Monday, November 5, 2007
more chocolate cupcakes....
More chocolate cupcakes yesterday for this work marketing thing we are doing (taking cupcakes to agents for their morning tea with some of our brochures). This time I used another recipe from the Donna Hay chocolate book. It was for double chocolate cupcakes and had melted dark chocolate as well as cocoa. The cakes baked to a really yummy consistency. The melted chocolate made them quite moist. The icing is like a chocolate ganache, but whipped once the ganache sets. Then I piped it onto the cakes. I think next week I might try something different to chocolate!
In the weekend we had a seventies party at our house. It was a pot luck dinner and as well as dressing up in seventies clothing, everyone had to bring seventies food. It was fantastic! Nibbles included chip & dip, sausage rolls, pate and baguette and pineapple and cheese on toothpicks stuck in an orange! The mains included beef stroganoff, lasagne, coleslaw and ice berg salad with condensed milk mayonnaise.
For my main I made a yummy chicken dish. The recipe comes from my Mum’s cousin – you make a roué sauce using chicken stock and milk, break up a cooked chicken, place in a baking dish, pour over the sauce and scatter over fresh breadcrumbs, some melted butter, chopped herbs, grated cheese and chopped bacon or ham. It is so yummy! Quite retro but really good hearty food!