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American Pancakes #homemade #southernstyle

It has, without doubt, been way too long since I posted something! I promised myself twice a week – no go already!

I wanted to dedicate this to a few people: (1) my friends who have endured my horrific pancakes trails, (2) all my british followers who rarey get to experience american style pancakes, (3) myself Рbecause sometimes you just need some real comfort food!

I was shocked when I moved to the UK that pancakes were like crepes and came with lemon and sugar – not MAPLE SYRUP! While I do enjoy a good british pancake…. these fluffy american pancakes hit the spot when you’re having a rough time.

It’s a simple recipe – definitely the best one yet – even the flat mates approved!

30 minutes – serves about 3 people! I would recommend serving with some scrambled eggs and bacon ūüėÄ

Ingredients:

  • 135 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder (this ingredient is key!)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs caster sugar
  • 130 ml milk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 tsp melted butter
  • Serving ingredients: nutella, syrup, lemon + sugar, etc!
  • Feel free to add some vanilla extract to the mix to make them a little sweeter!

Steps:

1) Pour sifted flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl.

Flour, Powder, Sugar, etc

2) In separate bowl whisk milk, egg, and melted butter.

Eggs, milk, butter

3) Pour the milk-y mixture into the flour bowl and whisk until lump free.  Let set for a few minutes.

Mixing

Pancake Mixture

4) Heat a non stick pan on medium-low heat (depends on stove…. sometimes medium is good! Just be careful its not too hot or it cooks the outside and not the inside before burning!)

5) In non stick pan melt a slice of butter or use cooking spray.

Butter in pan

6) Add batter, usually abut two spoonfuls or one big scoop. The batter should seem thick. Wait until bottom cooks, then flip over. Bottom will be cooked when the batter starts to bubble on top.

Pancakes Uncooked in Pan

Pancakes in Pan

 

 

7) Make sure both sides are golden brown – or in my case, slightly dark brown due to my terrible student pan! You ideally want the pancake to be about a cm thick!

Pancakes Close Up

8) Serve with syrup for a  classic pancake Рbut nutella, lemon and sugar, and other ingredients will do as well!

Toppings

Pancakes

Pancakes Fiona

 

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Spinach Dip #studentstyle

Spinach dips have always been one of my favorite snacks. These easy dips are fairly healthy (if used with the right ingredients) and provide a cheap party solution if you’re having friends over.

Every monday my flat mates and I host a painfully awkward Made in Chelsea Party where we provide some beautiful snacks, drinks, and over all (cheap) fun. #studentlife

Here is my take on a spinach dip (ultimately, it’s like a normal dip minus the water chestnuts… because fishing villages don’t sell those!)

Ingredients:

20 ounces of spinach (defrosted and drained) (600 g)

1 cup of cottage cheese (light) (300 g)

1 cup of Mayo (light) (300 g)

2 cups of 0% Greek Yoghurt (600 g)

3 Gloves garlic

2 Onions

1 can of water chest nuts (optional)

Steps:

1. Fry up onions until lightly golden brown. Add garlic when onions are done.

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2. Meanwhile, mix together yoghurt, cottage cheese, and mayo. Add in onion and garlic mixture once cooled.

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3. In  food processor, add spinach, yoghurt, cottage cheese, mayo, onion and garlic mixture. Process for about 15-20 seconds, unti smooth (or until desired texture).

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4. In bowl, add in water chestnuts if dedired.

5. Cut off top of bread and take out inside of bread bowl.

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6. OPTIONAL: Warm up spinach dip.

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6. Poor mixture into bread bowl.

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7. Serve hot or cold.

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I served with some crisps and toasted bread from the inside of the bead bowls!

ENJOY!

Fried Brie and Cranberry Snack

Snacks have always been my favorite thing. Whether its sweet or savory, snacks dominate a students life during deadline season. I convinced myself to make this a healthy blog  and certainly feel the irony of making my first post about fried food!

… but that’s just the south within me! When in doubt and feeling down due to studying, its all about the comfort food.

Enjoy my take on fried brie (or camembert!)

Ingredients: 

1 egg

1 slice of brie

breadcrumbs

pepper

vegetable oil

cranberry sauce

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Steps: 

1. Cut off the rind of the brie.

2. Roll the brie in small balls.

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3. Heat pan of vegetable oil, about 1in deep.

4. In a bowl crack and egg and beat the yoke.

5. In another bowl 200g of breadcrumbs with desired black pepper to taste.

6. Dip the brie ball in the egg, then roll the brief ball in the bread crumbs and pepper mix.

7. Re-dip the brie ball in the egg, and a second time roll the ball in the breadcrumbs and pepper mix.

8. Pul the coated brie ball in the oil, cooking for only 1 minute on each side.

9. Serve immediately with cranberry sauce. For a good homemade cranberry sauce recipe, click here.

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