Recipes

Did the hereunder recipes and came really delicious so thought of sharing them out with you.

Creamy Chicken with Spaghetti
2 Sliced Chicken breasts
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
250gr cream cheese
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 chicken stock cube
1 cup water
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
40 gr butter
spinach spaghetti ( even normal is fine)
Combine chicken, paprika and pepper in a bowl; mix well. Blend or process cheeses, stock, water & herbs till almost smooth. Heat butter in pan cook chicken then add cheese mixture and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Add pasta to boiling water cook till tender & serve with creamy chicken.
Strawberry Meringue pie

pastry for single crust pie
2/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoon corn flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
3 beaten egg yolks
2 tablesppon butter
10 oz sliced strawberries ( 3 boxes)
4 teaspoon cornflour
Meringue for pie

Pastry: 11/4 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/3 cup shortening/lard, cold water

Stir flour & salt, then cut in shortening till they come like small peas. Sprinkle a bit of water and toss with a fork; repeat till all is moistened. Form dough into a ball and on a lightly floured surface flatten it with your hands and open rolling from centre to edge. Ease pastry into pie plate (9in.). Prick the sides & bottom with a fork and bake in 450 degrees oven for 12 minutes. Let it cool.

Pie filling method: In a saucepan combine sugar, 3 tbs cornflour & salt. Stir in milk and cook stirring constantly over medium heat till thickened and bubbly. stir 2 more mins. Take a cup of this mixture and add it to yolks then return to pan and gently boil for another 2 mins. Remove from heat stir in butter and vanilla and pour into cooled (don’t worry if its not mine wasn’t and came great) pastry shell and cover surface (surface touching the waxed paper or plastic wrap)and leave to cool. Meanwhile, combine strawberries & remaining cornflour cook stirring constantly till thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat and again cover and leave to cool. Then spread cooled strawberries on top of the pastry with cream and top it up with meringue. Bake for 12 mins or till meringue is set and golden.

Meringue: 3 egg whites, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar (you can use baking powder if you don’t have it) & 6 tablespoon sugar.

Combine ingredients apart for sugar, add sugar gradually a tablespoon at a time and beat on high speed in mixer about 4 mins or till stiff peaks form.


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