Thursday, July 12, 2012
Ok so I get asked for this recipe A LOT! Everyone that tries it loves it! It makes a huge batch so I get quite a few meals from one big pot and it freezes beautifully! This is just what my family uses but you could put almost any veggie in. It is super healthy and a great way for kids (and adults) to eat all sorts of veggies without them knowing.(It's not exact measurements here and it all depends on the size of your vegetables, and if you like more of something add more of it!)
- 1 large chicken (I like to use free range)
- Chicken stock powder
- 1/2 packet dried soup mix
- tablespoon or so of tomato paste
- 2-3 potatoes (leave skin on)
- 2-3 zucchinis (leave skin on)
- 3-4 carrots (leave skin on)
- 2 turnips
- 1 onion
- 2 swedes
- Optional rice/rissoni
As a guide I usually fill my processor bowl twice with veggies and thats enough for my pot. You don't have to have a processor but you might get RSI from grating by hand (it would be worth it though!)
Get a HUGE pot and put in your chicken. Make up enough stock to cover the chicken plus some. I usually do 7+ liters (told you it made a lot, of course you don't have to make as much as I do!)
Rinse off the soup mix and add to the pot as well as the tomato paste. Bring to the boil and cook for 30mins or so, until the chicken is cooked through.
Once the chicken is done pull it out and I like to put in the fridge then pull off the flesh when cool or you can do it straight from the pot.
Skim off any fat on the surface of the stock. Grate all your veggies and add to the pot along with the chicken pieces (as big or as small as you like) and bring back to the boil.
Cook for 30 or so minutes or until the veggies are soft. If you like in the last 15minutes of cooking add a handfull of rice or rissoni.
Serve with yummy bread, enjoy!
Posted by Kate21 at 12:19 AM
Saturday, April 21, 2012
- 1 cup self raising flour
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 1 cup of sultanas/chopped apricots/any dried fruit really! (the proportions don't matter as long as it equals 1 cup, so if you prefer sultanas you can have just 1 cup of them.)
- 1 cup sesame seeds/pine nuts/sunflower kernels/ any nuts or seeds really! (Again proportions don't matter, if you don't like pine nuts don't add them just make sure what you do add equals 1 cup!)
- 180g butter, melted
- 1 egg, beaten
Posted by Kate21 at 4:42 AM
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
is with some freshly baked chocolate croissants! Reserved only for special occasions, I like to make these for Easter too. They are so easy and you can prepare them the night before and bake in the morning. This is a Nigella Lawson recipe so we know its yummy and decedent!
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Unfurl the sheet of pastry and then cut it into 6 squares.
Cut each square diagonally to give 2 triangles (they will appear quite small). Put the triangle with the wider part facing you and the point away from you.
Break off small pieces of chocolate (approx.1cm/half inch) to place about 2cm/3/4-inch up from the wide end nearest you.
Then carefully roll from that chocolate loaded end towards the point of the triangle.
You should now have something resembling a straight croissant, seal it slightly with your fingertips and curl it around into a crescent.
Place the chocolate croissants on a lined baking tray and paint with the beaten egg. Bake for 15 minutes until golden and puffy and exuberantly, if miniaturely, croissant-like.
Posted by Kate21 at 3:44 AM
Is White Christmas too kitsch these days? In the time of fancy truffles and cake pops? Well I don't think so, although its not something I see too often anymore at this time of year. This is my recipe and I use lollies but you can of course use the traditional fruit. Again this makes the perfect gift!
Posted by Kate21 at 3:27 AM
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Seriously? It's just not a Christmas celebration without them! I like the traditional way but of course you can experiment and add different liquors like baileys, Kahlua or peppermint schnapps. Or if you prefer no alcohol at all (or just use flavoured essences) Anyway this is how we like our rumballs in the Cupkates household...
Posted by Kate21 at 9:05 PM
Monday, December 5, 2011
Posted by Kate21 at 10:55 PM