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Sunday, August 23, 2009

I <3 Pancakes!

Pancakes really are a perfect food any time of the day. I don’t usually make them from scratch because I somehow perceive the process as complicated, which it’s not. And after using pancake recipe in my copy of The Joy of Cooking, which I mocked (1 ¾ tablespoons baking powder, really Irma, why not just 2 tablespoons) I’m off of the instant mixes and back to making pancakes from scratch. Because the 1 ¾ tablespoons really did help create perfect pancakes – light, fluffy, buttery cakes that required no syrup or extra butter, but they do need a plate partner so make sure you have some bacon or sausage.

I made one little alteration to the original recipe, but that’s it.

Joy of Cooking (Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker and Ethan Becker © 2006) – Pancakes:

Whisk together in a large bowl:
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 ¾ tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Combine together in a medium bowl:
1 ½ cups milk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 eggs
Optional: 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (I used 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)

Mix the liquid ingredients quickly into the dry ingredients.

Spoon or drop by ¼ cup (for smaller pancakes) ½ cup for larger onto hot & greased griddle or skillet, cook over low to medium heat.

Make sure to let your cake edges cook before flipping, and only flip once.

Add-ins for banana walnut pancakes:
1 medium banana mashed added into liquid ingredients
½ cup chopped walnuts added into dry ingredients

I <3 Pancakes!

Pancakes really are a perfect food any time of the day. I don’t usually make them from scratch because I somehow perceive the process as complicated, which it’s not. And after using pancake recipe in my copy of The Joy of Cooking, which I mocked (1 ¾ tablespoons baking powder, really Irma, why not just 2 tablespoons) I’m off of the instant mixes and back to making pancakes from scratch. Because the 1 ¾ tablespoons really did help create perfect pancakes – light, fluffy, buttery cakes that required no syrup or extra butter, but they do need a plate partner so make sure you have some bacon or sausage.

I made one little alteration to the original recipe, but that’s it.

Joy of Cooking (Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker and Ethan Becker © 2006) – Pancakes:

Whisk together in a large bowl:
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 ¾ tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Combine together in a medium bowl:
1 ½ cups milk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 eggs
Optional: 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (I used 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)

Mix the liquid ingredients quickly into the dry ingredients.

Spoon or drop by ¼ cup (for smaller pancakes) ½ cup for larger onto hot & greased griddle or skillet, cook over low to medium heat.

Make sure to let your cake edges cook before flipping, and only flip once.

Add-ins for banana walnut pancakes:
1 medium banana mashed added into liquid ingredients
½ cup chopped walnuts added into dry ingredients

Monday, August 17, 2009

Snack Time

I finally hit the supermarket yesterday, between being off and changing work locations I've felt to busy to shop. In addition to the stuff I needed, I had to get some goodies. I love my chips and dips, and my ice cream, but from time to time I get a craving for something a little bit "fancy" (okay not really). Anyway this week I'm snacking on Bree and Gala apples, it's just one of those things that makes me happy and it's the perfect into to the fall apple season.

So what are you snacking on these days?

Snack Time

I finally hit the supermarket yesterday, between being off and changing work locations I've felt to busy to shop. In addition to the stuff I needed, I had to get some goodies. I love my chips and dips, and my ice cream, but from time to time I get a craving for something a little bit "fancy" (okay not really). Anyway this week I'm snacking on Bree and Gala apples, it's just one of those things that makes me happy and it's the perfect into to the fall apple season.

So what are you snacking on these days?
 

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