Monthly Archives: January 2016

Weekend Dinner!

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If you’re anything like me and prefer simple recipes for dinner, then this Spiced Chicken Roast recipe is for you! This was dinner last night accompanied with some roasted potatoes, cous cous salad and bread. Perfect for all you busy bees out there as it’s just a case of marinating a day before and shoving in the oven 2 hours before din din the next day … I personally thought the ingredients and amounts mentioned were just right (am not a fan of very spicy food) but by all means spice it up or less according to your own taste buds …

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Spiced Chicken Roast

Ingredients:
Chicken (with skin) – 1 kilo
Cayenne Pepper – 1tsp
Paprika – 1 tsp
Salt – 1tsp
Dried Thyme – 1tsp
Garlic Powder -1tsp
Black Pepper – 1 tsp
Lemon (sliced) – half
Olive Oil – to drizzle
Method:
Before you start, dab the chicken with tissue to make sure it is dry.
In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients except olive oil and lemon.
Drizzle a little olive oil over the chicken.
Now add the spices to the chicken amd spread well with your hands making sure all of the chicken is well marinated.
Place the lemon inside the chicken cavity.
Allow the chicken to marinate overnight or at least for a few hours.
Pre-heat your oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
Place the chicken to your baking tray and allow to cook for at least an hour and 30 minutes (or more depending on your oven).
Allow the chicken roast to cool for approximately 10 minutes after taking it out of the oven.

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Time to get back in shape … kinda!

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Hey there! It has been way too long and you guys have probably gone skinny in my absence … time to get back in shape now with some Fudge Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter frosting 😉 … Ready? Now take a deep breath … and note down the recipe 😀

Fudge Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

The original recipe belongs to ‘Sally’s Baking Addiction’ website. But I have tweaked it just a little and explained it in my own way.

Serving: 8 – 10 cupcakes

Ingredients for the cupcakes:
Unsalted Butter (melted): 113g
Light Brown Sugar: 3/4 cups
Cocoa Powder (unsweetened): 1/2 cup
All Purpose Flour: 2/3 cups
Baking Powder: 1/2 tsp
Eggs (large): 2
Vanilla Essence: 1 tbsp
Salt: 1/4 tsp

Ingredients for the Frosting: 
Unsalted Butter: 75g
Peanut Butter: 1 cup
Thick Cream: 1/3 cup
Milk: 2 tbsp
Icing Sugar: 1 cup Read the rest of this entry