Tuesday, February 21, 2012

of pancakes and pink frilly shoes

Cookbook giveaway winners.  I wish I could give you all a book filled with recipes for yummy creations and amazing photographs.  Please email me, Ashley and Rachel - happy baking!

I ordered the cutest flowered shoes several weeks ago.  I completely forgot about them so when a package came to me from China, I briefly wondered if I was being poisoned via snail mail.  Notice that didn't stop me from opening the package.

Sister decided on trying pancake conditioner today - the result was something like too much AquaNet; there was to be no running fingers through her hair.

She could play in the tub for hours, long past the water running cold.

We celebrated Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday) with some Key Lime Pancakes.  I bought key limes last week because they begged me to; the cutest little fruit in the produce aisle, I wasn't worried about finding use for them.  And true to our apparent genetic makeup, Eisley loved limes just like Ruby.  So much for the fun in capturing a sour face.

Let me just say how much my love affair with carbs comes into play with pancakes loaded with syrup.  And don't get me started on the butter.

And just in case you ever wondered, key limes make excellent makeshift dodgeballs if you're up for a game.  Not that I would know from experience.

Key Lime Pancakes

  • 3/4 c. milk
  • 2 tbsp. key lime juice (about five limes)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla 
  • 2/3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 c. finely ground graham crackers
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
    • 1 tbsp lime zest

    • Mix lime juice with the milk and allow to sit for five minutes so it can curdle (think buttermilk).  Add butter, vanilla, and egg; whisk.

    • Combine dry ingredients and the lime zest in separate bowl and fold into the other mixture.

    • Preheat griddle to 350 degrees; spray with nonstick spray.

    • For the glaze: I used 1 tablespoon of lime juice with about 1/2 c. confectioners' sugar.  Tart, sweet, and complimentary.  We will definitely be making these a regular thing.  I'm thinking pancake day should  happen every week.

    • Don't forget to thank me when that trend takes off once the brains behind Pancake Day catch wind of my idea.

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