Birthday Episode – 6 Hour Slow Cooked Roast and Pandan Cake

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

6 Hour Slow Cooked Pork Roast

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

6 Hour Slow Cooked Pork Roast

A long strip of crackling…

My Plate

6 Hour Slow Cooked Pork Roast My Plate

The meat just falls apart and you don’t need a knife to serve it… just two forks.

Regent Cakes Pandan Fruit Cake $32

Regents Pandan Fruit Cake

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.


Regent Cakes Pandan Fruit Cake Innards

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.

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Comments: 11

  1. Kanni July 7, 2011 at 9:15 am Reply

    yummmmm that roast pork looks amazing!! 😀

  2. lily July 7, 2011 at 6:09 pm Reply

    nom nom nom that cake looks sooooo goood!

  3. ShoesAndCake July 9, 2011 at 6:38 pm Reply

    I love your blog! Why aren’t you on twitter? Nom nom nom.

    • littlemi July 12, 2011 at 7:21 pm Reply

      Thanks ShoesandCake! I will start looking into getting onto twitter. Your site has the perfect combination of shoes… and cake… mmm


  4. foodie cravings July 9, 2011 at 7:29 pm Reply

    I love your roasts!!

    • littlemi July 12, 2011 at 7:24 pm Reply

      I love making roasts!

  5. mztiff July 10, 2011 at 8:53 pm Reply

    you have inspired me to make pork belly now! 😀

    • littlemi July 12, 2011 at 7:25 pm Reply

      make at least 2kg worth.. with crackling on the side!

      • mztiff July 12, 2011 at 9:41 pm Reply

        i will buy extra skin to make extra crackling 😀

  6. Colleen April 18, 2014 at 9:06 pm Reply

    Just wondering if the fruit cake has real fresh cream or is it mock cream? Thanks!

    • littlemi April 23, 2014 at 2:21 pm Reply

      Sorry Colleen,

      You’d have to check with the store but to me it tastes like mock cream.

      Thanks LMB

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