Pork with Broccoli in Oyster Sauce Recipe

1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon MSG (optional)
1/4 cup oyster sauce
1/2 cup chicken stock
2 cups sliced lean pork (about 1 pound)
1 bunch (about 2 pounds) fresh brocolli, sliced
2 slices ginger, shredded
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water

Mix together first five ingredients and set aside. Heat wok or pan until hot and dry. Add the oil, then the salt. Turn heat to medium. Add the ginger and the garlic and fry until golden brown. Turn heat to high. Add the pork and fry until outside is lightly browned. Add the broccoli and stir−fry for 3 minutes. Add the water, cover, and cook for 4 minutes. Pour in reserved sauce mixture; stir while cooking until gravy thickens. Turn heat down to low, cover, and cook for 2 minutes more. Place in covered serving dish until ready to serve.
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Apricot Earl Grey Ice Cream Recipe

1 cup dried apricots (about 6 ounces)
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tablespoons Earl Grey tea leaves
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
Pinch of salt
4 egg yolks
1 tablespoon apricot brandy or orange liqueur

In a small heavy saucepan, combine the apricots, 2 tablespoons of the sugar and 2/3 cup water. Bring to a boil over moderate heat. Reduce the heat to moderately low and simmer, uncovered, until the apricots are tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer the apricots and any remaining liquid to a food processor and puree until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl once or twice. Set aside.

In a heavy medium saucepan, combine the milk and tea leaves. Warm over low heat until the milk is hot. Remove from the heat and let steep for 5 minutes. Strain the milk through a fine-meshed strainer. Return the milk to the saucepan and add the heavy cream, remaining 1/3 cup sugar and salt. Cook over moderate heat, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon, until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture is hot, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from the heat.

In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks until blended. Gradually whisk in one-third of the hot cream in a thin stream, then whisk the mixture back into the remaining cream in the saucepan. Cook over moderately low heat, stirring constantly, until the custard lightly coats the back of the spoon, 5 to 7 minutes; do not let boil. Immediately remove from the heat and strain the custard into a medium bowl. Set the bowl in a larger bowl of ice and water. Let the custard cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Whisk in the reserved apricot puree and the brandy until blended. Cover and refrigerate Apricot Earl Grey Ice Cream until cold, at least 6 hours or overnight.

Pour the custard into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.
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Barbecued Orange Chicken Recipe

2 1/2 lbs chicken parts

BBQ Sauce:
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 orange zest, removed with grater, orange
slices reserved for salad

Salad:
1 large, ripe tomato
1 orange, sectioned (without rind, see above)
2 scallions, chopped
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/8 Teaspoon salt
1/8 Teaspoon pepper

Prepare grill; heat coals. In medium bowl, mix together all barbecue ingredients until smooth. Place chicken on grill away from center heat, skin−side−down; cook 15 minutes. Turn chicken and grill for 10 additional minutes. Brush chicken pieces with sauce and turn occasionally; cooking for additional 10 minutes. Cut tomato into wedges and place in medium bowl. Use sharp paring knife to cut out white pith off orange. Remove orange sections and add them to tomato. Sprinkle with oil, vinegar and scallions; toss. Season with salt and pepper and toss again. Serve chicken with salad on the side.
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Cheddar Bread Ring Recipe

2 3/4 c Bread Flour
2 tb Sugar; Granulated
1 pk Active Dry Yeast; OR 1 tb Active Dry Yeast; Bulk
3/4 ts Salt
1 c Milk
2 tb Butter
1 1/2 c Cheddar; Sharp, Shredded Butter

NOTE: You can use Unbleached All-Purpose flour in this recipe and up to 3 cups total.

Combine 1 1/2 cups of the flour, the sugar, undissolved yeast and salt thoroughly in a large bowl. Heat the milk and butter together until very warm (115-125 degrees F.). Gradually add to the dry ingredients and beat
at medium speed on an electric mixer for 2 minutes, scraping the bowl occasionally. Add 1/2 cup of the flour and the cheese. Beat fir 2 minutes on high speed on the mixer, scraping the bowl occasionally. Stir in enough
additional flour to make a stiff but light dough. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, 5 to 8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover with a dishtowel that has been soaked in hot water and then wrung out until almost dry. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.

Punch the dough down and turn out on a lightly floured surface and shape into a 20-inch rope. Place seam side down in a buttered 6 1/2 cup ring mold, pinching the ends together. Cover and let rise in warm place until nearly doubled in bulk, about 35 to 40 minutes. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the ring mold.

NOTE: For a softer crust, brush with melted butter while still hot. Crust will become crisp when cool if you do not.
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