So, I pretty much spent the weekend being extra unproductive, trawling the internets, and drinking lots of coffee. Sean, on the other hand, was extra productive. He cleaned the garage out, killed a billions spiders, raked out our flower bed, and destroyed a wasps nest above our front door.
In the midst of all this production, he found a box he was sure I left in Reno. I knew I didn’t. Our apartment was empty when I left. I knew this because I am a little OCD and had to walk through, just in case, about 15 times before I turned in my keys. The images of my empty apartment are seared into my mind. Seriously I can close my eyes and envision it, empty. Anyway, this box is super important because it contains all of our tools, picture hanging supplies, extension cords and surge protectors. Important stuff that we don’t want to re-purchase.
So, he strolls into the house and tells me he found it. In the single large box he didn’t think to look in. So typical. Anyway, I was pretty excited because a few days ago I had given in to defeat and figured I must have left the box. It was obviously nowhere to be found. For the record, I never thought to look in the garage because I am pretty much terrified of it. There are spiders in there and a woodpecker also made it’s home there…and I’m scared of birds. And spiders. So he tells me of his discovery and I start cackling and grinning like a maniac.
Then I karate chopped the air.
It’s what I do when I feel victorious.
Then I made him pancakes because he’s a pretty nice husband and he cleans the garage and lets me gloat.
Blueberry Malt Pancakes
I love malt powder. It’s awesome in baked goods. If you have the cookbook Baked Explorations, you may have spied their Malted Waffles…amazing. I made them once and dang girl! So good. So, I’ve taken to adding malt powder to pancakes too. It’s a good idea.
I adapted this recipe from Bite This. I used AP flour (King Arthur to be specific), added the malt powder, used greek yogurt, whipped my egg white and folded it in. Zoe mentions that the batter is pretty loose, it is. It works out though and makes a light, fluffy pancake.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup malt powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1 egg, seperated
1 cup milk
1/2 cup yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (the real deal please)
1/2 cup blueberries
In a large mixing bowl whisk together flour, malt powder, baking soda and powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a large measuring cup mix egg yolk, milk, and yogurt. Fold wet ingredients into dry, until just combined. It’s better to be undermixed than overmixed. That makes for a tough pancake…gross.
In another bowl, either by hand (if you’re a champ) or with an electric mixer, beat the egg white to stiff, but not dry, peaks. Fold into the pancake batter ever-so-gently until just combined. Your batter should look a little foamy.
Laddle batter into a greased non-stick pan or griddle pan (I used a 1/3 cup measurer). Dot with berries and cook over med-high until bubbles break the surface before flipping. Flip! Plate and eat! or Place in a low oven to keep warm until ready to eat.
1. I love that you karate chopped the air!
2. These look amazing!
3. Whenever I feel unproductive for the weekend it just makes me think that I had the exact same weekend as my dog. Napping, sitting in the sun, eating… it’s not so bad. ha!
sometimes i super punch the air too…as long as i don’t super punch or karate chop people, it’s all good. dogs really do have it all figured out. nap, eat, nap, bathroom, nap, nap, treat.
Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking
I am so glad I just found your site. I love your posts, your pictures, and especially all of your wonderful recipes! I’m always excited about trying new pancake recipes and blueberry pancakes are delicious! I know what we’re eating for breakfast this weekend!
Lynne, I’m excited you found the blog too! Let me know if you try the pancakes!
These look amazing! Pancakes are a regular in our house – I will have to get some malt powder!
And I love how beautifully arranged and staged your pictures are. Such great linens and flatware – I love your stuff!
Thanks Sherri Lynn! Definitely try out the malt powder. As for my “props” I purchase most of them either on clearance at places like Home Goods, Target and World Market, and I am always sifting through thrift and antique stores for good deals/finds 🙂
Can I tell you how many times a day I karate chop the air. More like front high kick the air. I struggle to at least reach that 90 degree angle for nothing but triumph.
I love the plate mats you got and the pancakes look delicious! Isn’t it great when husbands do amazing things, that way we can always do amazing things back, like cook pancakes 🙂
Haha, that’s great! Those high kicks are killer. The place mats are actually handkerchiefs I picked up at an antique store for cheap:)
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these will be my breakfast asap!
katie! make them! super good 🙂
Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets
Ooo I’d never think to add malt powder to breakfast goods. Sounds yummy and glad you guys found your box ;p.
thanks Xiaolu! I’m pretty happy I wasn’t wrong about that whole box thing, ha! malt powder is definitely a good thing in breakfast baked goods!
Wow Cindy! I’m over here catching up on what you’ve been up to and you’ve gone and moved across the country! Plus, you are already unpacked (good thing you found that box)and blogging. These pancakes look delicious and I can’t wait to go check out that apricot post.
Terris, it all happened very quickly…I am still adjusting to the fact that I moved thousands of miles away! Thanks 🙂
Questions; I def plan on making these tomorrow morning, I’m just looking at the recipe now and wondering two things. What kind of yogurt are we talking about? I’m just assuming “plain yogurt”, but do you have a preference? Second thing, apparently there are different flavors of malt powder, which flavor did you use? Thank you very much, and I’m looking forward to these pancakes!
I actually used plain greek yogurt, but I know that the recipe I adapted this from used regular vanilla yogurt. Either kind will work well 🙂 I used plain malted milk powder (the carnation brand). I hope you like the pancakes!