March 29, 2008

pumpkin pancakes

e and i decided to sleep in on saturday morning and enjoy a long, leisurely breakfast at home. i made the sweets, he made the savory. too bad i didn't get a shot of his delicious camembert scrambled eggs - i'll have to get it another time, and then try to get the recipe out of him. i could guess the ingredients and probably replicate - since i claim to have expert tastebuds - but he claims it's a secret recipe that he won't share, so we'll leave it at that. :)

anyway, for the "sweet" part, i made what i have been craving (or always crave during colder weather) - pumpkin pancakes. i basically love all things pumpkin, but pancakes are a very easy way to enjoy the flavor.

here's the very easy recipe i used:
pumpkin pancakes
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 and 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamon (my special twist)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
3/4 can solid pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
mix all ingredients together in a bowl. :) it works just as well as having wet and dry ingredients in two separate bowls!
spray some PAM onto a griddle, and pour batter onto griddle in pancake sizes. flip over once you notice little bubbles forming on the upside of the pancake. serve hot with maple/cinnamon syrup and whipped cream! ok, maybe only i love syrup and whipped cream melting all over hot pancakes. mmm!
this ratio of ingredients used was supposed to be for "2", however, since we also had eggs and bacon as part of this breakfast meal, we only had 2 pancakes each. this recipe made about 10 decent-sized pancakes.
i only made 6 pancakes this day, and saved the rest of the batter for the next day .... the next day, however, we got to bed at 4am after a night out dancing. the sister stayed the night at our place, and she got my share of pancakes the next morning. i, after one too many french martinis, craved a very greasy fried egg - which, of course, totally did not satisfy me. oh well. :) that's what i get right?