Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Swedish Pancakes (R&D Kitchen)

Swedish Pancakes 

M - You can find me at the Original Pancake House quit often. 9 times out of 10 I order the "Swedish Pancakes" (commonly known as crepes in other establishments). Instead of spending $8.50 + tax +a tip, I can make it at home for pennies on the dollar. 
W -  If they aren't filled with raspberry jam, they have no place on my plate. Ill provide you with a spot on recipe below! 

Super easy and super delicious.

Swedish Pancakes 
1 cup of flour
1/4 cup of sugar
2 pinches of salt
1 cup of milk
4 eggs
1-2 tablespoons of melted butter

Mix and combine dry ingredients in a small bowl. Combine milk and eggs in large bowl. Once combined, slowly whisk in dry ingredients. Add butter and with an electric mix beat until smooth.

Heat medium lightly buttered skillet to medium high and add 1/3 cup of batter. Immediately twirl pan to spread evenly in a perfect circle across the bottom. Once the middle of the crepe has bubbled and the edges begin to become a golden brown flip to cook other side. Check until you receive a light golden brown on both sides and transfer to a serving plate.

Raspberry Jam
Serve with your favorite fruit, butter, sugar, jam, nutella, or they can be stuffed with savory ingredients if desired. Below I've provided you with a killer Raspberry Jam recipe. 

Use a very large pot.
When the jam reaches a full rolling boil it will double in volume.
Heat mashed berries until they reach a full rolling boil.
Boil 2 minutes.
Add sugar.
Stir well.
Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, boil for 2 minutes.
Remove from heat.
Beat with rotary beater for 4 minutes
Pour in sterilized jars and seal.
Chop City, the Untold Story.

Olive Garden Cheese Burger

Our initial impression upon first bite was that the burger was bland. The meat itself did not seem to have any seasoning. As we continued to eat, we began to taste the garlic aioli, which had the consistency of olive oil rather than mayonnaise. 
The prosciutto provided the burger with a nice crunch, but lacked the saltiness that usually makes the cured meat so enjoyable. Here's what the toppings looked like: 

Overall, the Olive Garden burger wasn't bad. But we don't think it's good enough to threaten competitors like T.G.I. Friday's, Red Robin, and Applebee's. 
Burger fans will probably continue to frequent more traditional burger joints. Meanwhile, Olive Garden fans can come for the breadsticks. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Reams in Magna is delivering a playful and delicious hotdog doughnut. Trust me people, its delicious. They also have a hamburger doughnut. The patty is an apple fritter.... Cue the drool...

At first glance, it looks like it would be a sugar overload and give you instant diabetes. Oddly enough, its a great balance of savory fry bread and sweet lemon custard, raspberry jam, and a vanilla frosting to resemble the mustard. Its quit a battle between your brain (reason) and heart (love for food).  

Question is, does it matter more for the food to be visually/mentally appealing, or does taste rain supreme? I guess it depends how daring you are. If your visual/mental sense won't let you take a bite, then i guess appearances rain supreme. On the other hand, one simple taste can change your perception in just seconds and last a lifetime. Either way, the moral of the story is, be daring and try frosting that looks like mustard. It may surprise you. 
Who would have thought, Reams in Magna, Utah churning out a hotdog doughnut. 10 points for originality and 8 points for taste. It's worth a stop.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cowboy Salsa

In a large bowl add:
1 can corn (drained)
1 can black beans (drained)
1 can black eyed peas (rinsed and drained)
2 bunches green onions chopped fine
1/2 bunch cilantro chopped fine
2 avocados cut into cubes
2-3 limes juiced
4 roma tomatoes (diced)

Mix all ingredients and add 1 package of powder Italian dressing (following preparation directions on package).
Mix until combined then salt, pepper, and garlic to taste (powdered of freshly minced). 

It is now ready to serve with your favorite chips. 
When storing make sure to refrigerate and cover.