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Thanks to the wonderful invitation, I recently went to Panasonic Home2Com Solution Center at Bangsar South for their bloggers get-together cooking workshop by Panasonic Cooking, in conjunction with the release of Panasonic Cubie Oven.
Cubie Oven takes its name from the term ‘cubical’, with connotations of ‘small and compact’ in terms of size. The design of this oven is focused on assisting young and urban families to make quick and healthy meals. The functions of the Cubie Oven are steam, healthy fry, bake, roast and fermentation.
To demonstrate how fast and easy it is to prepare delicious dishes with Panasonic Cubie Oven, Chef Chin Pei Ling taught us step by step to cook 2 recipes, the Roasted Stuffed Chicken as well as sweet sourish dessert Mango and Passion Fruit Crumble.
Roasted Stuffed Chicken
* 1 whole boneless chicken leg with skin
* 2 stalks asparagus
* 1 baby carrot, sliced into thin strips
* 2 Swiss brown mushrooms, sliced
* Salt and pepper to taste
Sundried Tomato Pesto
* 5 pieces sundried tomatoes
* 2 cloves garlic
* 1/4 cup walnuts
* 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
* A handful of shredded Parmesan cheese
* Salt, black pepper and sugar to taste
* Half yellow onion
* 3 cloves garlic
* 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes
* 150g celery
* 150g pumpkin
* 1 mini capsicum
* 1 tsp fresh oregano
* 1 tsp paprika
* 1 tbsp honey
* 2 tbsp olive oil
* Salt and black pepper to taste
1. Preheat Panasonic Cubie Oven to 220°C.
2. To make the pesto, blend all the ingredients together in a Panasonic food processor. Set aside.
3. To prepare the vegetables, toss together all the ingredients. Arrange the vegetables in the Le Creuset casserole dish.
4. Pat dry chicken and spread the pesto over it. Arrange the carrots, asparagus and mushrooms on the pesto spread. Roll up the chicken and tie with a cooking string. Season skin with salt, pepper and oil.
5. Place the stuffed chicken onto the vegetables and bake in the preheated Panasonic Cubie Oven for 15 minutes. Glaze the chicken with the excess oil from the vegetables and continue to bake for another 5-8 minutes or until golden brown. Slice and serve warm.
Mango and Passion Fruit Crumble
Vanilla Cake Base
85g caster sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
150g plain flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder, sifted with plain flour
1 tbsp milk
2 large mangoes, cubed
1/4 cup passion fruit
1/4 tsp cardamon powder
1 tbsp corn flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
120g plain flour
75g melted butter
40g caster sugar
3 tbsp rolled oats
3 tbsp almond flakes
1. Preheat Panasonic Cubie Oven to 180°C.
2. To make the base, cream butter and sugar until light and pale. Add in egg and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined. Fold in plain flour and baking powder. Lastly, adjust with the milk. Spoon into Le Creuset Cocottes until 1/3 full.
3. Mix all the filling ingredients together except for the passion fruit. Set aside.
4. To make the crumble, mix all the dry ingredients together. Then add in the cooled melted butter. Using a fork, lightly mix until it resembles clump likes crumbles.
5. Spoon some mango filling onto the base then top with some passion fruits. Scatter the crumbles over and bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes.
6. Once baked, cool down and garnish with more cubed mangoes and passion fruit.
Throughout the cooking workshop, I worried about my meal preparation more than the cooking part because it is so easy to operate the Panasonic Cubie Oven compares to all the cutting, measuring, mixing, and etc. Panasonic Cooking promotes a healthier cooking lifestyle in the midst of busy and fast-paced lives, and it really gives me more confidence to explore different recipes in future with the Panasonic Cubie Oven.
The food was prepared using Le Creuset’s Stoneware with complimentary bouquets and decorations from Happy Bunch to commemorate the occasion. Le Creuset is a premium French cookware manufacturer best known for its colorfully-enameled cast-iron cookware.
Thanks to the generosity, all the bloggers get to take home one unit of Panasonic Cubie Oven and Le Creuset products for us to explore more different recipes with it. Stay tuned with my blog as I will be sharing some recipes using Panasonic Cubie Oven to show how fast and easy to prepare home-cooked meals at your own kitchen.
Panasonic has truly set the trend for kitchen appliances to accommodate urban and young families. To find out more about the Panasonic Cubie Oven and related info such as video recipes, cooking tips and event details, please visit cooking.my.panasonic.com.
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