From the Den Kitchen

This week I’ve been doing lots of baking and trying out new to us recipes.

I was given a German Friendship cake starter from mum. Hmmm delish

If you don’t know anyone who has a ‘plant’ going you can always create your own starter and then get ready to create a list of friends who bake 😉 On the upside this cake freezes really well so you can just make and freeze your cake. I’m keeping mine going and plan to try different variations each time I make it. So far we’ve had plain, next time I’m thinking of adding raspberries.

We gave Peppermint slice a go and I made the Mars Bar surprise slice from the $21 Challenge book (I love this recipe). Then we made Choc Mint swirl biscuits.

The recipe was on Facebook so I have no idea where it comes from originally

One of our favourite meals this week was French Onion Chicken Drumsticks. The recipe is for the slow cooker but can be done successfully in the oven. Put in a lidded casserole dish in a 160C oven for 2 hours. Onto the recipe…

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tin (400g) chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 pkt (40g) French onion soup mix
  • 8 chicken drumsticks

Lightly brown drumsticks in a frypan with half the oil. Place the drumsticks in the slow cooker.
Add remaining oil to frypan, fry onion until transparent.
Remove from heat and add soy sauce, soup mix, tomatoes and water. Stir to combine.
Pour the sauce over the drumsticks until coated. Cook on low for 8 hours.
We served ours with some steamed rice and vegies.

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