Sunday Roast. Just those 2 words evoke hearty, home-cooked deliciousness, aromas that waft, a set dining table ready to welcome good friends and family, chilled wine and laughter.I’ve been wanting to make Roast Pork with crackling for ages, and I decided that instead of waiting for time to become available, I’d just set a time and make it available!
Sox and I invited Kim, Marc, little Sloane, Lisa, Danny, Ryan and Sox’s mom Dimitra for the Sunday Roast.It was my first time doing Roast Pork and crackling, which was probably a silly idea when asking friends round. I figured that if it all went pear shaped, we’d order take-out and laugh about it. Luckily, that didn’t happen.
I made my own apple sauce since all the store ready ones are full of extra sugar. Peel amd slice apples, add a pinch of nutmeg, a big tablespoon of cinnamon, a little lemon juice and 1 and a half cups of water. Bring it to the boil, then let it simmer to reduce. The apple will soften completely and just stirring will mash it all up, but if you want it extra smooth, blend it.For the Roast Pork and Crackling I got 2 Pork Loins. I sliced the fat down to the meat (not cutting into the meat) about a finger width apart. Rub coconut oil and salt into the fat and the slits. Add a few sprigs of rosemary.Roast it in the oven for 25 minutes per 450g. Ta-da!I roasted orange and red sweet potatoes…Pan fried Zucchini with a crack of black pepper and salt…I also have to share a story… I was all excited about this Roast Pork and Crackling, when I suddenly realised that Lisa and Danny are Jewish. The sudden realisation made me go cold! Luckily, Lis was very understanding and said she’d pick up a Roast Chicken… I’d love to say that I am such a Domestic Goddess that I made Roast Pork and Roast Chicken, but that’s the disclaimer…
Lisa and Sloane doing stickers…Sox and Sloane…For dessert, I made Banting Chocolate Mousse with 85% Dark chocolate shavings on top and fresh fruit.
With our full stomachs, we moved from the dining room table to get cosy and enjoy our desserts, wine and coffees there. This is how every Sunday should be spent!