Introduction: Peking Chicken (Cheaper Version of Peaking Duck)
Step 1: Preparing the Duck (Chicken in This Case)
I would suggest that you start with this as it is going to take a significant proportion of your time to finish and yet longer still once you have managed to get in to the oven.
1 whole Chicken
2 litres boiling water
5 tbsp clear honey
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
4 tbsp chinese five spice
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 1/2 tbsp sesame seed oil
1 tbsp sesame seeds
Step 2: Preparing the Glaze
Picture 1. add honey to a large mixing bowl
Picture 2. Add so sauce to the glaze
Picture 3. Add sesame seed oil
Picture 4. Now add the Chinese 5 spice to the glaze
Picture 5. Put the brown sugar in the mixture
Picture 6. Finally add the sesame seeds
Picture 7 thoroughly stir though
Step 3: Glazing the Chicken
To Glaze the Chicken i found that the best way to do it was to glaze the chicken a small amount put it in the oven for around 15 minutes so that the glaze has started to dry on then repeat until it has all dried on top of the skin. I also found that adding a small amount of flour greatly helped as well.
Cooking times will vary so remember to always check by i used :
200°C 400°F Gas Mark 6
For 1 hour 15 minutes Checking every 15 to re-glaze
Alternatively for a slow cook and a more crispy taste use temperature:
170°C 325ºF Gas Mark 3
For 5 hours 30 minutes
Picture 1. Uncooked before first layer of glaze
Picture 2. First layer of glaze uncooked
Picture 3. The first lay has started to dry on now, repeat until you have used it all
Step 4: Pancake Ingredients
315 ml boiling water
1Tbsp sesame seed oil
Step 5: Forming a Dough
Picture 1. Mix boiling water with flour
Picture 2. Mix in sesame seed oil
Picture 3. in the bowl combine them until they are just coming together
Picture 4. kneed on the table
Picture 5 once your dough is soft to touch your done.
Step 6: Making the Pancakes
Pictures 1-6. Turn the dough in to 24 identical balls of dough.
Step 7: Cooking the Pancakes
Picture 1. Flatten the balls of dough as much as possible
Picture 2. Flattened dough
Picture 3. Once rolled out you need to coat one side with sesame seed oil
Picture 4. cook in an un-oiled pan until cooked
Step 8: Preparing the Peking Sauce
Step 9: Cooking the Peking Sauce
Picture 1. Add sesame seed oil
Picture 2. Add hoisin sauce (or Black bean sauce)
Picture 3. Add sugar
Picture 4. Add water
Picture 5 Add dark soy sauce
Picture 6 Add cornflour
picture 7. This is what the sauce should look like it will start off being a much lighter shade of brown but when the sauce gets to this colour it means that it is done.
To serve finely slice cucumber and spring onions.
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