Buttermilk roast drumsticks

IMG_1985AI found this is very pleasingly good, very enjoyable. Children loves it and they will lick their fingers too then you will know that is really nice. I think this a summer food that you can enjoying sitting outdoor with your friends and the children. Once you have these drumstick pile up it going to look like a feast, effortlessly to prepare and the kids is going to love you for that.

  1. Place the chicken drumsticks in a large freezer bag, and add buttermilk and 60ml of oil.
  2. Add the bruised garlic cloves to the bag with the crushed peppercorns and salt.
  3. Sprinkle in the ground cumin and finally add the maple syrup, and then squish everything in the freezer bag around to mix the marinade and coat the chicken.
  4. Leave the buttermilk-marinated chicken in the fridge ideally overnight or our of the fridge for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour.
  5. Preheat the oven to 220ºC. Take the chicken pieces out of the bag, shaking off the excess marinade, and then arrange them in a roasting pan lined with aluminum foil.
  6. Drizzle over the 30ml remaining of oil, and then roast in the oven for about 30 minutes, or until brown, even scorched in parts, and juicily cooked through.

If you couldn’t find buttermilk you can use plain yogurt, the reason I add this ingredient is because it keeping the tender the meat. You may find I add maple syrup, it may sounds odd to have it, but it is simply to counter the tang of the buttermilk and it helps to bronze up the meat during the roasting, don’t worry the sweetness of the maple syrup it is not sweet, it sort gave bit of stickiness on the skin; by the time I finished the drumstick I felt like I am back to my childhood, I not even realized it until I licked my fingers. Oppps! That’s delicious.

Avelinettes, Chocolate Nutty Truffle

Chocolate Truffle
It’s a little late for valentine, but if you could wish to have valentine any day you like, you could, if you try this French nut truffle! It has all the walnut, hazelnut, almond flavour ground inside it, and the velvet-smooth truffle is coated with pure cocoa powder. Is perfect for an after dinner light snack, or you can serve as the sweet snack after dinner party when served with coffee, or even on it’s own as a special little treat.
When you bite it you will taste the rich deep flavour of the bitter cocoa powder that coats the truffle, then the romance comes with the sweetness of the sugar and the aroma of the nuts, it feels like someone came along to give you the most sweetest moment of life; just like your wishes of valentine that you could never had. This will definitely fulfill you more than anything else. Would you like to have a valentine right now?
These delicious hand-made truffles is indulgence treat for special occasion, or why not just treat yourself to a small quantity for those moments when you need cheering up!
Now I going to cheer you up by letting you do this at home.
  • 150g ground walnuts
  • 150g ground hazelnuts
  • 150g ground almonds
  • 450g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp coffee extract
  • 1 small egg white (optional)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder, sieved
  1. Place the walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, sugar and coffee extract in the mixing bowl, adding a little egg white if required. Otherwise adding water to combine.
  2. Shape pieces of the paste into little oval petits fours and roll them in the cocoa powder. Do not cook them. Serve in a little paper confectionery cases.