Showing posts from March, 2015

Yoghurt banana muffins

Banana bread and cake is a favourite of mine. Not too sweet, moist and can be considered part of the fruit food group (kind of).   This yoghurt banana muffin recipe was inspired by a banana cake recipe on but it’s a little naughtier. I increased the sugar slightly, added honey, used butter instead of margarine, replaced some of the milk with yoghurt and decreased the number of bananas. Then I turned them into muffins, instead of a cake. Ok so I made a few amendments, but I wanted to give credit where credit is due. This is a quick and easy muffin recipe perfect for morning or afternoon tea with a coffee or cup of tea. Or if you are Mr Bball, a homebrewed beer.   Yoghurt banana muffins: Ingredients: 150g butter 150g white sugar 2 eggs ½ teaspoon vanilla essence 2 ripe bananas mashed (or one large one) 1 teaspoon of baking soda ¼ cup of milk 3 tablespoon of yoghurt 1 tablespoon of honey 2 cups plain flour 1 heaped teaspoon of baking powd

Pulled lamb yiros with tzatziki

My brother and sister-in-law got us a slow cooker for Christmas. As soon as I unwrapped it, I knew it was pulled meat time. Pulled pork, pulled beef, pulled chicken and of course pulled lamb. I’ve always been a little scared of cooking red meat – nervous about how easy it is to overcook. However after years of bragging about how good Greek food is, I had to deliver when having a few friends over for a Greek dinner party. I consider chicken yiros one of my specialities – it’s easy, light and delicious. However I was dying to try cooking a leg of lamb for the first time. So after being inspired by Kevin from Closet Cooking I ventured into new territory. Thanks Kevin for sharing your amazing lamb recipe! I made a few changes to Kevin’s recipe – more garlic (I love garlic), added some veggies plus I used Nostimini, a Greek spice mix.   Pulled lamb yiros: Pulled lamb Greek pita bread Tzatziki Lettuce Tomato Onion (I grill mine – raw is fine if you like raw onion). Lamb: