Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bite-Sized Fun

Chicken Rouland
brought to you by NTUC FairPrice

FairPrice Chicken Cocktail sausages are tasty and fun eats for the young and young at heart


As a kid, eating pigs-in-a-blanket thrilled me to bits. A pork sausage wrapped in a fluffy pancake, drizzled with maple syrup — what a wonderful dish, with a cute name, too!

Since then, I’ve found it hard to resist those little cocktail sausages that keep showing up at house parties, no matter what my age.

Some people skewer them into pineapples, some tuck them between mini hotdog buns, while others throw them into spicy devil curry.

And really, what’s not to like?

The FairPrice Chicken Cocktail sausages are tasty and trans-fat free, and they are easy and quick to prepare, whether you boil, steam or sauté them.

They are also ideal at children’s parties — one bite and it’s gone; no fuss, no mess.

These chicks-in-a-blanket have been gilded slightly with string and parchment, but if that’s too fiddly for you, just serve the pancakes on one plate and the chicken cocktails on another.

Then tell your children that the fun is in assembling it themselves!

You can make your own pancakes with the recipe that follows, or buy some ready-made mini pancakes from the frozen section, which — let’s be honest — makes life that much easier.

FairPrice Chicken Cocktail 500g ($3.95) is available from all FairPrice supermarkets.

Chicks in a blanket
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1/4 sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 packet FairPrice Chicken Cocktail
  • butter for greasing
  1. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a mixing bowl.
  2. Make a well in the centre of this mixture.
  3. In another bowl, mix the eggs, buttermilk and melted butter. Pour this mixture into the well and stir by hand until the batter is evenly moistened.
  4. You can now use this pancake batter or store it for up to 12 hours in the fridge.
  5. To cook chicken cocktails, place in a pot of boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  6. To make pancakes, grease a non-stick skillet with a bit of butter. Heat skillet over medium heat.
  7. Pour a small amount of pancake batter onto the skillet to form a small circle. Cook for five minutes or until small bubbles start to appear and pop on the surface.
  8. Flip pancake and cook on the other side for a further five minutes or until golden brown. Repeat with the rest of the batter.
  9. To assemble, wrap each sausage in a pancake and serve.

From TODAY, Food - Thursday, 18-March-2010

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