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
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.
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
I 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…