Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Nutella and Banana Crepes

Second post within a week! I feel quite accomplished. So, tonight I was craving something sweet after dinner. Since I've been making my way through my nutella jar at a rapid rate. That stuff is addicting! Here's a dessert that incorporates nutella and bananas and is super easy and quick to make. Delicious!

3/4 cup white flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup whole milk
1 tablespoon melted butter

Filling suggestions:
Sliced fruit (bananas and strawberries are fantastic)
Whipped cream

Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth. Heat a small non-stick sauté pan over medium heat. Pour about 1/4 cup batter. Swirl the batter around in the pan. Once set (about two minutes), flip and cook about a minute. Remove from heat. Place filling in the middle of the crepe and roll. Serve while hot.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Spinach and Mushroom Quiche

Yesterday, I celebrated the 4th of July as most Americans do...at a BBQ. It was mentioned that I haven't posted to this blog in quite some time (about a year). So, I thought I would try to become more consistent with posting and get back in the kitchen creating new dishes. I have been recycling some favorites (such as the Crepe Cake for the BBQ). This morning, I made a spinach and mushroom quiche. Note, this recipe is for a 6-inch baking dish. If you have a regular pie dish, double the amounts.

1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup cold water
2 pinches of salt

Combine the above ingredients and roll out. Place in your baking dish (no need for baking spray). Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup fresh spinach
2 tablespoons chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped mushrooms
3 medium eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup cheddar cheese
1/4 cup muenster cheese

In a small sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the spinach, onion, and mushroom. Sauté until the onion is soft. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk the eggs and milk together. Add the cheeses and spinach mixture. Pour into the baking dish. Cook at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees and continue to cook until almost firm, about 10 more minutes.