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Year End 2011 Cooking and Baking

posted Jan 2, 2012, 11:16 PM by Jenny Loh
Every Year End,  there's so much festivities,  there's so much cooking and baking, that I just have to put them all here to show everyone what I've made.  Simply love the year end festivities,  and the best is,  it's just starting!

This is the best time to experiment,  and trying new dishes.  I think I made more dishes during this period than the whole year.


Christmas Eve Feast Menu

1.  6 - 7 kg Honey Glazed Turkey
2.  Brown Rice filling
3.  Fougasse
4.  Cranberry & Walnut Bread
5.  Mushroom with Mascarpone Cheese
6.  Proscuitto Ham Wrap with 7.  Carrots and Cucumber
8.  Strawberry with Chocolate Fondue
9.  Italian Salad - Green, Red Pepper & Capsicum,  Cucumber with Vinaigrette
10. Cranberry Sauce & Brown Sauce




After Christmas - Turkey Leftovers:

1.  Turkey Capellini
2.  Turkey Empanadas
3.  Turkey Pie
4.  Turkey Soup with Puff Pastry
5.  Turkey Gratin




Desserts and Others:
1. Chocolate Cream Cheese Cup Cake
2.  Shrimp and Squid Capellini
3.  Cream Cheese Cake in Cupcake form
4.  Rum Raisin, Mint, Chocolate Icecream with strawberry, blue berries, white and chocolate chips and nuts
5.  Clams Capellini with dash of lemon
6.  Apple, Pear, and Strawberry Smoothie.











Turkey:

1.  Defrost for 48 hours.  
2.  Wash Clean, remove all Gizards
3.  Rub with Salt
4.  Fill up the bottom with brown rice filling
5.  Sew up with pins.
6.  Tie the Turkey
7.  Bake for 3.5 hours 190 degree celsius
8.  After 1 hour,  brush the turkey with sauce that has dripped down the pan
9.  Brush every 1/2 hour
10. 1/2 hour before time due,  brush with honey every 10 mins.
11.  Temperature inside turkey measures about 165 degree Fahrenheit or 75 degrees celsius


Turkey Filling:
1 cup of brown rice cooked
1 corn,  cut the corn bits off
1/4 Green Pepper - cut in bits
1/4 Capsicum 
1/4 Red Pepper
Pepper
Salt


Mushroom with Mascarpone Cheese:
Button Mushrooms - washed and middle removed.
Spoon Butter that is mixed with chopped garlic and spiced with dried parsley,  mixed with Mascarpone Cheese. 

Bake at 180 degree celsius,  15 mins till butter melted.



Turkey Empanadas:

Pastry
2 cup of flour
1 egg
1 tsp of salt
50g butter melted
1/2 cup water

Mix well, and knead. leave for 10 mins before rolling.

Turkey Filling
1 large Potato
1/4 white onion
1 shallot
1 clove of garlic
Turkey chopped
Brown sauce
Salt & Pepper

Stir Fry and add brown sauce, simmer till slightly dry.

Divide Pastry, roll till about 0.5 cm,  use round cutter and roll as flat as possible.  Fill pastry with turkey filling,  and fold,  close the ends.

Fry 2 mins each side or until golden brown.  Serve when warm.


Clams Capellini

500g Clams
Some Olive Oil
1 Shallot
1 clove of garlic
Salt & Pepper
1 tbsp of lemon

Add oil to pan,  fry shallot and garlic when oil is hot,  add clams into pan.  Cover till clams open up and simmer for about 10 mins.

Meanwhile boil capellini in hot water till soft about 5-7 mins.

Add Capellini to clams, add lemon and simmer for 2 mins.
 
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