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Italian Lemon Cake

This Italian lemon pound cake is a recipe that I'd had my eye on for a long time. I finally made it back in April! I skipped adding frosting but if you visit the original recipe it'll tell you how to make it. The glaze needed a lot more lemon juice than the recipe called for. I used 5 tablespoons of lemon juice and it was still very thick. The cake itself isn’t very lemony so you really do need either the glaze or the frosting to bring the lemon flavour to this recipe. I'm not complaining though, it was still really delicious! Italian Lemon Cake Adapted from My Recipe Confessions Makes 1 Cake Ingredients For the Cake 3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 3 large eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup sour cream 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon vanilla For the Glaze 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 5+ tablespoons lemon juice Directions Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease and flour a bundt or cake p

Indian Tandoori Chicken

My first try at Indian cooking. The original recipe calls for food colouring but it doesn't do anything for the flavour so it's really not necessary. I won't be using it in the future. I've used both the George Foreman Grill and the barbecue to cook this. This recipe can also be used to make Butter Chicken.

The chicken in the photo above was cooked on the George Foreman
and I did include the food colouring in the recipe.

The chicken in this photo was cooked on the barbecue
and I did not include the food colouring in the recipe.

Indian Tandoori Chicken 
Original recipe from Allrecipes.com
Makes 4-6 servings

Ingredients
  • 2 pounds chicken, cut into large chunks
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 1/4 cups plain yogurt
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon yellow food colouring (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon red food colouring (optional)
Directions
  1. Mix yogurt, onion, garlic, ginger, garam masala, and cayenne pepper in a bowl until smooth. Stir in food colouring (if using). Add chicken chunks, mix to coat chicken then cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat the grill for about 10 minutes. When grill is hot, add chicken chunks and cook for about 6 minutes per side or until chicken is no longer pink inside. 
  3. Serve with basmati rice and yogurt.

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