a left-eyed girl

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Pancake Sunday

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Joy of Cooking p. 236

A friend told me about Pancake Sundays, where you just make and eat pancakes on Sunday as a weekly food ritual. You don’t need to make fancy pancakes, you just have to make them.

When I was growing up, my Sunday breakfast ritual was to pan-fry two eggs and eat them on toast with lots of ketchup. I never ate eggs during the week, but on Sunday I would always make my two eggs. After I left home, I stopped eating Sunday morning eggs and realised that I could just eat them on any day, even eating them for dinner sometimes.

This past Sunday, inspired by my friend’s Pancake Sundays idea, I decided to make banana pancakes since I had extra bananas that were never made into a banana pudding for friends. Since we still don’t have internet working at home, I looked through my rather paltry selection of cookbooks and decided to follow the basic pancake recipe from the Joy of Cooking. I mashed up two ripe bananas, saving half a banana for slices for topping, and slipped them into the batter and heated up the griddle.

Even though I burned the first pancake, the rest of them turned out pretty tasty and were well worth the minimal effort. I am pretty sure I can figure out some kind of simplified ratio that I can memorize so I won’t need to break out the cookbook (I hate cooking from books) next time.

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Written by Reese

April 19, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Posted in just life

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  1. I used to make pancakes about every Saturday. Pancakes are basic enough that a recipe isn’t really necessary (I just mix flour, a little sugar, egg, leavening, a little oil and milk or water until the batter “looks” right. The egg is optional but I think pancakes taste much better made with eggs and milk). And you’re right, just adding banana or whatever else you want to the recipe is all you need to do to make it fancy.

    Richard Masoner

    April 20, 2010 at 9:56 am

    • Pancakes are so great. I am totally making this every Sunday from now on! Just throw in whatever I can get my hands on. Mmm…

      Reese

      April 22, 2010 at 8:18 pm


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