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Friday, November 25, 2016

~Cook Up with donna hay magazine......Sticky ginger marmalade Chicken~

Another delicious Cook Up has happened from donna hay magazine Issue 88 Aug/Sep 2016
These are really getting really too far between now but I'm determined to catch up!!!

Menu -  Sticky Ginger Marmalade Chicken Stir Fry
accompanied by Zucchini and a Cucumber Salad with aThai Dressing
 Chocolate and Maple Banana Cake

First up  I started the Dessert Cake preparation 
I even made my own Dulce De Leche instead of purchasing it but come to think of it I have never seen it available in our small coastal town

Recipe for Homemade Dulce De Leche by Donna Hay available here and also above blog in Pages

Condensed Milk ready to go into oven covered by foil and in a Water Bath
I don't think I left mine in long enough due to the paler colour and thickness of it compared to  Donna's but in any case it was still delicious
Also a bit hard to check as it was covered by baking paper, foil and string

As you can see Donna's version is really dark and quite thick
The Dulce De Leche is sitting atop Chocolate Ganache

My version all bottled and ready to use whenever called for

To our surprise we have successfully grown Ginger so this was used for garnishing the meal

All accompanied by Zucchini

and a Cucumber Salad with a Thai Dressing (home made) just to give it that little edge

I used Home Made Marmalade from my local Farmer's Market and boy was this so different to a commercial marmalade........the Citrus flavour was strong and I really enjoy that!!!

Above and below.......just a few versions of my Cake

And the best's all Gluten Free!!!

Bon Appetit and have a great weekend......Dzintra


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

It's amazing to think that this decadent and gorgeous cake is gluten free! Well done dearest Dzintra, and leche dulce is very near and dear to my heart; my mum used to make it as we are Mexican American and that luscious sweet is HUGE in our cuisine!

Wishing you a glorious time leading up to the season of Christmas!

KimM said...

Wow! Does that ever look good!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dzintra wow it all looks amazing and yummy,well done my friend xx

RitaGri said...

Skaisti, gardi, veselīgi!

Jenny said...

wow looks great. Can you come and cook for me???

Rachaeldaisy said...

Yum!!! It's great that you keep up your tradition of cooking the Donna Hay meals. They always look so delicious!

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