Sunday, March 21, 2010


3 c self-rising flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
100 g butter
1 1/4 c milk

Sift together dry ingredients. Mix in melted butter, then milk. Knead lightly. Cut into 12 evenly sized pieces. Cook in 220C (fan forced 200C) for 10 minutes, or until slightly golden browned on top.

Barossa Brekky Sandwich

I found this recipe in Around the World in 80 Dinners, and modified it slightly by not including bacon, using scrambled eggs instead of fried, and using freshly made scones instead of rolls. This is a perfect brunch, served with a side of fresh fruit.

Fruit Chutney
Eggs, scrambled with cheese
Pickled onion

Cut scone in half. Slather both halves with fruit chutney. Slice pickled onion and place on top of chutney, on one half. Spoon scrambled eggs on top of half with pickled onion and place other half on top.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Homemade Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

Blue Cheese, in small chunks
Lemon Juice

Put all in small jar and shake, shake, shake!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Smothered Chicken

This didn't taste of sinful as the last time I had it, but it was still tasty!

4 chicken breasts
1/2 c flour
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
salt & pepper, to taste
1/4 c canola oil
1 onion, chopped
2 - 4 garlic cloves, minced
1 c sour cream
1/2 c chicken stock

Mix flour, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt & pepper, then coat each chicken breast in this mixture. Heat oil in pan and brown chicken breasts, about 3 minutes on each side. Remove chicken from pan and add onion & garlic to saute, about 3-5 minutes. Place chicken back in pan, mix sour cream & broth together, and add to pan. Bring to simmer and cover. Cook for 10 - 15 minutes.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Cocoa Brownies

I've been craving brownies for some time now. These are heaps better than a package mix.

10 tbspn (140 g) unsalted butter
1 1/4 c sugar
3/4 c cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/2 c all-purpose flour

Mix sugar, cocoa and salt into softened butter. Add vanilla and stir, then add eggs, one at a time, mixing well. Finally, add in flour and mix well. Bake in 325F oven for 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out with slightly moist with batter.