Sunday, August 30, 2015

Orange And Lemon Cake

For those that don't know KB and I were married a couple of years ago and had a lovely day. More pics can be found here
KB wanted a simple wedding cake so asked me to make this one.

Orange and Lemon Cake



1 Lemon

½ cup of water

1 tablespoon of baking soda

2 eggs

1 cup sugar

2 cups plain flour

1 tablespoon of vanilla essence

125 grams softened butter

150 grams cranberries

150 grams walnuts


Cut orange and lemon into ¼ size pieces and remove any pips then place in food processor. Mix till mixture forms a paste.

To ½ cup of water add 1 tablespoon of baking soda. Once baking soda has dissolved in water add to processor and mix.

Add 2 eggs, 1 cup of sugar, 2 cups of plain flour, and 125 grams of softened butter then 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence. Mix until mixture is smooth.

Add cranberries and walnuts and pulse the processor until fruit and nuts are mixed through.

Place in greased cake tin and place in preheated oven 160 degrees for 1 hour.

Note: Fruit and Nuts can be change to suit taste or preference


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Simply Delish - Honey Soy Chicken Wings

This is a great recipe for nibbles and a favourite of Whitesnake's to take for his lunch.

6 - 12 chicken wings (depending on size)
1 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup honey
Sesame seeds, for garnish

Rinse chicken wings and pat dry. Remove tip and discard; separate each wing at the joint into 2 pieces. Place wings in a shallow dish and pour over the soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and lemon juice. Toss well to coat; marinate, refrigerated, for 2 hours.

Sprinkle chicken with sesame seeds and bake in oven at 200 C for 25 minutes.



Thursday, February 14, 2013

Simply Delish - Creamy Eggs with Smoked Salmon

Found this yummy recipe in Healthy Heart Happy Life cookbook and cooked it up for our Valentine's Day brunch...yum and heart friendly!


Serves 2

Pictrue sauce : KB and Whitesnakes Home

1/2 cup (125ml) low fat milk
20g (1 tablespoon) Flora pro-active
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon chopped dill
2 slices wholegrain toast
70g sliced smoked salmon
freshly ground black pepper

Place 2 teaspoons of Flora pro-active (low fat, reduced salt butter) and milk in a saucepan over a low heat. Wait until the milk becomes hot and allow the butter to melt.

With a spatula stir in the lightly beaten eggs into the milk and Flora pro-active mixture. Gently lift and fold the egg until the egg is creamy and has set. Stir in the dill.

Spread toast with the reamining flora pro-active.

Serve the egg on toast with smoke salmon and ground black pepper.

Happy Valentine's Day

Friday, February 8, 2013

Simply Delish - Chicken Curry

Hi all, Can't believe that last time we blogged was from our old house. We have since bought ourselves a home and have been busy making it our own.

picture source : KB's Room

We've also set a date for our wedding so we've been busy, busy.

In the last year, Whitesnake and I have gained a little weight so we've been trying to make some of our favourite recipes a little healthier. This chicken curry that I cooked up last night was healthy and delicious. Why don't you give it a try!

Serves 1


1 small onion, diced
1 small carrot, grated
1 tablespoon low fat sour cream or natural yoghurt
1 tbsp curry powder
1 tsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, sliced
1/3 can tomatoes
1 tbsp green beans, chopped
1 tbsp brocolli, chopped
3/4 cup basmati rice
100g chicken, sliced, skin removed

Cook the rice as per packet instructions

Heat a wok and fry the chicken in the olive oil

Add onions, carrots and garlic and fry for 10 mins or until onions are soft

Add tomatoes, curry powder and vegetables and simmer for 15 mins

Stir in sour cream before serving

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Simply Delish - Crackling Bacon Corn Cakes


6         slices of bacon, cut into 1cm pieces
1/3c    chopped onions
1c       all purpose flour
2tbs    chopped fresh chives
1tsp    baking powder
1/2tsp salt
2/3c    milk
1         egg, slightly beaten
1tbsp  vegetable oil
small   can of drained whole kernel corn
1/2c     shredded cheese

Cook bacon and onion over med/high heat until bacon is browned.
Combine in a bowl  flour, chives, baking powder and salt.
Stir in mil, egg and oil until just moist.
Stir in bacon and onion and remaining ingredients.
Heat griddle to 350 (180) or until drops of water sizzle.
For each corn cake pour 1/3 cup of batter onto greased griddle.
Cook until golden brown...not until almost burnt like mine :)

Recipe source : Land O Lakes - Treasury of Country Recipes. Changed a little by KB.

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Simply Delish - Cheddar Dill Scones

I haven't baked with dough since I was a kid and I enjoyed it just as much as I did back then.


2 1/2   cups all-purpose flour
1 c      shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 c   chopped parsley
1 tbs   baking powder
2 tsp   dill
1/2      tsp salt
3/4 c   butter or marg
2         eggs, slightly beaten
1/2c    half-and-half

Heat oven 400 (200)
Combine all ingredients except butter, eggs and half-and-half.
Cut in butter until crumbly.
Stir in eggs and half-and-half until moist.
Turn dough onto lightly floured surface, knead until smooth (1 min).
Divide dough in half, roll each half into 20cm circle and divide into 8 pie-shaped wedges.
Place on baking sheet.
Bake 15-20 mins or until lightly browned.

Recipe source : Land O Lakes - Treasury of Country Recipes.

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Simply Delish - Creamy Chicken-Filled Pasties


4 sheets of pastry
2 tbsp butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
3 oz cream cheese
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp thyme leaves
1/4 tsp pepper
3 tbs white wine or chicken broth
Beaten egg or milk

Melt butter, add onion. Cook over medium heat until soft.
Stir in remaining filling ingredients and continue cooking, stirring occassionaly until cream cheese has melted.
Heat oven 375 (190)
Line oven tray with baking paper.
Cut pastry sheets into quaters and add filing to one side of each quarter. Fold remaining pastry half over and press edges together.
Brush pastry with egg or milk.
Cook for 15 to 20 mins or until golden brown.

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