1 kg pork tenderloin, cut into ½-inch cubes
* ¼ cup liquid seasoning
* 2 tbsp olive oil
* 1 tbsp butter
* 2 heads garlic, minced

Preparations:
1) Marinate pork tenderloin in liquid seasoning for 15 to 30 minutes.

2) In a hot pan, pour in olive oil and butter. Add the garlic and allow it to cook until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes over medium heat.

3) Add the marinated pork and cook until all sides are brown, about 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with garlic bits when serving.

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Compiled Recipe – Spicy Omelet Roll

Spicy Omelet Roll

Ingredients:
* 4 large eggs
* ½ tsp salt
* ¼ tsp ground black pepper
* ¼ tsp curry powder
* ¼ tsp chili powder
* 1 tbsp flour
* ¼ tsp baking powder
* 1 small red onion
* 3 cloves garlic
* 2 tbsp butter, melted
* 3 tomatoes, sliced
* 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
* ¼ cup cream cheese, softened
* 1 tbsp capers, drained
* 4 slices ham
* garlic fried rice (to serve)

Preparations:
1) Break eggs in a bowl. Season with salt, ground black pepper, curry powder and chili powder or to taste, flour and baking powder. Whisk to mix. Set aside.

2) Sweat red onion and garlic in melted butter in a large non-stick frying pan. Add tomatoes and cook until softened. Add sliced mushrooms. Set aside.

3) Pour in eggs and stir. When set, transfer to a cutting board. Spread cream cheese, softened, on omelet. Scatter capers, mushroom mixture and ham slices over cream cheese. Roll into a log and slice into rounds. Serve with garlic fried rice.

 

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Compiled Recipe – Pork Salpicao

Pork Salpicao

Ingredients:
* 1 kg pork tenderloin, cut into ½-inch cubes
* ¼ cup liquid seasoning
* 2 tbsp olive oil
* 1 tbsp butter
* 2 heads garlic, minced

Preparations:
1) Marinate pork tenderloin in liquid seasoning for 15 to 30 minutes.

2) In a hot pan, pour in olive oil and butter. Add the garlic and allow it to cook until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes over medium heat.

3) Add the marinated pork and cook until all sides are brown, about 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with garlic bits when serving.

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Compiled Recipe – No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

Ingredients:
* 2 cups graham crackers, crushed, around 1 pack
* ¼ cup choc nut, around 8 large pieces
* ¼ cup butter, melted
* 2 packs cream cheese, softened (227 grams each)
* ½ cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons, divided
* 1 cup all-purpose cream
* 1 ripe mango
* 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled, chopped

Preparations:
1) Make the crust: In a large bowl, mix graham crackers and Choc Nut. Pour in melted butter and mix thoroughly until crumbs resemble the texture of wet sand. Dump mixture into an 8-inch springform pan. Evenly press crumbs against the bottom of the pan, using your fingers and palms to flatten the crust. Chill until ready to use.

2) Meanwhile , make the filling: In a stand mixer with a beater attachment, beat cream cheese until creamy. Add ½ cup sugar and beat until fluffy. Set aside. In a stainless steel bowl, whisk chilled cream to soft peaks. Fold half the whipped cream into the cream cheese until blended. Fold in the remaining whipped cream into cream cheese mixture. Pour onto the chilled crust. Use an offset spatula to smoothen the top. Chill overnight, or at least 4 hours.

3) Make the coulis: Cut the cheeks off the mango and dice the flesh. Place in a mini food processor with 1 tablespoon sugar and puree until smooth. Transfer to a container. In the same food processor, rinsed and cleaned, add strawberries, remaining sugar and 1 tablespoon water. Puree strawberry mixture and transfer to a container. Chill both coulis until ready to serve with cheesecake. To serve, cut cheesecake into slices and drizzle with coulis.

 

 

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Compiled Recipe – Steak with Truffle Fries

Steak With Truffle Fries

Ingredients:
* 1 steak cut porterhouse steak, at least 1-inch thick
* 1 tbsp canola oil
* 3 tbsp butter, divided
* 2 sprigs fresh thyme, or ½ tsp dried (optional)
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)
* 1 Liter oil, or as needed, for deep frying
* ½ kilo French fries, thick cut, skin-on, frozen
*1 tsp white truffle oil
* parsley, chopped (to garnish)
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)

Preparations:
1) Open the windows. Cover or point the fans toward your smoke alarm. Generously season your chosen steak with salt and ground black pepper on both sides.

2) Heat a medium pan over high heat. Once hot, add oil. Swirl to coat bottom of pan evenly. Lay steak on the hot pan.

3) Let sear for 1 minute. Check doneness. Continue cooking until desired doneness is reached. Flip. Add 2 tablespoons butter and herbs, basting as desired. Continue cooking until preferred doneness is achieved. Remove from heat onto a plate. Top with remaining butter, if desired.

4) Let rest at least 10 minutes before slicing. Serve while warm.

5) Make the fries: Heat a pot with oil over medium heat. Once hot, add frozen fries, distributing evenly to ensure all are submerged in oil.

6) Deep fry fries until crisp and lightly golden brown, stirring occasionally. Using a slotted spoon or strainer, transfer cooked fries into a large bowl. While still hot, toss fries in bowl using one hand while the other seasons the mixture with salt and ground black pepper. Repeat process, this time drizzling in truffle oil. Toss in parsley. Serve immediately.

 

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Compiled Recipe – Milo Chocolate Brittle

Milo Chocolate Brittle

Ingredients:
* ½ cup all purpose flour
* 1 tbsp cocoa powder
* 1 cup chocolate powder or Milo chocolate milk powder
* ¾ tsp baking soda
* ¼ tsp salt
* ½ cup butter
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 1 large egg white
* ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preparations:
1) Pre-heat oven to 350◦F. Place parchment paper on a baking tray. Place parchment paper on a baking tray. Set aside. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, Milo, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Set aside.

2) Melt butter in a large microwaveable bowl on High for 30 seconds. Let cool. Stir in vanilla extract and egg white.

3) Dump flour mixture into the egg white mixture and stir just until combined. Reserve about 2 tablespoons chocolate chips and the rest of the chips into the batter. Mixture will look like brownie batter.

4) Pour batter onto the parchment paper. Using an offset spatula, spread the batter until just as thick as the chocolate chips. Sprinkle reserved chocolate chips on top. Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes or until firm all over and crisp on all the edges. Set aside to cool completely on a cooling rack. Break into pieces once cool.

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Compiled Recipe – Pastillas Cake

Pastillas Cake

Ingredients:
* 1 ¾ cup cake flour
* ½ cup caster sugar, divided
* ¾ cup powdered milk
* 1 tbsp baking powder
* 1 tsp salt
* ½  cup butter, cut into 16 pieces
* ½ cup canola oil
* 4 large eggs, separated
* ¼ cup condensed milk
* 1 cup fresh milk
* 1 tbsp vanilla extract
* 3 chocolate trees (for garnish)
* 1/3 cup fresh milk, hot
* 1 ¼ cup powdered milk
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
* 1 cup butter, softened

Preparations:
1) Pre-heat oven to 325◦F. Grease , flour and line bottoms of 3 6-inch pans.

2) Meanwhile, sift flour into the bowl of a stand mixer. Add ¼ cup sugar, powdered milk, baking powder and salt. With the mixer running, add butter, one piece at a time. Pour in canola oil. Increase speed to Medium until mixture forms clumps. Decrease speed to Low.

3) In a medium bowl, whisk egg yolks, condensed milk, fresh milk and vanilla. With mixer running, gradually pour egg mixture into butter mixture. Gradually increase speed to Medium until mixed.

4) In a mixing bowl, whisk egg whites, on Medium-High until soft peaks form. Add remaining sugar; whisk until stiff. Fold into batter in 3 batches using a spatula.

5) Divide batter among pans. Bake 25 minutes or until a toothpick emerges from a cake with few crumbs. Turn upside down on racks until cool.

6) Meanwhile, make Buttercream: Mix hot milk and powdered milk; cool. Beat butter on medium speed. Add milk mixture and vanilla; beat until mixed. Add powdered sugar in batches, beating well after each addition. Increase speed to High; beat until smooth and creamy.

7) To assemble cake: Spread milk buttercream between layers; cover with crumb coat. Chill until hardened. Frost cake with remaining buttercream. Place white chocolate trees on top of cake. Chill until firm; slice and serve.

 

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Compiled Recipe – No Bake Frozen Cheesecake

No Bake Frozen Cheescake

Ingredients:
* butter (for greasing)
* ¼ cup chocolate powder or Milo
* ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
* ¼ cup butter, melted
* 2 (240 gram) packs cream cheese, softened
* ¼ cup sugar
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 2 tsp lemon juice
* ¼ cup all purpose cream
* ½ cup dark chocolate chips
* 2 tbsp chocolate powder or Milo
* 1 tbsp powdered sugar (sifted)

Preparations:
1) Butter each cup in 2 (12-cup) cupcake pans. Chill. Whisk Milo powder and graham cracker crumbs in a medium bowl. Pour in melted butter and mix until mixture looks like wet sand. Place about a  tablespoonful of crumbs into each cupcake cup. Using the bottom of a glass or a measuring cups, press down on the crumbs until flattened and firm. Chill.

2) Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy in a large bowl using a whisk. Add sugar and beat into the cream cheese. Add vanilla extract and lemon juice. Beat until well mixed. Use an ice cream scoop to portion out the cream cheese mixture into the crumb-lined cupcake pans. Smooth out tops with a spoon and freeze.

3) Meanwhile , in a microwaveable bowl, heat cream and dark chocolate on High in microwave for 30 seconds. Stir; cook and additional 10 seconds as needed until the chocolate is completely melted. Stir in Milo powder and powdered sugar. Keep warm.

4) To serve, remove cheesecake from the cupcake pan by using a knife and pushing each cupcake up. Place on a serving platter and pour hot fudge over each cheesecake. Serve immediately.

 

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Compiled Recipe – Pork Chops with Corn

Pork Chops with Corn

Ingredients:
* 4 pork chops, butterflied
* 1 tsp ground sage
* ¼ cup butter, divided
* 1 cup sweet kernel corn, drained
* ¼ cup pimiento, chopped finely
* 1 tsp orange zest
* 1 tsp rosemary leaves
* ¾ cup pork stock, divided
* 1 tbsp mustard
* 1 tsp all purpose flour
* ½ tsp salt (to taste)
* ½ tsp ground black pepper (to taste)

Preparations:
1) Season pork chops with sage, salt and pepper on all sides. Melt half of the butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Brown pork chops on both sides. Pour in ½ cup of stock in the pan, cover and let simmer for 7 minutes until pork chops are cooked through, flipping halfway through. Remove from pan and transfer to a tray. Set aside.

2) Meanwhile, in a small sauté pan over medium heat, melt half of the remaining butter. Sauté corn until heated through. Stir in orange zest and pimiento. Season with salt and ground black pepper. Remove from heat and divide equally among 4 plates.

3) Make gravy by melting remaining butter in the same pan as the corn. Stir in rosemary and mustard. Sprinkle in flour and cook, stirring. Whisk in remaining stock and cook until thickened.

4) Top corn mixture with a pork chop and serve while hot with the gravy on the side.