Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Gran's Chicken Undergoes Modern Makeover for Visit

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Gran's Chicken Undergoes Modern Makeover for Visit

Article excerpt

THE garden certainly enjoyed that beaut drop of rain on Tuesday. Actually I did too: it was nice to have a lie in with the rain beating down on the tin roof. However, I'm glad it seems to be over for the time being as I have cousins from Melbourne coming. For my visitors I'm making our grandmother's chicken and here's the recipe:

Grandma's Chicken:

2 tablespoons oil

1 large brown onion sliced thickly

2 cloves garlic, crushed

4 chicken thigh cutlets, 4 drumsticks

4 sprigs fresh rosemary

4 med potatoes chopped coarsely

2 med tomatoes, chopped

1/2 cup chicken stock

150g button mushrooms, halved

4 bacon rashers, chopped coarsely

1/2 cup kalamata black olives.

Method: Heat oil in large flameproof baking dish, cook onion and garlic stirring until onion is soft. Add chicken and cook until just browned all over. Add rosemary, potato, tomato and stock. Bake, uncovered in hot (200deg) oven for one hour then stir in the mushrooms, bacon and olives. Turn oven down to 180deg and bake another 20-30 minutes until chicken is tender.

Of course grandma used dripping instead of oil and there was no garlic or olives in it but it has been adapted slightly over the years and it continues to improve with each generation.

And for dessert or afternoon tea here's my "posh" cake which is made with a packet cake mix and tarted up to please the most discerning diner.

Posh Ricotta Cake

370g packet chocolate cake mix

185g ricotta cheese

1/4 cup caster sugar

2 tablespoons Grand Marnier

30g glace ginger, chopped finely

30g glace cherries, chopped finely

30g dark chocolate, chopped finely

90g flaked almonds, toasted.

Syrup: 2 tablespoons caster sugar; 1/3 cup water; 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier

Icing: 1/4 cup caster sugar; 1/3 cup water; 125g butter; 90g dark chocolate melted. …

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