Thursday, November 11, 2010

Chocolate Mousse

Rowan's signature dish...

Melt 200g (dark) chocolate in a large bowl
Separate 4 eggs and beat the whites with a little bit of sugar (approx 1tsp) until very stiff
Whip 300ml cream

Cool chocolate and vigorously stir in the yolks into the chocolate bowl (make sure chocolate cool so that yolks don’t “cook”)
Fold in the cream til mixed
Fold in the egg white (gently so not to “deflate”)

Pour into nice bowl or individual bowls/parfait/rammikens
Chill for a couple of hours and eat

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Mum's mulled yummy drink

This was served up when Chantel, Delia and I had dinner with Mum at her place before she set off on her big adventure. When we asked if it had sugar in it Mum said "No; just maple syrup". Nom.

This makes not nearly enough as far as I'm concerned!

1/2C Blackcurrant syrup
1/4C Maple syrup
3C Water
6 cloves and cardamon
1/4 mixed spice
1/4t cracked pepper
2 Cinnamon sticks
slice of an orange or two

Mix and simmer gently on the stove until the spices drop to the bottom of the pot.


I am sure that you could try to make a good thing better with the addition of brandy and / or red wine.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Carrot & Kumara Soup

Made this in a hurry and tasted alright so thought I would write it down.
It's quick and easy!

heat oil
stir in 1x clove crushed garlic
add 3x large carrots and 2x medium kumara and 1 tsp of thai green curry paste
stir for few more moments
add 3x cups of chicken stock
simmer 20-30 mins
take off heat and mash in pot (or carefully blend if you want a finer soup)
add a can of coconut milk
heat through again
add pepper and salt to taste

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Grilled Chicken in Marinade

A favourite of mine at the moment... using a smaller amount of boneless chicken, I slice it up into salad for a tasty and healthy chicken salad. The chicken is so moist and very yummy!

1/4 cup of soy sauce (or tamari)
1tbsp lime juice (or lemon)
3tbsp olive oil
1tsp of thyme or other herbs
salt & pepper to taste
750g skinless chicken pieces (breast, thigh and drumsticks, with or without bone)

Make marinade by whisking first 5 ingredients. Marinate the chicken and place in fridge for 1 hour or more. Grill for 10-12 mins each side (with bone in) and about 6 mins or more for boneless.