Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Loaded Nachos

1 (18 ounce) package restaurant-style tortilla chips
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, or more to taste
1 (15.5 ounce) can refried beans
1 cup salsa
1 cup sour cream or more to taste
1 (10 ounce) can pitted black olives, drained and chopped
4 green onions or red onions, diced
1 (4 ounce) can sliced jalapeno peppers, drained
1 avacado(optional)

Set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.Spread tortilla chips on the prepared baking sheet; top with Cheddar cheese and dot with refried beans.
Broil in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, watching carefully to prevent burning, 3 to 5 minutes.
Top nachos with salsa, sour cream, black olives, avacado,green onions, and jalapeno peppers.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Banana Nutella Crepe Cape

This Multilayered breakfast treat only looks complicated.It's as easy to make as a stack of pancakes.

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp salt 2 large eggs and 1 egg yolk
1-1/4 cups whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp(1/2 stick) melted butter,for the pan

Bananas, sliced
confectioners sugar


For crepes:- In a food processor,pulse flour,sugar and salt until combined.Add eggs and yolk;process until blended.With the motor running,slowly pour milk and vannila;process until smooth.refrigerate batter for 15 mnutes,or up to overnight.

Warm a 9-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat.Add just a bit of butter to coat the pan.Pour about 3 tbsp of batter into hot pan and swirl it around to evenly spread batter.Place back on heat;cook for 30 sec.using a spatula and fingers,flip crepe;cook for 30 sec.crepe should be almost firm to the touch and spotty brown.Transfer to a cutting board.Repeat process with remaining batter to make about 10 crepes.(you may have extra crepes;add them to the stack.)

Preheat broiler.line a baking sheet with a parchment paper.Layer two crepes on a prepared pan.spread a thin layer of nutella onto the top crepe;add a few banana slices.Top with another crepe and layer more nutella and Bananas.Repeat this process with remaining crepes.Top with a final crepe.Place baking sheet under broiler until cake is warmed through.Sprinkle cake with confectioners sugar.
Serves 6

 TIP:Crepe batter can be made up to 2 days in advance.Store tightly covered in the refrigerator.