L woke me up with coffee this morning – best! generally coffee is what i eat for breakfast. bad, i know, but typical. but today felt different… the dirty dishes were diminishing, and seeing that extra counter space was inspiring. i was going to make pancakes. on a weekday.
now, L is usually in charge of pancakes, and he has a general recipe in his mind. i just know the ingredients, not the proportions. i’m not usually a recipe follower, but i can respect the chemistry involved in baking or anything involving leavening, so i checked epicurious… and concluded that this wasn’t going to work. i wasn’t feeling so ambitious that i was going to rush out for buttermilk before work. rewind! my google search consisted of the following: easy pancakes. an uber simple recipe came up on allrecipes.com. i bit.
as usual, i didn’t quite follow the recipe (looks like they had a typo in the baking soda department, anyway!)… here’s what i ended up doing:
1 c -1 T unbleached flour
~2 T flaxseed meal
2 T sugar
2 t baking powder
1 pinch salt
1 egg, beaten
1 scant cup milk
3/4 c (ish) frozen blueberries
1 pinch cinnamon
1 sprinkle nutmeg
1 sprinkle ginger
i started by beating the egg, or, whisking vigorously, rather, and then added the milk. i mixed all the dry ingredients together in another (less pretty) bowl. next i proceeded to break what i believe is the cardinal rule of cooking/baking: i added the dry ingredients to the wet (hey, i wanted to work from the nicer bowl!). take that, establishment! i just kept whisking as i sprinkled in the dry mix, tossed in the blueberries right before a final stir, and the results were lovely. a revolution before ten o’clock! it was going to be a good day.
everybody knows how to cook pancakes, so i’ll spare you the rest. the only other thing i would note about the original recipe is that they say it serves 4… i call BS on that. this is all i had for breakfast, but i ate all but one large pancake (L had already eaten… his loss). if i were making this for myself and L, i would double it. i suppose that a breakfast containing a lot of other components might stretch it to 4 servings, but only if those people don’t like pancakes.
anyway, it was a success. they tasted good – really good! i plan to use “easy” in my search terms more often.