Friday, 21 December 2012

Pulled Pork on a Bun with Slaw

I really like to make pulled pork for events and parties, it's easy and always a crowd pleaser. This is my recipe that I like to use. You'll need a crockpot. The recipe below would be great for pulled pork sliders at a party, but for larger buns and a big crowd you may want to double it.

I like to use pork tenderloin because I find it less fatty than other cuts that are normally used for pulled pork and the meat is just better quality in my opinion. I also like to use the Kraft brown sugar BBQ sauce, but you can use whatever kind of BBQ sauce you like. I find the sweetness of the brown sugar sauce is great for pulled pork.

Tenderloin Recipe
About 3 lbs of pork tenderloin (I like to use 2 of the small pork tenderloins from Costco, they usually come in a package of 5).
1 bottle of Dr. Pepper (600 ml)
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tbsp brown sugar
a couple sprinkles of salt
1 bottle of Kraft Brown Sugar BBQ sauce
10 - 12 buns of your choice (I like crusty buns or Cobbs chia buns)

Mix together the cinnamon, garlic salt, cumin and brown sugar.

Poke holes in the pork tenderloin with a fork down the length of each side. Then roll the pork tenderloins in the spice/sugar mixture coating all sides of each. Place the tenderloins in your crockpot and pour the bottle of Dr.Pepper overtop.

Cook the tenderloins on low for about 5 - 6 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 77 C.

Remove the tenderloins from your crockpot and place on a large cutting board. Drain the pop from the crockpot.

Shred your pork using 2 forks and then transfer the shredded meat back into the crockpot. Pour the BBQ sauce over the meat and mix thoroughly until meat is well coated. Set the crockpot to warm and cover.

Slaw Recipe
1 bag of slaw mix
3/4 cup of mayo
1/3 cup sugar
A sprinkle of salt
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 tbsp honey dijon mustard
1/4 tsp celery seed

Mix together all the ingredients (aside from the slaw mix). Once thoroughly mixed, pour over the slaw and mix until the slaw is well coated.

Serve up the pulled pork on a bun topped with slaw and enjoy!!


Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Oreo Truffles

For part of my Christmas baking this year I decided to do some oreo truffles, I had a couple boxes of oreos and this recipe looked to good to pass up!

These were really quick and simple to make.

1 1/2 boxes of double stuff oreos
8 oz. cream cheese
3/4 cup icing sugar
1 1/2 cups white chocolate dipping wafers
1 tbsp shortening (optional)

Using a food processor pulse the oreo cookies until they are crumbs. Set aside about 2 tbsp of crumbs for garnish.

In your mixer, mix together the cream cheese and icing sugar until smooth.

Combine the oreo crumbs and cream cheese mixture using your hands until the crumbs are thoroughly mixed with the cream cheese.

Line a cookie sheet with wax paper and roll the mixture into 1 inch balls, place on the cookie sheet and refridgerate for about 20 minutes.

While the dough is firming up, melt the white chocolate dipping wafers in a glass bowl overtop of a pot of gently boiling water (over medium heat). I just sit my glass bowl right into the pot making sure it's not touching the water. Add in the tbsp of shortening to keep the mixture smooth.

Using a fork dip each ball into the mixture and cover completely with white chocolate, put back onto the cookie sheet and sprinkle with oreo crumbs that you previously set aside.

Pop them back into the fridge for about 10 minutes to let the white chocolate set.