Sunday, February 15, 2009

Pancakes for breakfast

Last weekend children # 1 and #3 made freakfast for us. It took them awhile because apart from the dayly delights they offered us freshly pressed orange juice and, surprise!: pancakes. One of our favorite breakfasts. Here, in Spain, we eat them for coffee time, but in the USA they eat them for breakfast. I like them so much, I could eat them at all times... I made it just in time to take some snapshots of "the making of the pancakes".

Flipping pancakes in the air is not as easy as you might think. Here we have punk #3 in his first attempt:
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¡Oops! Almost nobody has seen that. We'll keep on trying.

Let's take a look at the older sister. We want to learn from her. Vamos a observar a la hermana mayor. Aprender de su arte. What a skill! You could almost think she can do it with her eyes shut.

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A weekend later it seems this is turning into a habit. Could it be true? I don't have to ever make freakfast again during the weekends? Wonderful! Again pancakes for breakfast this Sunday. This time arround punk #2 and #3 were the cooks. It's true that experience makes the master. You can see they have improved themselves. What's more, they planned it better. They made the batter the night before. Everything went faster. Of course I still have to lend a hand, but I think we are going in the right direction.

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Punk #2 makes an effort to make everything right the first time. This animation is rather small, but I think you can still see the concentration on his face.

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Pancakes
4 servings

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups flour + 2 heaping tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 300 ml. milk
Method:
  1. In a big bolw, melt butter in the microwave.
  2. Add eggs and combine.
  3. Add rest of ingredients and mix until you have a dick, smooth batter.
  4. Put a skillet on the stove over medium heat.
  5. Grease your skillet only for your first pancake. I deep a papernapkin in a little bit of oil and bush the bottom of the skillet with it.
  6. Pour some batter on the skillet, when it's hot. When the surface of the pancake begins to dry and make bubbles, flip it. Let cook still some seconds and take it out onto a plate. Repeat until you have no dough left.
Serve hot. Spread generously butter on your pancake and pour pure maple syrum. There's not better way to start your day.

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