About a month ago it was my sister’s birthday. Along with being an awesome big sister, I also give a “free home cooked meal” card where she can request anything and her wish in my command!
And that wish was a 6 hour slow cooked roast pork, with veggies and mash balls…. and that was it! She loves roasts and loves, loves, loves potatoes.
My 6 Hour Slow Cooked Roast Pork
The recipe is by Jamie Oliver. I’ve stuck with this recipe for years now and I love it so much because of the perfect crackling and natural flavour of the pork.
To top it off, I found a unique way to prepare potatoes for her special day…. enter mash balls! Balls of deep fried mash potato.
For sides, I also did corn on the cob, sweet potatoes, garlic bread and home-made gravy.
Another View mmm Crackling
A long strip of crackling…
The meat just falls apart and you don’t need a knife to serve it… just two forks.
Regent Cakes Pandan Fruit Cake $32
For dessert, we bought one of our favourites from Regent Cakes in Northbridge. Be sure to order a few days in advance and they’ll do all sorts of request such as flavours, shapes and levels.
One year I requested to have mango slices inside the cake and it was magical.
Cutting through the cake you can see the layers of pandan flavoured soft sponge in between layers of soft fruit and lashes of cream.
Pandan is a green leaf used in asian cooking. It produces a light yet fragrant smell, taste and colour.