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Wagamama Katsu Curry Fakeaway

[This post is part of a paid collaboration with Aldi ]

When Aldi challenged me to recreate some of my favourite meals… One had to be the ICONIC Wagamama Katsu Chicken Curry. One ingredient that makes Katsu curry stand out is that supper crunchy panko bread crumb coating on the chicken. I hear you ask…. does Aldi sell Panko bread crumbs, Nah… But no panko is no problem.. Just fake your own for this Wagamama Katsu Curry Fakeaway. ⁣

Buy a loaf of white toast bread and pop it in the freezer. Once the slices are frozen solid, sauce off the crusts and then grate on the coarse side of a box grater. Then dry the crumbs out in the oven in a really low heat. Thank Me later. ⁣

The ingredients for this meal set me back £6.64 and it left ingredients to use another day. ⁣

I’ve popped the recipe and a how-to video below! Kanpai

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Ole & Steen Cinnamon Social (Kanelstang) Recipe

Ole & Steen Cinnamon Social (Kanelstang) Recipe

One of my favourite, IF NOT MY favourite baked good has to be Ole & Steen’s Cinnamon Social.   I don’t know what it is that makes me obsess about it. Is it the buttery brioche-like bread?  The swirls of warming cinnamon.  Perhaps the secret custard that gets baked in.  Or is it the glaze on top?  Who cares? Because I absolutely love it. 

Since lockdown, I’ve been lost without my Cinnamon Social… so I decided to take on and try and make the Cinnamon Social myself at home.   Now the Ole & Steen Cinnamon Social Recipe is not out there to google and find.  So I had to put my detective hat on and do some research. 

After a little bit of research, I found the proper Danish name for the Cinnamon Social.  Its called the Kanelstang or cinnamon twig.  I guess because it looks like a log. 
Most of the recipes were in danish… so I based my recipe on this one from as the finished product looks most like my beloved Ole & Steen Cinnamon Social. I’ve popped my version of Ole & Steen Cinnamon Social Recipe below.

MAKES 2 ‘loafs’
150ml Whole Milk
18 grams yeast 
200g butter (melted and cooled)
2 Eggs
75g Caster Sugar 
500g plain flour 
½ teaspoon of salt. 
1 egg beaten (for wash)

Cinnamon Filling
200g Butter
200g Caster
4tbs of Cinnamon 
Pinch of sea salt. 

Cheats Pastry Cream 
70g Birds Custard Powder
75g Caster Sugar
500ml Whole milk (Corrected Quantity)

Sugar Syrup
150g Caster Sugar
75ml Water

300g Icing Sugar
40ml Milk 
1tsp vanilla extract

Make your Cheat’s Pastry Cream 
Put custard powder and sugar in a microwave-safe bowl.
Mix into a smooth paste with a little (approx. 2 tablespoons) milk taken from 1000ml  Milk
Add the remaining milk and cook on full power for 6 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking period.
Pop in the fridge until we are ready to assemble 

The Dough 
Warn the milk in the microwave for 30 seconds… We are looking for bath temp warm milk.  Any warmer and it will kill the yeast. 

Add the yeast and stir to dissolve.   Let the yeast sit for about 10 minutes to come alive… you will be looking for a thick foam on top of your milk. 

Once you see action in your yeast add your cooled melted butter, 2 eggs and caster sugar.  Mix and set aside. 

Place the flour in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. With the machine running on low, slowly stream in the yeast/milk/egg mixture to combine.   

Once all the liquid has combined turn up the power to low medium and let the dough knead for about 6-7 minutes until you have a smooth and elastic dough.   

Once you are at the 6-minute mark add the salt and mix to combine. 

Remove the dough and place it in a buttered bowl and cover with clingfilm and leave in a warm place till doubled in size. 

Cinnamon Filling 
Make your Cinnamon filling by combining the softened butter, sugar and cinnamon with a pinch or two of sea salt.   Set aside. 

Mix all ingredients to make a glaze… You may need to add a touch more sugar or milk… you want a double cream consistency 

Sugar Syrup
Dissolve caster sugar in water over a low heat.
Leave to cool.

To assemble and bake 
Divide your risen dough into half.  Using a rolling pin; roll out the two dough pieces into two rectangles (35×45 cm – 14×18 inch) on a lightly floured surface.

Equally, distribute the ½ of the cinnamon filling on top of the dough. Then spread half of the pastry cream on top of the cinnamon filling. 

Roll the dough together into a tight log. Repeat with the other half of the dough.

Place the logs onto two baking trays lined with baking parchment.

Using a sharp knife… cut through the logs but not all the way through.. Make these cuts every inch down the log.  Now take each section and pull it into the opposite direction. This is where the video comes in handy. 

Cover the dough with cling film and let prove again for 30-45 minutes. 

Beat an egg and brush the cinnamon socials with it. Preheat the oven to 200 C (400 F) and bake them for about 20 minutes. When the socials come out of the oven… brush with sugar syrup. When the Cinnamon socials are cooled off; decorate them with icing.

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KFC Popcorn Chicken Fakeaway

[This post is part of a paid collaboration with Aldi ]

When Aldi challenged me to create a Fakeaway… I had a couple of ideas. The first one was to honour the colonel himself and create some finger-licking good KFC Popcorn chicken and all the sides.

I spent just over £7 to make this spread and it fed two hungry mouths… plus there are loads of the ingredients left over for other uses. ⁣

The Star of the show was the American BBQ seasoning as I think it was a good nod to the Colonel’s 11 herbs and spices in one jar. Another secret was to marinate the chicken in greek yoghurt and pickle brine overnight. Trust me it makes it epic. ⁣

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Sweet & Sour Chicken Fakeaway

[ This post is part of a paid collaboration with Peperami ]

It’s funny what lockdown does to people… I’m obsessed with cleaning… I miss the gym hardcore and I’m craving things I don’t normally crave like Sweet and sour chicken.

So when challenged me to create a fake-away using their Pep’d up Chicken bites… It was a no brainer. I had to make a Sweet & Sour Chicken Fakeaway. The easy answer would be to chuck the bites in a sweet and sour sauce. In reality, I was craving Hong Kong-style sweet and sour chicken with that crispy coating. But I could not figure out how to make it work.

I did not want the chicken to dry out as its already cooked…. Then it hit me to break the rules (on the packaging) and freeze the bites. So when you cook the chicken bits, the coating crisps up and the bites just heat through.

Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself.

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Southern Style Katsu Sando

[ This post is part of a paid collaboration with Paxo/Bisto ]

Unless you have been living under a rock… it’s impossible to miss the Katsu Sando. I love them and with this lockdown, I’m missing them like mad so I thought I’d make them at home and created a Southern US Style Katsu Sando.

I fakeaway’d this Sando with the help of Bisto Southern Style gravy & Paxo Southern Fried Bread Crumbs.⁠ ⁠ They are kinda easy to make, heaps of fun to eat and so insta-worthy.⁠ ⁠

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