Showing posts with label Sunday Lunch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sunday Lunch. Show all posts

How to Make the Perfect Sunday Roast

No matter how busy or hectic your week might be, the perfect Sunday roast is a highlight to look forward to, and one with a lengthy tradition. Whether you go with a juicy, succulent joint of beef, or maybe a roast chicken with all the trimmings like roast potatoes, there are some things that just can’t be messed around with.

To make sure you create the Sunday roast you've been dreaming of all week, here are a few things to think about:

Knorr Gravy Pots Awarded Product of the Year

Knorr Gravy Pots have been awarded 'Product of the Year' in the Gravy & Stock category.
Product of the Year is the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation.  Saving time and money Knorr Gravy Pots are a great hit with consumers. 

To celebrate this fantastic achievement I was sent a lovely Sunday Roast hamper along with some gravy pots.

Perfect Sunday Roast Beef - How to Cook

A proper Sunday Dinner of Roast Beef and all the trimmings is simply the best and isn't as hard to prepare and cook as you might think.  With British Food Fortnight, between 21st September to 6th October 2013, it's time to celebrate in all the lovely food we have here and support our farmers by Buying British!

Sunday Roast Beef

 Please excuse my poor picture, it's not easy to photograph steaming hot food!

 As with most things, having the proper tools makes any job easier and OXO Good Grips have everything you need to make preparing and cooking food easy.

The Best Cranberry and Port Sauce - Very Easy to Make

Seriously easy Cranberry sauce with port. This recipe makes enough for loads of people.

All you need is Cranberries, port, a saucepan and a few other bits and bobs and you'll have the best cranberry and port sauce ever!

The Secret to Huge Yorkshire Puddings - Self Raising Flour

If you want huge Yorkshire pudding this is how!  By mistake I used self raising flour instead of plain and the result is HUGE Yorkshire puds.

Huge Yorkshire Pudding

I shouldn't think they'd win me a prize for looks but hey ho - they were crispy and they did rise!


How to Cook Pork with Crispy Crackling

So many supermarkets sell pork joints without the skin - Why?  I've no idea as pork just isn't the same without it.  Pork can be quite dry if cooked wrongly and the nice bit of fat with the skin is, in my opinion, needed to keep the pork succulent.  Perfect crispy crackling is so very easy to do. 

Pork Crackling

The vegetables act as a trivet and they don't all need to go to waste - you can make a nice gravy with them.

Perfect Roast Chicken with Nice Crispy Skin

Get yourself a nice whole chicken, this one was free range organic and was in the seasonal box I received from The Well Hung Meat Company, from the lovely people at Knorr.

Chicken is so very easy to cook, all you need is a non-stick baking dish a little olive oil salt and black pepper.  I like to put a couple of slices lemon inside the chicken along with a few sprigs of thyme. But of course it isn't vital - it's just what I like to do.

As I said all you need is a chicken, a little olive oil, sea salt pepper and of course an oven would be good!

Half a lemon - sliced and a few sprigs of thyme are optional but the lemon helps to keep the chicken moist while cooking.  The thyme is just a fancy thing, although it does smell oh so very nice too.

Bag Roasted Chicken with Garlic, Wine and Lemon

Open the bag and your kitchen will immediately smell delicious.  Garlic, wine, mixed peppercorns and lemon has to equal yum.
Cooking a chicken in a roasting bag isn't a thing I'd normally do.  However, having given it a go the result is one moist, nicely browned chicken that melts in your mouth.
 Of course you can still get the same result without using a roasting bag, but there's something strangely exciting about adding the ingredients and cooking it this way, anyway, whatever, the oven will stay cleaner so there's another plus! 

Pork and Chestnut Stuffing - Easy to Make Recipe

I was very kindly sent some whole peeled and ready cooked chestnuts from 
Merchant Gourmet. Pork and Chestnut stuffing instantly came to mind.  
You have to have pork and chestnut stuffing at Christmas 
or the Turkey roast isn't quite the same says I.
Yummy balls of stuffing - they're so easy to make too. 
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