In the News: Dec 2012

During the bubbly evening several people asked about recipes for a couple of the food items offered. So rather than news, we thought people might be interested in the following:

lemonyoghurtminimuffinsLemon Yoghurt mini muffins

  • 1+3/4 cups sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • rind of 2 lemons
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 – 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup Greek lemon or unsweetened yoghurt

If you have a food processor, use it to mix this, since it eliminates the need for grating the lemons.

Put the sugar into the (dry) bowl with the metal chopping blade then peel all the yellow peel from the lemons, using a potato peeler. Run the machine until the lemon peel is finely chopped through the sugar.

Add the eggs, oil and salt and process until thick and smooth, then add the yoghurt and lemon juice and blend enough to mix. Add the flour after measuring it carefully by spooning it into a cup from the flour packet. Do not shake the cup to pack it down, and do not press it in.

Process just enough to combine the flour with the rest of the mixture. If you are mixing it in a bowl, grate all the coloured peel from the lemons, and beat it with the oil, eggs and sugar ingredients, in the same order as above. Pour the mixture into mini muffin tins. Bake at 180 C for 30 mins or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool before carefully turning out onto a rack.

prawnpatePrawn Pate

  • 250 cooked prawn meat
  • 50g butter
  • 60g cream cheese
  • 1tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 sml garlic clove
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • drop of tabasco sauce

Whiz together, season to taste, refrigerate.