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.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fish Nuggets

First off, sorry for the lack of posts lately, but baby #2 came along and this blog got neglected.

And just because baby #2 is here, that doesn't mean baby #1 doesn't have to eat :)  Here's a quick and easy fish nugget that I made for her.  You can make it out of chicken too.

- Fish (I used tilapia)
- Egg
- Flour
- Seasoning Salt
- Panko crumbs

- Cut the fish into bite sized chunks.
- In a shallow bowl or plate, sprinkle some seasoning salt into the flour and mix.
- Scramble an egg in another shallow bowl or plate.
- Place panko crumbs in a third shallow bowl or plate.
- Dust the fish in a thin layer of flour, patting off the excess.
- Dunk the flour-coated fish in the egg.
- Cover the fish with panko crumbs and set aside on a foil lined baking pan.
- Repeat for each piece of fish.
- Toss it in a 350 degree oven until the fish is cooked through (I put them in for 25 minutes or so).
- Serve plain or with a dipping sauce.