Pulled Pork Sliders

I was at local supermarket picking up a few bits and pieces. Looking in the fresh meat section I came across this…

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Sliders have been all the rage for sometime and thought this par cooked pulled pork would be perfect for the Airfryer!

And the result…

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The pulled pork was surprisingly melt in the mouth and perfect with cheesy bacon chips.

With the bonus of having two Airfryers, all of this was done in 15 minutes!

The pork can be finished in the microwave, oven or stove top for conventional cooking.

If using an Airfryer (one only), finish the pork first as more ideal to keep this warm while you cook bacon and chips.

Ingredients
Pulled pork
Sliders
Oven fries
Bacon pieces
Grated American cheddar cheese

Your choice of salad (optional)

Method
Cook the pork for 15 minutes at 180 degrees in a baking dish or cake tin stirring occasionally.

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Place oven fries and bacon in second Airfryer (if using two). Bacon can go in with the fries in a small oven proof dish/bowl.

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Cook bacon and fries for 14 minutes at 200 degrees stirring bacon occasionally.

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Once bacon and fries are done, place together into a bowl, cover with grated cheese and pop in the microwave to melt the cheese.

Place the sliders in the Airfryer and lightly toast for 3-4 minutes at 180 degrees.

How to serve…? That’s entirely up to how you like.

No matter what method you use, this meal can be enjoyed in under 20 minutes!

Temperatures and times don’t change with whatever method of cooking you choose.

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Enjoy!

Michael

Pineapple Slices

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Let’s be honest, this needs nothing more said than… YUM!

The perfect little sweet to transport you to that tropical island to escape your winter blues.

Why not…! Add a dash of white rum to the mix for a different take on a pina colada?

Either way, this is certified YUM!

Ingredients
1 small pineapple cut into slices
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp lime juice
Coconut

Method
Mix together honey and lime juice (and that sneaky dash of white rum) in a small bowl.

Brush pineapple slices with the honey and lime juice mixture.

Place pineapple slices on baking paper in the basket of your Airfryer, leaving a centimetre gap from the side of the basket.

Sprinkle pineapple slices with coconut.

Bake at 200 degrees for 12 minutes.

If you can allow to cool so slices are warm and…. Enjoy!

Airfried Deep Pan Pizza

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I saw this recipe via love the little bakery and had to try!

I hadn’t made pizza dough for at least 20 years, when I worked in the pizza game. Although our methods back then were just slightly different on a commercial scale.

So I had no idea how this was going to turn out, particularly using the Airfryer rather than a conventional oven. It turned out fantastically well and with the dough mix, I got 4 pizzas using the base of a 16 centimetre diameter cake tin.

Ingredients

500g bread flour
325ml luke warm water (50 seconds in the microwave is perfect)
4g yeast
1/2 tbsp salt
1/2 tbsp caster sugar

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Method

Mix with a fork your water, yeast, salt and caster sugar in a bowl until all dissolved (I love the smell of the yeast when doing this).

Slowly add the flour and mix (I used a whisk for this) until you get a nice doughy mix. Adding the flour slowly enables you to decide whether you need more or less flour.

Place dough on a lightly floured bench top and kneed for 5-10 minutes. You want your dough to be stretchy.

Roll in to a ball, place back in the bowl, cover with cling wrap and a tea towel. Place in a warmish spot like your linen cupboard for an hour to hour and a half to rest.

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Once rested cut dough in to quarters (if using Airfryer) and place dough on desired base and flatten to shape (dough will rise up to 2 inches).

Simply use your desired sauce and toppings.

Place in the Airfryer set temperature to 175 degrees and cook for 12 minutes or until golden brown (if using conventional oven cook for 25 minutes).

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Enjoy!

Airfried Lasagne

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Fresh lasagne and in only 32 minutes with the Philips Pasta and Noodle Maker and Airfryer!

While browning 500g of beef mince I simply added desired amount of plain flour (600g) and water (180ml) to the pasta maker and cut the lasagne sheets to suit.

Added a tomato, basil and garlic sauce to the mince.

Layered the mince and lasagne sheets in the baking dish, topped with grated cheese and parmesan.

In to the Airfryer, set the temperature to 200 degrees and baked for 10 minutes.

Nothing flash or fancy but a great tasty meal ready in no time at all!

I didn’t blanch the lasagne sheets but if you prefer to, blanch the sheets for 3 minutes.

Aussie Damper Bread

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Damper dates back to 1825 and possibly further back to 1817. Traditionally cooked in the ground under hot ashes.
First developed by Stockmen working in remote areas carrying only basic rations.

Ingredients
450g self raising flour
80g butter
Good pinch of salt
185g water

Method
Add flour, salt and butter in a bowl and mix together with your fingers until butter has completely dissolved.

Add the water to the mix and cut through with a rounded knife. When mixture has come together (you may need to add small amount of water if mixture is slightly dry), remove from bowl and place on floured bench top.

Lightly kneed mixture for approximately 2 minutes.

For the Airfryer halve the dough, flattenen and shape the dough. Score the top (mainly for effect) and place on a 16cm round tray (base of a cake tin). Use baking paper on the tray. Alternatively you can line your basket with baking paper and place dough on.

Lightly dust the top with plain flour.

Cook dough for 22 minutes at 185 degrees (if using oven 30 minutes at 200 C).

Enjoy your damper warm with butter, golden or maple syrup, jam.
Perfect as a side to your stew, casserole or goulash.

Apple Cake with Maple

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I’ve had my All-in-One Cooker for a little while but have yet to put put it to good use… Until now!

This is a multi cooker that bakes, sears, slow and pressure cooks as well as making yoghurt. So for its first run I thought… Let’s bake a cake?!

First time I’ve baked a cake from raw ingredients since 1995! I hope the result speaks for itself?

Ingredients
190g margarine
200g sugar (I used raw sugar)
100g almond meal
190g plain flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
2 apples peeled, cored and cut into eights
80ml maple syrup
Cinnamon

Method
Thoroughly mix margarine, sugar and eggs.
Add flour, baking powder and almond meal. Mix until creamy and fold maple syrup through the mix.
Grease inner pot and add mixture smoothing top of the mix for evenness.
Place apples on top pressing them in to the mix and dust with cinnamon.

Press bake, set time for 50 minutes and press start.
Place and close lid setting valve to bake.

That’s it!

Note: As usual this can be done in a conventional oven or Airfryer. I would recommend 160 degrees for both and adjust times to suit.