World’s easiest Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

When the boy’s away the girl will play!!

At baking and cooking that is..

Sadly this weekend the boy is working, so for a special treat this evening i decided to cook one of his most favorite things… pulled pork!

This gave me the opportunity to use one of my favorite things…. My slow cooker! The ability to make meat so wonderfully juicy and tender without having to pay any attention to it will never fail to win me over. I’m a sucker for gadgets and  a sucker for doing anything to minimize the washing up!

This is my favorite version of pulled pork – i’l admit, its more virtuous to make your own marinades/ rubs – but for sake of convenience and being plain lazy, i’l be using these..

Tesco Sticky Barbecue Marinade and Tesco Barbecue Seasoning.

I also used Pepsi

World’s easiest Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

World’s easiest Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

What You Knead Is...

  • BBQ Seasoning
  • Mini Pork Shoulder
  • 300g BBQ Marinade/ Sauce (Use your favorite!)
  • 2 cans of Coke/Pepsi (Not diet)
  • Soft Rolls and Pickles/Coleslaw to serve

What You Wanna Do Is...

  1. Put Pork Shoulder in a large bowl, sprinkle BBQ Seasoning and rub in until all the meat is covered, then leave for 3 or 4 hours in the fridge.
  2. Place marinated shoulder in the Slow Cooker then pour in three cans of your coke/Pepsi along with 1/2 bottle of the marinade.
  3. Let it bubble away in the slow cooker on low for 8 hours.
  4. After this, check shoulder is cooked if it is, then remove the shoulder onto a plate and throw liquid away.
  5. Remove the thick piece of fat from the top of the pork then place shoulder back into the slow cooker, pour in the rest of the bottle of BBQ marinade and then using two forks just shred the meat apart and mix in the marinade.
  6. Leave in the slow cooker on low for about 45 mins and it will look dark and sticky.
  7. Enjoy with soft rolls and pickles!
http://kneading.it/2014/02/worlds-easiest-slow-cooker-pulled-pork/

 

Could it be? Millie’s Cookies!

Wow, how happy was i?

This recipe is unbelievable – Sticky gooey and gorgeous. These must be Millie’s Cookies! But there not, i made them and i am still utterly disbelieved at how good they taste! (Well, if i don’t like my own cooking, i certainly wouldn’t post anything that i didn’t truly think was worth posting about!).

I found the original recipe on good old faithful BBC Good Food and i honestly think it has changed my life forever – i will be making these babies for a long time…

Could it be? Millie’s Cookies!

Could it be? Millie’s Cookies!

What You Knead Is...

  • 125g butter, softened
  • 100g light brown soft sugar
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 100g White chocolate chips
  • 100g Dried Cranberries

What You Wanna Do Is...

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4
  2. Cream butter and sugars with an electric mixer (if you have one) or spatula until perfectly combined and creamy.,
  3. Add the the egg and vanilla and stir.
  4. Sift in the flour and salt, then the chocolate chips and cranberries, use a spatula to fold ingredients.
  5. Roll into walnut size balls and flatten out with your hand until there the width you like OR roll into 'stumpy sausage' shapes and stand up like a tower - These will give you a smaller but thicker cookie.
  6. Place on baking paper, leave plenty of room for these little rascals to expand. If you want to have the real Millie's experience then bake for 8-10 minutes until golden at the edges.
  7. Take out of the oven and leave to harden for a minute before transferring to a wire cooling rack (they will be gooey and unable to move off the tray before this).
  8. Try to limit yourself - these are addictive!
http://kneading.it/2014/02/could-it-be-millies-cookies/

Cookie Dough

Cookie..Doh!

A perfect gift for your Valentine.