Remember that 100-grain hot cereal I was all crazy for? Well, it’s still good, but I hardly ever eat it. You know how middle-aged kids are – they go on eating jags (hot cereal, homemade bread, chicken pot pie) and then they never go back.
Well, I wanted pancakes this weekend and thought I could jazz them up with whole grains. The actual grains themselves would have been hard to tuck into a pancake, so I ground ’em up.
Immersion blender – GO!
It worked out alright, I guess.
I no longer use a recipe when making pancakes, so each batch is an adventurous event. The method is:
Some flour and some other thing (flax, this time that weird flour)
a pinch of salt
A pour of sugar
Some baking powder. (Remind me, I need to buy more baking powder.)
In a seperate bowl:
beat an egg. Dump some out if only making 2 pancakes
Add some milk to it so it’s about as much volume as the flour.
Add a couple of drops of vanilla.
Mix briefly. Assess. Too dry? More milk. Too wet? More flour.
It doesn’t matter – I’m the only one who eats them. I do like to chop up strawberries and throw them in the batter, though those giant ones from Sam’s are starting to look pretty mutated.