Recipes

Recipe: Lemon Chicken Rolls (with citrus dipping sauce)

Recipe: Lemon Chicken Rolls (with citrus dipping sauce)

These rolls were pretty good — but I love any kind of Asian-style rolls… the only ingredient that I couldn’t taste was the potato. The lemon, chicken and cabbage held their own but the potato matchsticks did not… oh well.

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Chocolate Gingerbread



This cake is moist and delicious with it’s decadent combination of molasses and chocolate. Add to it a ginger-ale/chocolate icing and you get what I would consider the best gingerbread I have ever had.

Ingredients:

Cake:

  • 175 grams unsalted butter
  • 125 grams dark brown (muscavado) sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 200 grams golden syrup
  • 200 grams molasses
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 2 eggs
  • 250 ml milk
  • 275 grams all-purpose flour
  • 40 grams cocoa
  • 175 grams chocolate chips

Icing:

  • 250 grams icing sugar
  • 30 grams unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 60 ml ginger ale

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 170 C or 340 F. Line the bottom and sides of an 11″ x 9″ x 3″ (or thereabouts) pan with foil or parchment paper.
  2. In a large saucepan melt the butter along with the sugars, syrup, molasses and spices. In a separate bowl dissolve the baking soda in the water.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and beat in the eggs, milk and baking soda in its water. Stir in the flour and cocoa and beat with a wooden spoon to mix. Fold in the chocolate chips, pour into the prepared pan and bake for about 45 minutes – until risen and firm to touch. Remove to a wire rack and cool in the pan.
  4. Sieve the icing sugar. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan heat the butter, cocoa and ginger ale. Once the butter is melted, whisk in the icing sugar. Leaving the gingerbread in the pan, pour the icing over the top of the slightly warm cake and leave to cool. Cut into large hunks and serve when cooled and set.

After-Thoughts:

Nigella instructs you to remove the cake from the pan to ice but I found it easier to ice and then transport by leaving it in the pan. This also kept it nice and moist.

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Recipe Origin:

Recipe from Nigella Lawson’s Feast

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Recipe: Profiteroles with Peppermint-Vanilla Ice Cream

Recipe: Profiteroles with Peppermint-Vanilla Ice Cream

Even though they are surprisingly simple to make, these delicacies will always impress. You can make just the profiteroles in advance, or make and fill them with ice cream, ready to pull from the freezer for last minute guests.

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Recipe: Golden Oldie Fudge

Recipe: Golden Oldie Fudge

This recipe is from Chatelaine magazine, circa 1965. Tried and true, the recipe works perfectly today with no alterations. Gorgeously sweet, buttery fudge with no apologies for calories or fat. YUM.

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Recipe: Stuffed Mushroom Caps

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Crunch, crunch, crunch. And not a “Lay’s” logo in sight for miles…

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