Friday, March 23, 2012

Blueberry Pancakes

My daughter adores blueberries, and she loves everything bread-y, so I though she'd love these.  However, that was not the case, which is fine by me because I liked them, so more for me :)

I'm no pancake expert, but these seemed pretty light, fluffy and yummy to me.  Hopefully you'll enjoy them too!

- 1 1/4 cups flour (I did 1/2 cup of white whole wheat and 3/4 all-purpose white)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbs baking powder
- 1 1/4 tsp sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 tbs melted butter
- 1/2 cup blueberries (I used frozen)

- Sift the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder together.
- Beat the egg and mix in to the flour mixture, along with the milk, then butter then blueberries.
- Let it sit for 1 hour.
- Heat a little oil in a pan or griddle and scoop a spoonful of batter in.  Let it brown, then flip.  Remove when both sides have been browned and the batter is cooked through.
- Serve with syrup, butter or whatever other toppings you like.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Beef Enoki Rolls

This one is super quick and easy, but oh so yummy!!!  I definitely recommend giving this one a try.

- Thinly sliced beef (I used hotpot beef)
- Enoki mushrooms
- Mirin
- Soy sauce
- Sugar
- A splash of cooking wine (optional - I used sake)

- Mix the mirin, soy, sugar and wine.  It should be slightly sweet, but not overly sweet.
- Cut off the ends of the mushrooms and wash them.  
- Take one or two slices of beef (I used two, slightly overlapping each other) and wrap the mushrooms.
- Heat a pan with a bit of oil and lay the rolls in a single layer.
- Once one side has been cooked, flip them and add the sauce.
- After the meat and mushrooms are cooked through (it shouldn't take long at all since it's so thinly sliced), remove the rolls and set aside.  You don't want them to overcook.
- Cook down the sauce until it's a little syrupy and then pour it over the rolls.
- Serve immediately.