A no-fuss roast is the perfect solution for entertaining on a budget
Olive oil, to grease 3kg pork leg, on the bone 60ml (1/4 cup) extra virgin olive oil 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves 1 teaspoon salt 500ml (2 cups) apple juice 2 tablespoons plain flour 250ml (1 cup) water Sweet Potato & Apple Bake (see related recipe), to serve Red Cabbage with Cream & Mustard (see related recipe), to serve
a large roasting pan with oil to lightly grease. Use a sharp knife to
score the pork rind, in a diamond pattern, to the fat layer. Combine the
oil, garlic, rosemary and salt in a bowl. Season with pepper. Rub the
oil mixture over the pork rind and flesh. Transfer to the prepared pan.
oven to 200°C. Add 250ml (1 cup) of apple juice to the roasting pan.
Roast in oven for 20 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 180°C. Roast
for a further 11/2 hours for medium or until cooked to your liking.
Transfer to a serving platter and cover with foil. Set aside for 20
minutes to rest.
Meanwhile, skim the surface of the pan juices to
remove excess fat. Place the roasting pan containing the pan juices
over medium-low heat. Add the flour and stir until well combined. Stir
in the remaining apple juice. Bring to the boil, stirring constantly.
Cook for 2 minutes or until the mixture thickens. Stir in the water.
Bring to the boil. Season with salt and pepper. Strain into a heated
Cut the pork and crackling into slices. Serve with the gravy, sweet potato bake and cabbage.
Banana Bread and Butter Pudding
Added: 10/02/14 : 12:11:35
Here's a few good reasons to try this twist on classic bread pudding - it's low fat, low GI and super easy to make!
40g reduced-fat spread 9 slices oatbran and honey bread 2 cups skim milk 3 eggs 2 tablespoons yellow box honey (see note) 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 small bananas, thinly sliced Low-fat ice-cream or custard, to serve
Preheat oven to 170°C. Spread reduced-fat spread over both sides of bread slices. Cut off crusts. Cut each slice of bread in half.
Whisk milk, eggs, honey and cinnamon together in a jug.
Layer bread over a greased 5-cup, ovenproof dish. Top with banana slices.
Pour over milk mixture. Set aside for 10 minutes. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until puffed and golden. Serve with ice-cream or custard.