You probably have all of the ingredients for these puffy pancakes in your fridge and pantry right now! And since they're both delicious and quite quick to make, they're an ideal last-minute brunch dish for any season.
Portion size6 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: May 2016
per serving: about
Total fat7 g
Saturated fat5 g
Total carbohydrate24 g
In blender or large spouted bowl with whisk, mix together eggs, milk, flour, sugar and salt until smooth.
Heat 10-inch (25 cm) cast-iron or ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat; add butter, swirling pan until melted. Pour in batter. Transfer to 475°F (240°C) oven; bake until puffed and browned, about 13 minutes. Using spatula, gently loosen pancake from pan.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: The Dutch baby pancake is traditionally served with fruit and other sweet toppings, but it also lends itself to savoury flavours.
All you'll need to make this classic dish is some ground beef, a couple of onions and some pantry staples (including a spoonful of cocoa powder, which adds flavour and a deep reddish-brown colour). Serve with your choice of sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped cilantro and, for nostalgia, chopped cucumber. For a more modern touch, swap out cucumber for chopped avocado.
Portion size8 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: November 2015
finely grated or pressed
lean ground beef
granulated sugar and sweet paprika
red kidney bean
drained and rinsed
per serving: about
Total fat20 g
Saturated fat7 g
Total carbohydrate19 g
In Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook onions and garlic, stirring frequently, until onions are softened, about 5 minutes.
Add cumin; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add beef; cook, stirring and breaking up with spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, breaking up with spoon.
Stir in chili powder, oregano, sugar, paprika, cocoa powder, salt, pepper and bay leaf; bring to boil. Reduce heat, partially cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour. Discard bay leaf.
Stir in beans; cook until heated through, about 3 minutes. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Reheat before serving.)
Change it up: Slow Cooker Western Chili
Decrease oil to 1 tbsp; heat in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook beef, stirring and breaking up with spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer to slow cooker. Stir in 1 can (156 mL) tomato paste and remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
Want your French toast express-style? Skip the frying pan for this decadent, sweet treat that's ready in less than 10 minutes. With the addition of a few pantry staples (see variations, below), you can make this basic version extra sweet or salty.
Prep time5 minutes
Total time7 minutes
Portion size1 serving
1 1/4 cup
cubed (1 inch)
Per serving: about
Total fat10 g
Saturated fat3 g
Total carbohydrate47 g
In bowl, whisk together egg, milk and vanilla. Add bread; mix well. Spoon mixture into microwaveable mug or bowl. Microwave on high, in 30-second intervals, until set, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve warm drizzled with maple syrup.
Change it up: Try these variations for an extra hit of sweetness or a salty spin.
Whisk 1 tbsp marmalade into egg mixture; continue with recipe as directed.
Whisk 1 tbsp chocolate hazelnut spread and 1/4 tsp sea salt into egg mixture; continue with recipe as directed.
Cinnamon-Raisin Sticky Bun
Whisk 1/8 tsp cinnamon and 1 tbsp raisins into egg mixture; continue with recipe as directed.
You can make this hearty soup vegetarian by omitting the bacon, sautéing the veggies in olive oil instead of the bacon fat and substituting vegetable broth for the chicken broth. Use the bottom of a heavy saucepan to crush the fennel seeds, which will release their licorice-like flavour. If you don't have fresh spinach, you can use half of a 300-gram package of frozen spinach; just be sure to thaw and drain it well before stirring it into the soup.
Prep time15 minutes
Total time15 minutes
Portion size4 servings
pkg (227 g)
, cut in quarters
, finely grated or pressed
, crushed by hand
sodium-reduced chicken broth
, drained and rinsed
salt and pepper
2% plain yogurt
, cut in 6 pieces (optional)
Per serving: about
Total fat6 g
Saturated fat2 g
Total carbohydrate26 g
In Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring often, until crisp, about 4 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer to paper towel–lined plate to drain. Set aside.
Drain all but 1 tbsp fat from pan; cook onion, mushrooms and celery over medium heat, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, tomato paste, savory and fennel seeds; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add tomatoes and broth; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in chickpeas, salt and pepper; cook until heated through. Remove from heat; stir in spinach and lemon juice.
Divide stew among serving bowls; dollop with yogurt. Sprinkle with bacon. Serve with baguette (if using).