Scones – with 3 ingredients

A friend of mine sent me a bunch of recipes that require 3 ingredients (or less) to make. I thought, wow, how cool is that.

There were some baking stuff – scones, muffins and cakes. Also some main dishes – sweet and spicy chicken, baked fish (I think I might try that next) and Moroccan salmon.

I decided to try the scones. The following recipe is what was given, I decided to make half the recipe.

What you need:

  • 4 cups self raising flour
  • 300ml cream
  • 1 can lemonde

Method:

  1. Sift self raising flour into a bowl, make a well and pour in cream and lemonade.
  2. Mix to make a firm dough. (I added a little more flour here to make it firm)
  3. Roll out and cut with a scone cutter.
  4. Bake in a hot oven until golden brown.

I baked it on 180ºC.

Serve with jam and cream or cheese if you prefer savoury. Due to the lack of sugar, I opted for jam + cream.

Well what do you know, it works!

Iced Cinnamon Coffee

I’m waiting for summer to get here and I thought this would be a nice alternate. I found this recipe online. Its very rich, so if you’re having a girls night in or opting to stay in instead of going out (which is exactly what I did last weekend), this would be nice to enjoy while relaxing at home.

What you need:

  • 2T instant coffee powder
  • 2T brown sugar
  • 80ml hot water
  • 500ml stork crèmendous / cream
  • 750ml milk
  • vanilla ice cream
  • cinnamon, to sprinkle

Combine coffee, sugar and water in a blender.
Add stork crèmendous and milk, blending until smooth.
Refrigerate coffee mixture until very cold.
Pour into glasses, top with ice-cream, place a cinnamon stick into each glass and sprinkle with cinnamon powder.

Come on summer!

Banana & Berry Muffins

The following muffin recipe required blueberries, but I also chucked in some cranberries. It is not a sweet recipe, with honey being the only sweet ingredient and the dusting of cinnamon sugar at the end. You may (if you wish), add sugar to the recipe.

Switch oven on to 180ºC.

What you need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2t baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • ½ t cinnamon powder
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 3T honey
  • 3T vegetable oil
  • 2 bananas mashed
  • 1 cup berries
  • cinnamon sugar and strawberrys for garnishing

What to do:

Sift flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. To this add mashed banana’s and berries. Mix lightly with fork until fruit is coated into the flour.

In another bowl, whisk eggs, milk, honey, oil.

Add liquid ingredients to the dry ones. Mix.

Spoon into cupcake tray.
Garnish with a halved strawberrys and dust some cinnamon sugar over it.

Bake for 20 mins on 180ºC.

Cranberry Fizz

Before you think is she crazy, is she on a diet, the answer is no and no. When I was younger I enjoyed lime juice now and then and still have lemon tea.

If you like the sour and acidic tasting drinks, or if you’re detoxing / dieting,  then you will like this drink.

What you need:

  • 120ml apple juice
  • 120ml cranberry juice
  • 90ml ginger ale
  • 1t lemon juice

Mix above and pour into a glass and enjoy!

I would not recommend making this for guests – unless you know exactly what their likes and dislikes are.

Mixed Berry Syllabub

Syllabub is a traditional English dessert, popular from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. It is usually made from rich milk or cream seasoned with sugar and wine – Wikipedia.

For the following recipe, I eliminated the wine. I’ve got this from, as you might have guessed, Australia Women’s Weekly. I’m really enjoying trying the different dishes.

What you need:

  • mixed berrys
  • ¾ cup cream
  • 1t lemon juice
  • grated lemon rind
  • castor sugar (sweetened to your liking)

Beat the cream, sugar, lemon juice and rind until soft peak.

Arrange berrys in a dessert bowl and spoon whipped mixture over. Ready to eat.

Chicken Stroganoff

Since I love pasta, I thought I’d try this recipe from the Australian Women’s Weekly. Its very simple to make. It got done faster than I anticipated.

What you need:

  • olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2t paprika
  • 250g sliced mushrooms
  • 1T worcestershire sauce
  • ¾ cup chicken stock (I used water)
  • 1 ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 cooked chicken (I used a bunch of fillets)

What to do:
Heat oil and cook onions. Add paprika. Cook for 2 mins. Add mushrooms and worcestershire sauce. Cook until brown. Add stock and cream – bring to the boil. Reduce heat, simmer for 5 minutes, until sauce thickens. Add the sliced and cubed chicken.

I served it with fettuccine.

Chops done differently

On my recent trip to Durban, my mother in law made the following chops for us for breakfast. Everytime I go down, I am positive I put on weight. Its just that everything is so divine, its so difficult to say no to seconds.

I dont know what its called, but its basically, dipped into flour and egg and fried, in the end.

Firstly, wash chops and remove all fat. Marinate them in the following:

  • chilli powder
  • dhania / jeera
  • tumeric powder
  • salt
  • lemon juice

Marinate over night or for a few hours.

Place chops into a pot with ¼ cup of water on low to cook for about 25-30 minutes. Do not turn, unless you feel you have to. Once done, remove and let the chops cool.

Sprinkle flour onto both sides of the chop and dip into beaten egg. Fry on medium heat on frying pan until coat is slightly browned.

I made a batch with ½kg chops this weekend (and regretted not making it with 1kg!). I served it with potaotes and coleslaw.

A nice alternate the usual way of eating chops – which gets boring.