Sunday, 27 September 2015

Comfy Sunday dinner....Roasted chicken and berry crumble

This weekend was rather quite, as all three of us somehow catched a cold. There was not much activities for the last couple of days. We took it easy, slept a lot and spoiled ourselves with good food. Yes, yes...even when I am not at my best, I always make sure we have something nice to eat....actually especially when we are not feeling well, the food should be delicious....

On the contrary to many other people, I always can eat when I am sick...it might come from my childhood, as any time I would get sick my mom would always spoil me with something delicious, my favourite dish or so, just to make me eat something. You probably all remember your mothers words by saying that especially when you are sick it is very important to eat....

So here we are. Roasted chicken with butter vegetables and berry crumble for dessert. Comfy, delicious exactly what you would like to have when you are not feeling so fit. All pretty easy to prepare, so you do not have to spend hours in the kitchen and can return ASAP to your sofa with all the pillows and blankets......and don´t forget tea and the candles!!!


Roasted chicken with garlic-herbs and yogurt
  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 gloves garlic
  • handful of fresh herbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter (softened)
  • 3-4 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 2-3 lemons
  • salt, pepper
Preheat the oven to 200 C (use grill function if available). Wash the chicken and tap it dry. Chop the shallots, garlic and herbs. In a bowl mix together butter, yogurt, herbs, shallots, garlic and zest of a lemon. Rub the chicken with the yogurt sauce, cut a lemon in quaters and fill the inside. Lay the chicken on a roasting dish and put it into the oven. Roast for 1-1,5 hours (depending on how big your chicken is). Cover it with alufoil halfway through if it starts to get too dark, Take it out of the oven and let the chicken rest for at least 20 min, before serving. Serve it with any veggies you like.
  • carrots
  • broccoli
  • butter
  • salt
Cut the carrots and broccoli to equal sizes. Blanch it for some minutes (bit longer for carrots), take them out of the hot water, put them in a pan with some butter, season with some salt and cook for a minute or so.



Berry crumble
  • 3-4 handful berries (frozen work very good too)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 0,5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 60-70 g butter
Preheat the oven to 180 C. Wash the berries, if you are using fresh once, dry them. Spread the berries over the baking dish. In a bowl mix together sugar, flour, baking powder and butter, till dough crumbles start to form....Top the berries with the crumbles and bake it for 25-30 minutes...till golden brown. Serve it with some vanilla ice cream....




Enjoy!

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