The #ChoppedCanada Unexpected Ingredient

Are you one of those people who watches shows like Chopped Canada and thinks “That would be SO easy!”? Or are you someone who would freeze under the time constraints? I like to think of myself as flexible in the kitchen – I mean, teaching boys to cook real food in under an hour 2x a week teaches you to be nothing if not creative – but I think that under real pressure my mind might go blank….

Which is why, when KitchenAid Canada delivered this basket of goodies to my doorstep last month, I was relieved to see that even though they were issuing a cooking challenge where I needed to use all the ingredients, à la Chopped, there was no time constraint involved.

KitchenAid Canada Chopped basket on eatlivetravelwrite.comBut still..

What would you make if you were given pancake and waffle mix, blueberry syrup, granola and coconut chocolate fudge bites?

Pancakes and waffles? Too obvious!

Looking at the ingredients on the pancake/ waffle mix, I realised that I could use this as I could all-purpose flour (it has baking powder and sugar added too so it’s quite useful!). And then I really got thinking….

Here’s what I came up with:

Chopped Unexpected Ingredient by Mardi Michels eatlivetravelwrite.com

BLUEBERRY CUSTARD BARS: MY CHOPPED CANADA UNEXPECTED INGREDIENT DISH on eatlivetravelwrite.comWant to see more? Head on over to the KitchenAid Canada blog to check out the recipe for my Chopped Canada Unexpected Ingredient dish – Blueberry Custard Bars (with chocolate and coconut!).


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2 Responses to The #ChoppedCanada Unexpected Ingredient

  1. Cakelaw March 27, 2015 at 00:58 #

    These look fabulous! Very creative indeed.

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