Weekend Recipes

Oatmeal Buttermilk Loaf

By CHEF JOJO CUESTA-JAVIER

This easy-to-make loaf is a healthy treat for breakfast or snack times or, indeed, at any time of the day.

Ingredients:

100 g    rolled oats

1 cup    buttermilk

115 g    butter (softened)

100 g    brown sugar

1 pc    egg

125 g    all purpose flour

1 tsp    baking powder

1/4 tsp    baking soda

1/4 tsp    salt

50 g    raisins

PROCEDURE:

  1. Preheat oven at 350˚F.
  2. In a bowl, combine oats and buttermilk and leave to soak for an hour.
  3. Grease two pans of 7×3 loaf pan and dust with flour.
  4. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then add the egg.
  5. In another bowl, sift together all the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir into the creamed butter, alternating with the oats and buttermilk. Fold in raisins. Do not overmix.
  6. Fill the prepared pan about 3/4 full and bake until toothpick comes out clean (30 to 40 minutes). Transfer to cooling rack.

Adobong Puti

By CHEF DINO H. DATU

Ingredients:

1 kg    pork belly, cubed

6 cloves   garlic, chopped

1 cup    coconut vinegar

salt to taste

1 tsp    whole black peppercorns

3 pcs    bay leaves

6 cloves   unpeeled garlic

PROCEDURE:

  1. Marinate pork in vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper for an hour or two.
  2. Place the entire mixture in a pot and braise for an hour or more, until the pork is very tender. Let cool down.
  3. Once cool, spoon out as much of the oil that rose to the top as you can.
  4. Take pork pieces out and fry in a nonstick pan using some of the oil you removed. Add unpeeled garlic and the bay leaves you braised with.
  5. Once the pork has nicely browned all over, pour the braising liquid into the frying pan to deglaze some of the browned bits at the bottom. Let simmer for a minute or two and then serve.

Tipsy Ham Croquettes

Ingredients:

1 kg    potatoes, washed, boiled and mashed

4 pc    Purefoods Cooked Ham, cut into small squares

2 pc    Magnolia Brown Eggs, beat 1 egg

1 cup    breadcrumbs

2 tsp    iodized fine salt

1 (185 g) pack  Magnolia Quickmelt Cheese, grated

1 (330 ml) can  San Miguel Beer Pale Pilsen

1 cup    Magnolia Nutri Oil Palm Vegetable Oil

1 cup    store-bought BBQ sauce

PROCEDURE:

  1. In a bowl, mix together boiled potatoes, ham, one egg and one-fourth cup breadcrumbs. Set aside.
  2. In a pan, simmer one-half of beer and grated cheese. Stir until melted and add to the potato mix. Then form into 1-inch balls. Dredge balls in beaten egg then in remaining breadcrumbs. Store in the chiller or freezer for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat hot oil in a saucepan then fry croquettes until golden brown, about 3 minutes each.
  4. Make sauce by simmering remaining beer until reduced by half. Add BBQ sauce and simmer for 1 more minute.

 

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