Triple Chocolote Chunck Muffins

chocolatemuffins

Ingredients
250 gr flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
100 gr light brown sugar
150 gr chocolate (mix of plain, milk & white)
1 egg, separated
1/4 tsp salt
85 gr unsalted butter, melted
50 ml sour cream
175 ml milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Method
Preheat oven to 200°C, grease 10 cups or line a muffin tin with paper cases. Mix the flour, baking powder, soda, sugar and about 2/3 of the chocolate in a large bowl. In a clean bowl beat the egg white and salt until soft peaks form. In a small bowl mix the egg yolk, butter, sour cream, milk and vanilla together. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and mix briefly. Add the whisked egg white and gently fold. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups with about 1/4 of room left. Top the muffins with the remaining chocolate and back for 18-20 mins, turn out onto a wire rack to cool.

Tip
This recipe is from the cookbook “Homemade Baking” by Catherine Atkinson, Valerie Barrett & Gail Wagman. A collection of 175 old-fashioned cake, cookie, muffin and cupcake recipes from America, full of inspiration and easy to follow recipes for young and old.

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Greek Chicken Marinade

greek chicken

We love chicken in our house and sometimes, just sometimes we like to  branch out of our usual chicken recipes and try something new. But then the drama begins, which recipe should we try? Between the Jamie Oliver and Nigella cookbooks that we own and the many links I have saved in my Chrome bookmarks, it’s always too difficult to select a recipe. So thus I did a new fresh search and found an easy chicken marinade and slightly adapted it to our own taste!

Ingredients
1/2 cup greek yogurt (0% fat is what we used)
2 tbsp honey
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp Sambal oelek (we like the Lidl sambal)
3 garlic cloves minced
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground cumin
freshly ground salt and pepper

Method
Mix all the ingredients together and marinade the chicken for at least half and hour or longer. You can grill, roast or cook the chicken in fry pan as above, it’s a very versatile marinade. I added some olive oil and towards the end some water in the above picture, but we have also grilled the chicken and it was just as good if not better!

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Great find: magic sauce recipe

Pinterest_LogoPinterest is one of the most exciting resources on the internet since Twitter launched. It’s so easy to browse images of stunning recipes and more.

This magic sauce recipe is one that you really should make this weekend! So easy and delicious that you will be inventing excuses to make a new batch. Let me know if you make it and how long it lasts…

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Healthy Banana DIY Ice Cream

banana icecream

How to make creamy ice cream with only one ingredient

This one has been doing the rounds on all social media sites and blogs over the past weeks. I only discovered it last week and was instantly tempted to try it out. I got my 10 year daughter on board and a day later we were in the kitchen waiting to see the magic happen before our eyes. The 1 ingredient ice cream recipe is a breeze! Although our food processor stopped half way through the process it recovered it self and thus we watched soft banana ice cream before our eyes.

All very exciting. Also because daughter number 1 was also curious and claimed that she should be the first to try the results of our experiment. To keep it fair we made sure that the ice cream was distributed evenly between us and count to 3.

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FAGE Total 0% too good not to share

fagekat
My new favourite breakfast meal is Fage Greek Yoghurt with a spoon of honey. I was sceptical about Greek Yoghurt but I am a total convert. I also use it as a substitute and so far it works well. If you have any tips please leave a link or a comment below, I am always looking for inspiration.

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Marmite, the story

marmiteMarmite is known for dividing opinion so here are a few agreed facts about the loved/reviled product.

Marmite profile of a yeast based spread

foto credit: flickr.com/pinkangelbabe

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Easy coriander lentils

lentilsI have been racking my brain for over two weeks for an easy, tasty and quick lentil recipe. A simple Google search for ‘lentil salad‘ was not satisfactory enough this time around. Several clicks later I headed to the kitchen and found myself recreating the Moroccan msmen meat filling ala lentils. Why hadn’t I thought of this earlier?

Sometimes the recipes you already know are the best, and it’s a great vegetarian variation of the delicious beef filling, but then on the side. Now I only have to figure out what we are going to eat with it…

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Man v Food

Des put me onto this madness, a program where it’s man against food. Just watch to see how the presenter & his partner attempts to eat an almost 5 kilo pizza from “Big Pie in the Sky” in 60 minutes…

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