Make traditional thin pancakes by mixing flour, milk and eggs and a little salt to a smooth batter. Pan fry the batter to thin pancakes and serve with either a sweet jam, whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, fresh fruit or sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over.
Here is how you can make your own croutons to your own liking and taste. It is very simple and do not take very long either. Impress your friends and family with your own twist and serve freshly made. Here is how you make it.
Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C).
Cut the crust off from 4-6 slices of bread (day old bread is better then fresh, but if you are in a hurry or don´t have old bread, fresh works fine) and then cut them in to cubes.
Put 1/3 cup olive oil in a bowl and then add your seasonings. In the video I used 1 clove minced garlic and 1 tablespoon dried basil and 2 heaped tablespoons grated parmesan. Mix together and pour over the bread cubes, make sure all are coated well. Put the bread on a baking tray and in the top part of the oven for about 10 minutes. Check them now and then and make sure they don´t burn.
Once done take them out and let them cool.
You can put all kinds of seasoning on your croutons like smoked paprika, oregano, onion powder, curry. Don´t be afraid to try something different.
Are you in a hurry and is looking for something that not only tastes good but takes a few minutes to make? This is what you will need.
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of minced garlic (about 4 cloves, or as much/little you like)
- 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
- Pasta (preferably fresh linguini) or what pasta you would like
- Basil or parsley
Cook your pasta and when almost done start with the “sauce”.
Pour the olive oil in to a hot pan and heat up the garlic in the oil just until it starting to get some color (be careful to not burn the garlic). Put in your drained pasta and toss it around, sprinkle the chopped basil/parsley and a few drops of the lemon juice and mix in with the pasta.
Serve on a plate and grate some parmesan on top and it is ready to eat.
Side note: If you like you can put in some other ingredients like peas, corn, chopped asparagus, prosciutto or bacon. Let your imagination and taste buds decide!
Buttermilk is something you very often come across in recipes from America and here in Sweden (and most of Europe) it is never heard of. Buttermilk pancakes, buttermilk biscuits and buttermilk bread is just a few of the items you can make with it.
But what if you, like me, live where it can´t be found and you really want to try out that new recipe? Well here is how you can make your own buttermilk.
- You need 1 cup of milk, room temperature and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. You can even use white vinegar if you like. Pour the juice/vinegar into the milk and stir well.
Let it sit for about 10 minutes and after that it is ready to be used. This substitute will not become as thick as regular buttermilk and you will also notice the curdled bits in your finished recipe and that is ok.
There are other ways to make buttermilk (not in the video).
- Yogurt: Mix 3/4 cup plain yogurt with 1/4 cup water to thin it out. Let it rest for a few minutes and stir it again before use.
- Sour cream: Mix 3/4 cup sour cream with 1/4 cup plain water to thin it out. Let rest for a few minutes and stir it again before use.
If you need more buttermilk just double or triple the recipe.