Spiced Chicken Skewers

IMG_8329These little chicken skewers are so moist and flavourful, that no dipping sauce is required, or wanted. Served with a trio of summer salads they make for a lovely al fresco meal. The meat is good served cold in a salad the next day for lunch, or using a smaller skewer, and threading on only one piece of chicken, they are great as an appetizer, year round. Continue reading

Mixed Baking Spice

IMG_6641 A spoonful of this, and a spoonful of that ~ usually we add many different spices to a baking recipe.  However, there are lots of times that adding a premixed spoonful will give you great results, with a bit of mystery that you wouldn’t get by mixing in two or three.  Speculoos/Speculaas cookies and biscuits are identified by a spice mix.  This same mix has moved its way into pastes and spreads.

This one is similar, and it can be used in any baking with apples and pears, beautifully, or anywhere you might use a pumpkin spice mix. I use it in bread puddings, fillings for sweet rolls, and in cookies.

The recipe doesn’t make too much, so it keeps fresh.  Give it a try the next time you go to grab a clatter of spices.  Continue reading