Friday, November 28, 2008

Spicy Yoghurt Roast Chicken

The colour of this chicken when roasted was just amazing. I got the idea for this combination of herbs and spices from the November issue of Taste magazine. We thoroughly enjoyed the flavours.

I prefer to use the rotisserie to roast the chicken since it is by far the easiest with the least amount of handling.

Spicy yoghurt rotisserie chicken drumstick

1.1 kg chicken

100ml low fat greek yoghurt
1½ Tbsp lemon juice
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp chilli powder

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Blueberry Low Fat Yoghurt Ice Cream

In a magazine poll, the ice cream maker was rated as one of the most useless item in the kitchen. We beg to differ. We love our ice cream maker and is one of our most used gadgets. It doesn't get much of a chance to sit in a corner gathering dust.

Since this frozen dessert is something we eat everyday, I prefer to make the healthy low fat variety, something we can enjoy without too much guilt. The health benefits of eating yoghurt is innumerable. Combined with blueberry it is even better as blueberry is a superfood packed with antioxidants. I prefer using greek yoghurt as it makes a creamier ice cream.

A very easy ice cream to make as all the ingredients are just tipped straight into a blender. No slaving over the stove to make the custard.

Blueberry greek yogurt ice cream
Makes 1 litre

50gm frozen blueberry
80gm sugar
600ml low fat greek yoghurt
75ml cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 Tbsp vodka
2 Tbsp sultanas (optional)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Homemade Low Fat Greek Yoghurt

Since I had no trouble making yoghurt out of Easiyo sachets, I had assumed I would have no trouble making it from scratch. How wrong I was !! It took me 3 months of trial and error before I succeeded. At first I blamed the cold weather. It was afterall the start of winter when I began trialling this. Just as I was about to give up, I got my first container of the most perfect thick and custard-like yoghurt. Ever since then I had not made a dud batch.

I use the Easiyo yoghurt maker which makes the incubation process much easier. All it takes is only 5 minutes preparation time. I find this greek yoghurt has hardly any whey. It makes the most delicious yoghurt ice cream.

Low fat greek yogurt

600ml low fat milk (light blue top)
2 Tbsp low fat milk powder
1 Tbsp whole milk powder
2 Tbsp low fat greek yoghurt starter (frozen)

1. Pour the milk into the yoghurt container. Heat milk in the microwave for 3 minutes (650W) until you see little bubbles on the side. Stick a clean finger in to test, it should be hot but not hot enough to burn your finger.

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