Saturday, September 18, 2010

erica's blender pancakes

Erica made these for my family when we were visiting her this summer and they are not only delicious, but so easy for a from-scratch pancake. We love their texture and how they are a thinner pancake, not a big, fat cakey thing.
Erica's Blender Pancakes
1 1/4 cup milk
1 egg
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. sugar
1 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
Dump everything into the blender and blend until smooth. The batter will be really thin. Just pour it onto a heated griddle straight out of the blender. Cook them as you would any pancake, just keep a close eye on them because they brown up fast. I like to make the entire batch at once and just cover them to keep them warm until ready to serve.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

key lime tarts

Easiest and cutest dessert ever!!

Key Lime Tarts
from Our Best Bites

10 mini graham cracker crusts
5 egg yolks
1 14-oz. cann sweetened condensed milk
Around 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (take the time to juice them yourself, makes all the difference!)
2 drops green food coloring

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine egg yolks, milk and lime juice. Distribute evenly among crusts. Place full crusts on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven for 10-11 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature, then chill in the fridge until ready to serve. Before serving, add a dollop of sweetened whipped cream and maybe a fresh raspberry.

*You can bake this as a single large pie using a standard 9" graham cracker crust. Bake for 15 minutes.