“Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.” ~ Lilly Pulitzer
NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian ‘Quote Cup’ passed on to me from my grandmother. I share a quote and a recipe here each week, along with an update and photos of what has been going on in our lives. I love trying new recipes…and love getting recipes you would like to share!
Hard to believe it is spring with snow still falling this week, but at least we know it won’t hang around for long. We went to Corduroy at the Children’s Theater last week and all of us were pleasantly surprised… it was such a gentle, tender story with amazing physical comedy… one of the favorite shows we have seen. We expected it to be good but wondered about its appeal to 12-13 year-olds. They loved it, too… complete with belly laughs. The other fun part was the friend who joined us is going to the be understudy for the lead in the first production of the season next fall… we told him he has to arrange to be performing the night we come! 😉
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
I am not a big pancake lover, usually find them too heavy… prefer thin pancakes when I have them. Last week I was craving pancakes that were not heavy but also not thin. This recipe from ‘Oh, Sweet Basil‘ fit the bill perfectly. They said they tested literally 100s of recipes and this was the winner… it gets my vote!
Melt-in-Your-Mouth BUTTERMILK PANCAKES
from Sweet Basil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 eggs, slightly whisked
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Preheat griddle to medium heat.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the salt, baking powder, baking soda, flour and sugar.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and buttermilk. Drizzle in the butter as you continue to whisk.
Switch to a wooden spoon and make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients. Pour in the wet ingredients and stir until almost completely combined. REMEMBER: the more you stir pancakes the more flat and tough they will be so stir until there are a few streaks of flour remaining.
Butter the griddle and scoop 1/3 cup of batter and cook until bubbles begin to form. Flip, and cook until golden. Serve immediately.
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