Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Blueberry Pancakes

I was in the mood to make a big breakfast last Saturday: bacon, cheesy-veggie eggs, and blueberry pancakes.

Here's my recipe for blueberry pancakes. They puff up really big, but they're still very light tasting. Enjoy!

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 c. milk
  • 3/4 c. white flour
  • 3/4 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 c. rolled oats
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1 t. sugar or splenda. maybe not necessary, but I alway add it :D
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt.
  • ~1/4 t. cinnamon
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 c. fresh blueberries

Combine all ingredients (add blueberries last) and pour batter into an oiled or sprayed skillet over medium heat. My batter is usually pretty thick, so add a bit more flour if yours seems too runny.
Makes 6 large pancakes... or 12 of those shrimpy looking ones. Whichever you prefer!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Crack Pie

Yikes! Has it really been a month since my last blog? Happy New Year! I didn't really make any resolutions this year, besides my usual "floss more" and "eat healthier." Oh, and to finally hit my goal weight.

Going along with all of that, I decided my first recipe of the new year needed to be one that contains nearly 5 days worth of calories... and with that, I give you CRACK PIE.

John actually got me David Chang's book, Momofuku, for Christmas. And I'm really excited and nervous to try some of these other recipes. But Crack Pie was something I heard about early in 2010 and have waited all year to try. The occasion special enough for this dessert? Nick's 26th birthday, of course.

it comes out of the oven sort of puffy...
I will say, this recipe was sort of stressful. First, you make a giant cookie that is really delicious on its own. Then you crumble all your hard work into the food processor with some other yummies, and press that into a crust. Then there's the whole "milk powder" issue. Is milk powder the same thing as powdered milk? Google seemed to think so. Unfortunately, all I could find in my regular grocery store was a giant box of non-fat powdered milk. I'm pretty sure non-fat anything would have sucked in this recipe, so I went another way and picked up a canister of "Powdered Buttermilk." It's weird. I thought it would make the pie bitter, but it didn't. 

... but it "shrivels" as it cools.
Another annoying thing is having to bake the pies separately. I sort of cheated on this part because I was running out of time and the pies do need to chill for a bit. Dust them with a ton of powdered sugar! Everyone at the party loved it! Though I did have an entire crack pie left over, I let made Nick take it! I suppose you could try halving this recipe, but some of the measurements might get a bit difficult. Plus, it really is like crack because later that night I was wishing for a few more bites. Well, I've never smoked crack, but I'd like to think this pie has the same effect.

Nick with the crack pipe pie.

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