Friday, January 05, 2007

Rose Red: Domestic Goddess 1 - American Breakfast Pancakes

So, here's the deal: I've resolved to make at least one new item (ie never before made by me from this recipe) from How to Be a Domestic Goddess, at least once a week. I haven't counted, but there's probably about 200 recipes in the book. Some I won't make, most I will. That's it.

January 1, 2007 - American Breakfast Pancakes p.77
These are great thick pancakes, not like the thin ones my mum used to make (which were eaten with brown sugar and lemon juice, rolled up). I love the thick ones, either sweet with fruit added, or savoury, with streaky bacon as Nigella suggests (I love sweet and savoury together!). Either way, maple syrup must be added, and plenty of it (the one pictured below is "proudly Australian owned" but imports the maple syrup from Canada!)

I push blueberries (for Husby) or sliced banana (for me) into the mix just after pouring it into the pan - yummyummy. As I had a bit of leftover banana, I sliced and fried it until slightly caramelised and then placed it, rather artfully I thought, on top, with, did I mention this already, a lot of maple syrup. Great way to start the year!
The recipe is easy, just what you want for a lazy, delicious breakfast. I use a small frypan to cook one at a time and get about 6 pancakes (about 15cm/6" in diameter).


Anonymous said...

Oh, that looks delish--for one of those mornings when I need a bunch of sugar & fat!

AJ said...

Mmmm pancakes. I think I know what I'm making for breakfast tomorrow! Oooh and I saw strawberries at the market yesterday. Yummy! I'll have to pick up a copy of that book.

Melissa said...

Ooooh - Yummy! I have been watching Nigella this afternoon on the Lifestyle Food channel. You have inspired me - Plus, I miss pancakes. Makes me think of home!