Thursday, November 12, 2009

Chicken Curry

The Recipe
300gr chicken cut into bite-size pieces (~2/3lb)
2 small potatoes cut into bite-size pieces
1 bell pepper cut into bite-size pieces
1 small can of coconut milk or coconut cream (in Denmark that corresponds to 160gr or about 5-6oz)
1 small can of tomatoes (ditto)
1 dl tomato sauce or ketchup (~ 3oz)
1 tbsp oil
2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 small onion, in thin slices
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tbsp sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
Cashew nuts (optional, but I LOVE cashew nuts, so I had to add them to the recipe :-) )

Use a pot with a tight fitting lid. Heat the oil, curry powder and cayenne pepper over low heat for 1 minute. It'll turn into a nice fragrant paste. Don't let it burn though! Raise heat to medium and stir in onion and garlic. Cook for 7-10 minutes. Add chicken, salt and pepper, cook for another 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Add potatoes, bell pepper, coconut milk, tomatoes, tomato sauce and sugar. Stir and leave to simmer under lid for 30 minutes. Add a handful of cashew nuts and leave to simmer for another 10-15 minutes.

Serve with rice, or by itself in bowls.

The Verdict
ABSOLUTELY delicious! I think this may be my new favourite food. I literally sighed "Yuuuummm" out loud as I took the first bite.

Will absolutely make again.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Chocolate Horns

250g margarine
500g flour
2 tbsp sugar
½ tsp salt
1 cup of milk
50g fresh yeast

100g dark cooking chocolate.

Crumble the flour and margarine together until the margarine is finely separated and covered in flour.

Mix yeast and salt until the yeast turns liquid.

Mix everything together.

Let it rise for approx. 30 minutes

Separate the dough into 6 parts and roll them into circles (quite thinly). Cut the circles into 8 triangles. Put a piece of chocolate on the thickest end, and roll the dough around it to make horns.

Rise again for 15 minutes. Sprinkle a bit of milk on top for a nicer finish.
Bake for 15 minutes at 200C.