Cheat Meal – Giant Peanut Butter Cup

It’s Weekend!!!!! That means ….I’m baking. For my weekend cheat meal I made a Giant Peanut Butter Cup that I saw online.

Its pretty easy to make and you can eat it within 3 hours.

It might not be a Reese’s peanut butter cup but its a close imitation. If I made it again I would probably add more sugar and a little less butter because for me it was too buttery.

INGREDIENTS

4 cups milk chocolate chips, divided

2 cups creamy peanut butter

2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

½ cup butter, softened

First you place half of the chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl and melt the chocolate in 30 seconds intervals stirring the chocolate during each interval. Then pour it into a pie dish making sure to cover the whole dish including the sides. Put it in the refrigerator for 1 hour. I popped it in the ice box and it took less than an hour.
For the filling mix the butter, peanut butter and icing sugar together until thoroughly mixed then scoop it into the chocolate shell. Melt the rest of the chocolate chips the same way you in the microwave then scoop it over the peanut butter filling and smooth it. Refrigerate for an hour. Cut into pieces and serve

My chocolate was too thick so when I cut the pie it broke into 2. Admittedly one pie is too big for me and my husband so we cut it into 4 pieces and froze it.

Paleo Chicken Fingers

Once upon a time I went paleo for a while and discovered a few great recipe’s One of my absolute favourites are Paleo Chicken Fingers. Its a basic coated chicken finger with some honey, olive oil, spices and almond flour. Its really easy to make. You simply pop it in the oven and within 30 minutes its ready to munch

These chicken fingers are garlicky sweet with a pinch of pepper and super filling. They also tend to melt in your mouth, having the coating makes them nice and tender. My husband absolutely loves it. You can make them on their own as a snack or add some sweet potato chips or other vegetables.

You need some olive oil and honey to dip the chicken in, then mix almond flour and garlic pepper together. First you dip the chicken fingers in the honey oil mixture and then pop it in the flour mixture until coated thoroughly. Place it on a baking tray and bake in the oven at 150 degrees for 30 minutes. The oil in the mixture will crisp the almonds.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3-4 chicken breasts cut into strips.
  • 1 Cup Almond flour
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt, garlic pepper, paprika

Mix the almond flour,salt, garlic pepper and  paprika in a bowl. Mix the Honey and Olive oil in a separate bowl.

Dip the chicken strips in the honey mixture. When covered dip it in the dry mixture. Cover well. Lay the covered chicken pieces in a baking dish and bake until golden brown or until well done. ( 30 minutes at 150 degrees)

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Bombay Brau- Haeundae Review

A few weeks ago we went to Busan City in South Korea for Chuseok ( Korean Thanksgiving). We always love going to Busan over the holidays because its close to where my brother lives and we usually get to visit the ocean.

We usually go to Haeundae because we once read that it was a great place to visit. There are always a lot of great western and foreign restaurants. One of these restaurants is Bombay Brau. It’s an Indian restaurant that sells THE BEST curry. If you’ve ever had the shop bought curry here in Korea you’ll know that its not all that. But this place has the best curry for sure!!

We’ve been there twice and will definitely visit them again. Their prices are reasonable at around 14,000 Korean won ($14). We usually take the Butter chicken with garlic naan but my brother has eaten lamb curry there and it’s just as good. They also have a variety of their own custom beer that you should definitely try.

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Source: bombaybrau.com

Bombay Brau is a franchise and they have restaurants all over Korea

Prices ( roughly)

Curries 14,000 won

Naan 2,500 Won

Contact Details

  • Haeundae 해운대, Haeundae Branch
    해운대점
  • 2f, 1321 Beonji, Woo-Dong, Haeundae-Gu, Busan T.051-747-3855 부산 해운대구 우동 1321번지 2층 Opening Time:11AM till 10PM. 영업시간:오전11시~오후10시

Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

This past week has been a real chocolate covered week for me… and not just figuratively. At one stage I was covered in cocoa powder and my socks drenched in chocolate. Now this might seem strange but I accidentally spilled some of my chocolate cookie dough on the floor, and in an attempt to clean it up, got it all over my socks 😦

I was planning on making Mini lava cakes over the weekend and since I had all the ingredients already I decided to try out some of Sally’s Fudgy Chocolate Brownies. They’re quite easy to make and super delicious. They are crunchy on the outside and soft, fudgy and chocolatey on the inside. Similar to these cookies here. It creates a real chocolate explosion in your mouth. I only have small baking pans so I made 2 pans and managed to get 18 brownies from the recipe.

I’ve heard people say that if you are a true baker you don’t need a recipe but I find that if I don’t follow the recipe it doesn’t come out the way it is supposed to. For me, leaving out 10 grams can mean the difference between perfection and disaster.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup (12 Tbsp; 175g) unsalted butter
  • one 4 ounce (113g) semi-sweet chocolate bar, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups (400g) granulated sugar2
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (95g) unsweetened natural or dutch-process cocoa powder3
  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/4 cups (225g) semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to  350°F (177°C) and grease a 9×13 inch pan.

Heat the chopped chocolate and butter in the microwave in 30 second segments. Stir in between until it is soft and all the chocolate has melted. Mix in the sugar until combined then add the eggs and the vanilla extract.

In a separate bowl whisk together the cocoa powder, flour and salt. Then add the dry ingredients to the chocolate mixture. Add the remaining chocolate chips..

Transfer to the baking pan and spread the mixture evenly. Bake for 30 minutes. Check whether the brownies are done by inserting a toothpick into the brownies. If the batter is still wet, bake it for another 5-10 minutes. If only a few wet crumbs come out, then your brownies are done.

Remove the pan from the oven and set on a wire rack to cool. Once cooled, cut into squares.

Check out my post later this week to see how my Mini Lava Cakes turned out 🙂

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Curried bunny-Chow

I’m so exited to share this recipe with you. When I was living in South Africa I wasn’t really a fan of rice dishes so this recipe was perfect for me. Instead of rice you have bread as a carb base.

This curry dish can be made with either chicken, beef or lamb. This particular one was lamb and personally I prefer lamb curry because the meat isn’t as dry as the chicken or beef. Its a basic curry recipe but instead of the rice you’ll use bread. The bread is cut into 4 equal sized squares, then cut out the soft bread on the inside and save it for later. This is a must try recipe and its super delicious.

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Bunny Chow ( Serves 4)

INGREDIENTS
  • 1kg lamb pieces
  • Little oil to cover base of pot
  • 2 large cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 green cardamoms
  • 4 cloves
  • A sprig of curry leaves
  • 1 tsp crushed green chillies
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 2 tbs crushed ginger and garlic mix
  •  3 level tsp medium chilli powder
  • 2 tsp dhania-jeeru powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbs vinegar (your choice on type) I normally use white vinegar
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tomatoes, blended
  • 5 small to medium potatoes, quartered
  • chopped fresh coriander
  • salt to taste

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Heat the oil in a pan. Add the cinnamon, fennel, bay leafs, cardamoms curry leaves and cloves. Then add the chillies, onions, turmeric, ginger and crushed garlic, Braise the mixture for about 4-5 minutes.

Then add the chilli powder, dhania-jeeru and garam masala. Add the vinigar and sugar and mix the mixture well. Then add the meat and stir until all the meat is covered with the spices. Braise the meat until a little browned. Then add the potatoes.

Cut a loaf of bread into 4 equal parts. Cut out the centre of the bread square to form a bread ‘bowl’

Cook on a medium heat until the potatoes are almost fully cooked. Remember to check the mixture often and add water so that it doesn’t burn out.When potatoes are about 3/4 cooked  add the tomatoes . Once the potatoes are cooked you can add the coriander. Add salt to taste. Scoop the mixture into the bread ‘bowl’ and enjoy.

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