January 30, 2010
Dutch Fruit Pancake
We woke up to yet more glorious snow. This time it was the kind that sticks to each individual tree branch and coats the world in crisp, clean clarity. Right now a few flakes are wafting down, but it's sort of bright outside...looking out of the window, I said to Jason, "There's kind of a clearing in the clouds...it's almost like blue sky..." Which struck us both as funny.
It being Saturday, I decided to make something special for breakfast, and settled on my friend Laura's Dutch Fruit Pancake recipe. Laura has written a funny culinary post of which my favorite line about human nature is,
"I have recently realized that they actually don’t want things to be fair, they just want to get more than anyone else."
So true, so true!
Anyway, making the pancake was tricky as advertised, involving a pan, a platter, hot mitts and the sink, lots of butter, whole wheat flour, an apple and a banana. I wasn't too sure I was doing it right, got some batter on the hot mitts, some butter on the stove, and the edges weren't crispy as the recipe assured me they would be - but it was delicious and everyone liked it! A little maple syrup on top, and mmmmm.
Wait, wait - NEWS FLASH! The SUN is shining in my eyes!!! So foreign! So special! There's this little thinning of the clouds with the brightness crashing through it - but above, now, a huge expanse of blue! What is that stuff??? The actual sky. It's still there!
Now, should I take the kids to their drama rehearsals in my pyjamas, or throw on some honest-to-goodness daytime clothes?
January 30, 2010 | Permalink
Yay for sun and yummy food!
Posted by: Helen | Jan 30, 2010 10:13:29 PM