Saturday, 23 June 2012

golden glaze

this is a super easy, super delicious baste/glaze/sauce you can whizz up at home and use to tart up any number of otherwise-dull dinner options. i personally prefer it on the bird, as it's quite sweet and works well with the flavours of chicken. the quantities below should yield enough glaze for a small chicken.

things you will need:

1/4 of a cup of olive oil
1/2 a cup of golden syrup
juice of half a lemon
pinch of sea salt
2-3 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped
1/2 red chilli, de-seeded
2-3 teaspoons of cumin

what you will need to do:

place all the aforementioned ingredients into a small food processor and blast for about 30 seconds. taste to ensure the flavours are balanced; if it's a bit olive oily, add in a little extra squeeze of lemon juice. otherwise, it's ready to go.

use this glaze to jazz up chicken maryland pieces or when roasting pumpkin.

note: the golden syrup will caramelise pretty quickly in a hot oven, so be sure to keep checking on your roasting bird/plant to ensure it doesn't burn!


  1. another very clever idea I will use! love the idea of coating a pumpkin with that glaze.

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  3. thanks for the comment alena! glad you're enjoying my little ramblings and hope to see you here again soon! :)