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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

 

Stuffed Bell Peppers with Salad

I originally started this blog to make myself start eating healthy. I figured if I put interesting, student-abled food recipes on here, I would eat more healthy and interesting things!

Needless to say – I’ve¬†not been successful on the health factor… (I just love frying things too much!)

My flat mate came up with this amazing recipe, so I wanted to share it on my blog! Easy, healthy meal after a day of labs or tutorials! Dedicated to my beautiful flat mate who inspires me every day to eat healthy!

 

Ingredients:

  • Bell Peppers
  • Cous Cous
  • Mushrooms
  • Garlic Butter
  • Olive Oil
  • Halloumi Cheese

 

  • Mixed Leaves
  • Salad Dressing
  • Bell Peppers
  • Chicken Breast

 

Steps:

1) Preheat the oven to 180 C. Halve the bell peppers and rub with olive oil. Place halved bell peppers in oven.

 

Peppers before oven

Peppers in Oven 1

2) Prepare cous cous by mixing hot water/broth, and mixture (Realistically…. follow your packets instructions.)

Cous Cous with Fork

3) Chop the halloumi into small pieces and place in cous cous.

Cheese Chopped

Mixture

Mixture in Bowl 2

4) Cook the mushrooms in garlic butter on the stove; when finished, place in the cous cous. Mix the ingredients around.

Mushrooms

5) Take the bell peppers out the oven and stuff them. Put back in the oven for about 10 minutes – or until desired warmth. Longer you wait the better the halloumi will cook.

Peppers Stuffed in Oven

Stuffed Pepper Done Single

6) Prepare the side salad (up to your own discretion!) I did mixed leaves, bell peppers, and a lite french dressing.

Leaf Salad

7) When done, take out the oven.

8) Serve with side salad.

 

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Final

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!