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Cook Yourself Thin USA

Oven-“Fried” Chicken with Cole Slaw

Serves 4 Corn flakes give oven-“fried” chicken the crunchy crust we like, without the fat of frying, or sautéing. Marinating the chicken for an hour in a buttermilk marinade, with garlic and herbs, gives additional flavor. TIP: A combination of equal parts low-fat sour cream, and non-fat buttermilk in the cole slaw, makes a creamy, […]

Food

Warm Chocolate Tart

Ingredients: Pastry 125g unsalted butter 125g icing sugar 1 vanilla pod 1 egg 250g flour, sifted pinch of salt Filling 140g chocolate roughly chopped 130g unsalted butter, roughly chopped 5 eggs 225g caster sugar 70g plain flour, sifted Raspberry caramel 250g caster sugar 150ml water 250g raspberries Method: Pastry. Place the butter and the sugar […]

Dinner Dash with Hilary Biller

Vegetable Pie

Hilary’s going vegetarian this week with a delicious menu of meat free dishes. Starting with a vegetable pie, she’s also got a fragrant mushroom korma with sweet corn fritters on the side, and finally an unusual sweet treat; a tomato soup cake. Serves 4. Ingredients 1 red onion, roughly chopped 1 carrot, sliced 1 butternut, […]

5-Ingredient Fix

Gumbo

Yield: 6 to 8 servings. Ingredients 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1 cup + 2 tablespoons peanut oil 5 medium onions, roughly chopped 3 1/2 pounds chicken + 3 pounds chicken wings 1 1/2 pounds Andouille Sausage, thinly sliced Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste Method Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. […]

Dinner Dash with Hilary Biller

Cheddar Melt with Apple Rosti

Serves 4 Ingredients Apple Rösti: 3 large potatoes, peeled and coarsely grated 1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled and grated 15ml (1 tbsp) lemon juice 60ml (¼ cup) cake flour 5ml (1tsp) baking powder 1 large egg Salt and pepper, to taste Oil, for frying Cheddar Melt: 200ml cider 400g mature cheddar, grated 15ml (1 […]

Fresh and Simple

Gorgonzola cheese and caramelized pear puff pastry tarts

Ingredients 1 roll puff pastry 1 egg 200g gorgonzola cheese 2 pears(thinly sliced with stalks and skin on) 1 cup good quality red wine 1 cup white sugar 6-8 whole cloves 1 cinnamon stick fresh sprouts edible flowers Method Preheat oven to 220’C Working with cold pastry, cut shapes(hearts/rounds) using a cookie cutter out of […]

Donna Hay Basics to Brilliance

Molten Choc-Chunk Brownies

Ingredients 1 cup (150g) plain (all-purpose) flour ¾ cup (75g) cocoa ¾ cup (130g) brown sugar 1⅓ cups (290g) caster (superfine) sugar 175g unsalted butter, melted and cooled 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 eggs 125g dark chocolate, chopped Method Place the flour, cocoa, both the sugars, the butter, vanilla and eggs in a large bowl. […]

5-Ingredient Fix

Truffles

PREP TIME: 30 COOK TIME: 5 Ingredients Ganache, recipe follows, refrigerated until firm Coatings: cocoa powder, caramelized hazelnuts, crunchy pearls, rainbow sprinkles, crushed toasted almonds Ganache: 8 ounces good dark chocolate, chopped (not below 60 percent cocoa, recommended: Valrhona) 8 ounces heavy cream, scalded Directions Remove the chilled ganache from the refrigerator. Scoop out little […]