Saturday, 18 December 2010

christmas yummies three and giveaway winners!

Hello all! Once again I have been a bad blogger and keep disappearing! But with my holiday hampers I just haven't been out of my kitchen!

Today is the day I pick out the winners of my crafty giveaway from my lovely hat :) and I am very pleased to announce that the three winners are......

I shall be messaging you ladies to get your addresses and will be posting on tuesday!

Today is also due for another yummy recipe! So far I can honestly say my nougart attempt was an utter disaster! But the chutney went very well :) And I have also made this recipe too which is very easy and VERY yummy!

Chicken Liver Pate

You will need......
220g/8oz butter
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
450g/1lb chicken livers, trimmed and cut in half
1 tbsp brandy
1tsp mustard powder
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 bay leaf, to garnish
2-3 fresh cranberries, to garnish

1. Melt 110g/4oz of the butter in a pan over a medium heat, then add the onion and fry until softened, but not coloured

2.Add the garlic and chicken livers and fry the livers until golden-brown all over and cooked through. Add the brandy and mustard powder and season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

3.Place the liver mixture and 55g/2oz of the remaining butter into a food processor and blend until smooth. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

4.Transfer the pâté into a serving ramekin or small dish and decorate with a couple of cranberries and a bay leaf.

5.Melt the remaining 55g/2oz of butter in a clean pan. Skim off the froth and pour the butter over the pâté. Transfer to the fridge to chill, then serve from the ramekin when ready.

(I have taken photo's of my Pate but unfortunately my camera cable is missing! photo's will follow shortly :) )


home made gorgeous said...

This looks like a great recipe, thanks for sharing! I LOVE those reindeer biscuits, they are so so cute! Sarah x

Rebecca said...

I tried that Cranberry Chutney yesterday (with a few tiny variations) and it is so yum! I've jarred it and think I'll gift some :)

Those cookies are too cute ^_^

Amy said...

yum, I love pate. It's my favourite starter in the world. Love the reindeers too x

Kelly said...

I love pate, might have a go at this one after the baby is born and I'm allowed it again!!
Hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you a fantastic New Year!!

LaaLaa said...

Hi Ness, don't forget to email me your Birthday swap questionnaire as today is the cut off. xx

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