it is now the 20th day of the month of april in the year 2009 and i have only posted 1 (1! one!) post this month…well until now.
sorry pals…i hope you are still out there. to make up for all the lost time, here are some flowers. the photo isn’t quite as fabulous as this, but aran is like magic i think.
i also made these fantastic pancakes on sunday for sean and geoff when they got home from their hike. they loved them. i put little banana treasures in the batter and it was declared that these were the “best pancakes ev-var!” i was inspired by joy the baker and it is quite possible (probable?) that we used the same recipe, though hers are oatmeal cookie style (jealous…) i liked these a lot, the whole wheat flour and oats were great , i like that sort of chewy-ness (i don’t know if chewy is what i am looking for, toothsome? resistance? i’m lost…) in my pancakes, since i fear over-soggy mush cakes. anyway, if your in the mood for pancakes, try these. make them in stacks and serve them up with lost of real-deal maple syrup. sunday morning perfection.
whole wheat and oatmeal pancakes with bananas
adapted from gourmet, via epicurious.com
3/4 cup quick cooking oats
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons well shaken buttermilk
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
2 banana, sliced into coins
soak oats in 3/4 cup buttermilk 10 minutes.
meanwhile, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl.
stir egg, butter, brown sugar, remaining 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk, and oat mixture into dry ingredients until just combined.
heat a griddle over medium heat until hot and lightly brush with oil. working in batches, pour 1/4 cup batter per pancake onto griddle, top with a few slices of banana, poke them into the batter and cook until bubbles appear on surface and undersides are golden-brown, about 1 minute. flip with a spatula and cook other side, about 1 minute more. (lightly oil griddle between batches.)