Hello, my fellow breakfast lovers! Through the magic of technology, I am posting while on my honeymoon at a fancy resort on a Mexican beach. At this very moment, I'm likely sipping a drink and have finally cracked open my copy of "The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo." Then again, I may be so distracted by the new husband lounging next to me that I'm not able to read much at all. Yet, somehow, here I am, posting on The Hazel Bloom!
Okay fine, it's called "TypePad lets me write stories then schedule them to publish on the future date and time of my choosing." But wasn't that a riveting mystery, while it lasted?
So. I thought I'd share with you a few stories of pancakes past. Who, after all, doesn't love pancakes? Except for a beloved relative, who says they feel like they swell up in her mouth while chewing, and another friend of ours, who says they make him feel too full too fast. Freaks. (Kidding!)
Go ahead, make some pancakes for breakfast today. Me, I'm going to order another umbrella-topped drink. Later!
Basic, and anything but. My favorite pancake recipe is the classic, the quintessential, the plain ol' buttermilk.
With whole wheat flour, flaxseed, and rolled oats, these guys are hearty and, when a heart shape is cut out of the middle, heart-y. And the Raspberry Honey Syrup? Oh yes.
Apples and pancakes are MFEO. MFEO = Made For Each Other, which my friend Reema taught me just the other day (she was talking about my aforementioned new husband and I, also MFEO apparently, which I totally hated hearing. Not.)
With little diced apples and cardamom, I really really love these.
A different sort of pancake, the dutch baby (sometimes also known as a german pancake) is baked in a cast iron skillet. It puffs up all wonderful like and you eat it in wedges. So good.
I made 'em, photographed 'em, and ate 'em, but they're from the wonderful Smitten Kitchen. I talk about the pancakes, the recipe, and the blog - along with a couple of other recipes I tried from some of my other favorite bloggers.
These alone almost make me look forward to winter. Almost.
These are deeee-lish. Though they're kind of ugly on one side, because you place the diced banana on top of each pancake, then flip. I photographed the pretty side only. That felt a little wrong. But they tasted right.