Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Lemon Chicken Wings

I invited my in-laws, parents and uncle over for dinner last Sunday. As most of them are elderly, it was apt to do a healthy, home cooked dinner that's not too oily and salty. I wrecked my brain abit on what the most ideal dish would be to do on a Sunday. I had in mind Lemon Chicken Wings, but wasnt 100% confident in doing. Did abit of research and finally decided on it.

Here's what I did, along with some steps taken from some sites as reference. The ingredients needed are of course chicken wings, rosemary, sea salt, olive oil, chopped garlic, lemons made into juice and some zest, plum sauce (can get from Asian grocers but totally optional) and about 1tsp butter.

I marinated the chicken wings with rosemary, olive oil and sea salt overnight. The next day when I was ready to cook, I heated some olive oil and added chopped garlic into it to add some flavour. Remove from the stove, and add the butter (to give it a stronger flavour), lemon juice and zest, 1tsp of plum sauce and 1tsp of sugar into the mixture and stir well.

I pan fry the chicken wings till almost cooked or abit brown.

Meanwhile, slice some lemons and place them on a casserole. Place the pan fried chicken wings on it and pour the sauce over. Bake it for 20min at 180 deg.

That's it!
Lemon juice with rinds

Olive oil with chopped garlic

Sliced lemons

Lemon Chicken Wings


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Blueberry Yoghurt Cake

Tea cakes are one of my weaknesses. I dont really fancy cakes with lots of cream or mousse. A plain simple cake is what I like for breakfast or afternoon tea.

Bursting with fresh blueberries!

I came across this receipe of Blueberry Yoghurt Cake from website. It looked very easy without much fuss. I decided to give it a shot one weekend, adapting some parts!

125g butter
1 cup caster sugar
3 eggs
1 cup plain flour
1 cup self-raising flour
3/4 cup vanilla yoghurt
1 cup frozen blueberries (I use 1 packet from the supermarket)

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 20cm (base) round springform cake pan. Line base and side with baking paper

2. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

3. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating to combine. Sift half the flour over mixture. Stir to combine.

4. Add the yoghurt. Stir to combine. Repeat with remaining flour and yoghurt.

5. Spread mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle with blueberries. Press blueberries slightly into mixture. Bake for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean (cover cake loosely with foil if over-browning during baking). Stand in pan for 10min then transfer to wire rack to cool.