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Author: Hudgens

Caramelised Peach Milkshakes

4 firm peaches, pit removed and cut into quarters (you can leave the skin on) 2 tbsp unsalted butter 1/4 cup light brown sugar 4 generous cups of vanilla bean ice cream 2 tbsp whole milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup southern comfort Melt the butter in a saucepan on medium high heat Add the peaches and sugar and stir all together, heat on medium high for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until peaches are softened, caramelised and slightly browned. Transfer the peaches and all the juice into a bowl, leave to cool completely. Put all the ingredients into...

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Pecan Pie Cheesecake

Graham Cracker Crust 1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/3 cup sugar 8 tablespoons butter, melted Pecan Filling 6 tablespoons butter 1⁄2 cup packed light brown sugar 3⁄4 cup dark corn syrup 1 1⁄2 cups chopped pecans 2 eggs, beaten 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract Cheesecake Filling 24 ounces cream cheese 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour 4 large eggs 1 cup heavy cream Pecan Topping 4 tablespoons butter 1⁄2 cup light brown sugar, packed 1 1⁄2 cups toasted pecans, chopped 1⁄3 cup heavy cream Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine graham...

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Garlic Roasted Potatoes

3 pounds small red potatoes 1/4 cup good olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons minced garlic (6 cloves) 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the red potatoes in half or quarters and place in a bowl with the olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic; toss until the potatoes are well coated. Transfer the potatoes to a sheet pan and spread out into 1 layer. Roast in the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until browned and crisp. Flip twice during cooking...

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Simple & Rich Au Jus

Simple Au Jus 3 cups of water 4 teaspoons or cubes of beef bouillon 1 teaspoon of soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon of cornstarch Place the water in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; whisk in the beef bouillon. Whisk in the garlic powder, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, cornstarch  and salt and pepper to taste. Reduce by 1/3rd by simmering for 15-20 minutes.     Rich Au Jus 3 cups beef stock 1 medium onion (peeled and chopped) 2 carrots (chopped) 2 celery stalks (chopped) salt to taste black pepper...

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General Tso’s Chicken

1 pound of Boneless Skineless Chicken Thigh, cut into pieces 6 tbsp Soy Sauce 1 tbsp of Minced Ginger 1 tbsp of Minced Garlic 3 tbsp Chinese Cooking Wine 1 cup & 5 tbsp Corn Starch 1/2 & 1/4 tsp Baking Soda 1 egg white scallions 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar 3 tbsp sugar 2 dried chilis salt 16 oz sesame oil 3 oz vegetable oil 1 tbsp scallions Add one egg white into a bowl and beat lightly with a fork. Add 3 tablespoons of soy and Cooking Wine. Add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda. 3-4 tablespoons of Corn...

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