dimanche, mai 22, 2011

Fluffy Pancake


Even without honey or maple syrup, these pancakes are delicious. That's what my hubby said... Simply delicious *giggles*

I found the recipe from Crepe of Wrath website, for her best blueberries pancakes.
I couldn't find blueberries in the local supermarket. So disappointed. Then I forgot that I do not have honey or maple syrup at home. Huhuhu... Nevertheless, I improvised with strawberries and strawberry jam. Simply delicious. And flufflyyyyy

Here is the recipe, so easy to make on lazy Sunday morning :D

Morning Pancake (from Crepe of Wrath)

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
4 heaping teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 egg yolks
2 egg whites
2 cups milk (if you have buttermilk, great, but I just used 2% milk)
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup olive oil (or vegetable oil, but I liked using the olive oil)
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
2/3 cup blueberries, plus more for garnish
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, for the blueberries

1. Combine your 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl and set aside. Separate your egg yolks and egg whites. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, milk, vanilla, olive oil, and lemon zest. In a small bowl, whisk the egg whites until foamy, about 5 minutes, then fold them into the egg yolk mixture. Whisk the wet mixture into the dry mixture quickly, until just combined. Toss your 2/3 cup of blueberries in 1 tablespoon of flour, and add them to the batter. Fold to combine.

2. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with a clean cotton cloth. Place about a teaspoon of olive oil in your pan, then heat over medium-high. Use a paper towel to wipe the oil around the surface of the pan, so that there is a very thin layer of oil without being any large pools of it in the pan. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. Sprinkle a few more blueberries onto each pancake, if you like, for an even layer, and cook until bubbling, then flip, and cook for another 2 minutes or so, until cooked through. The blueberries might spurt some juice out as they cook, but don’t worry about that.

3. Place each cooked pancake onto your baking sheet, and when the sheet is full, fold the towel over the pancakes and put them in the oven to keep warm. Keep cooking until you have used all of your batter. Serve with lots of maple syrup and a little butter, if desired.

** I omitted blueblerries this time because I can't find blueberries at the local supermarket. However, I tried with fresh strawberries, and with choc chips. Both are great. So I think it depends on your creativity.



Mickey's pancake for hubby :D

samedi, mai 14, 2011

Oily post

It has been a long time I fried something in the house. I have this 1 bottle (1L) of vegetable oil which has been sitting on my kitchen shelves collecting dust. Most of the time I'm using vegetable oil to make muffins. But then this fine Saturday, I had the urge to eat something oily. And also collecting dust are the pack of Malaysian instant beignet (cucur ikan bilis) and the pack of fish crackers. I had with me for 2 years I think and usually I saved them for when my siblings come to visit me, but then that didn't happen as we were so much busy doing things and most of the time I don't feel like cooking when they were here. hihihi....

So this afternoon, I had the courage to do something oily and still there are some vegetable oil left. Oh well, for muffins next time.

Here it is, Cucur Ikan Bilis (Anchovies Beignets)

These are the fish crackers

Yes, there are a lot of them :D But I don't think I have trouble to gobble them up!!
For my brothers and sisters: Sorry aaah... I eat first :D