ffwd – cinnamon-crunch chicken
When it came time to vote for our top food choices for September this was my number one pick. There was just something about the description of the sweet cinnamon and crunchiness that lured me in. But there must be something in the air that made this recipe fail. I couldn’t find the requested speculoos and settled for Simple Pleasure Spice Snaps…maybe that was my first mistake. The second being unable to locate the crème fraiche and settling for heavy cream, which Dorie says, is fine but no really. The third was using a small pan and having to cook the chicken in batches while the crushed cookies melted away to nothing in the cream mixture. When I mixed it all together a warm cinnamon smell did not waft up to greet me. It was kind of a non-smell and when I ate it was lacking the crunch or flavour. Was it the recipe or just me (probably me, I blame the change in temperature)? Will I try it again, not likely unless I come across this mystery speculoos. Until then I will be content finishing off the box of my spice snaps with a nice warm cup of tea. Take that cold weather.
PS – Check out You Get What You Gif to see me doing what I do best, eating! Ah reminds me of warmer times and amazing food.