Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pancakes


Still Pond by Frances Robson



Good evening, ya'll. Come on in the house and get out of the chilly rain and have a hot cup of coffee or some hot chocolate. I think tonight is a good night for some start from scratch hot chocolate which I posted several weeks ago. Only takes about 10 minutes and it is so good especially when you stir it with a cinnamon stick. Let go fix some.


Happy St. Patrick's day and since I am of Scotch Irish heritage and have strong Celtic leanings I have included a Celtic prayer which I like. Hope you enjoy it also.

An Old Celtic Blessing
May the blessing of light be on you—
light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine on you
and warm your heart
till it glows like a great peat fire.

I appreciate my son forgiving me for talking about my undies but I don't promise not to do it again. In fact his co-worker told him not to be such a prude. Our daughter said go to it for my sweet mama, Mama Tootsie, would have said the same thing. So I guess I can go either way but I'll lay off the subject for awhile.

The only observation I will make is ask one question and let you fill in the rest with your own imagination. Why would a young girl who weighs about 190 lbs. or more, wear a knit dress which is only about 6 inches below her thong panties? In addition the neckline plunged and plunged over abundant mountains. I guess since she was at the doctor's office she was avoiding having to get undressed. Think maybe?

We had to go get snap, crackled and popped today by our favorite chiropractor. He is very gentle and only pops what needs popping. It is worth the trip to get the opportunity to rest on the bed that rolls up and down your body and just relax and almost go to sleep. I wish I had one of these at home. Now I feel like I have been run over by a Mack truck but I guess that's better than being run over by a freight train. Just say I am sore.

This pass weekend I tried a new pancake recipe for breakfast. It kinda a tradition that mama cooks pancakes on Saturday morning but this time I tried a new way - pancake baked in the oven. It was quick, easy and delicious and I am going to share it with you on this rainy night in Georgia.

Apple Raisin Oven Pancake Recipe

• 1 large baking apple cored and thinly sliced (do not peel)
• 1/3 cup raisins or dried cranberries
• 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
• ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 4 eggs
• 2/3 cup milk
• 2/3 cup all purpose flour
• 2 tablespoons butter, melted
• powdered sugar (Optional)

Ingredients :


Directions :
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 inch pie plate with no stick cooking spray.
2. Combine apples, raisins, brown sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl. Transfer to pie plate. Bake uncovered 10-15 minutes or until apple begins to soften. Remove from oven.
3. Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees.
4. Meanwhile, whisk eggs, milk, flour and butter until blended. Pour over apples. Bake 15 minutes or until pancake is golden brown.
5. Sprinkle with powdered sugar

You can serve this with syrup or with fresh fruit. I served with syrup and pear compote and I plan to use fresh, sliced strawberries soon for they are coming into season around here. When the blueberries are ready I will cook them down a little and serve this pancake topped with blueberry syrup. The possibilities are endless and I just know it would be good with whipped cream on top and a sprinkle of cinnamon.



If you are diabetic you can use the Splenda brown sugar and top with sugar free syrup or fresh fruit.



I got the original recipe from a Gooseberry Patch free cookbook called Breakfast and Brunch. Of course I can't leave a recipe alone so I changed it a bit but I do thank them for the original recipe. They have several free recipe books in partnership with Sun-Maid and all the recipes I have tried are very good. If you will search the Net using free Gooseberry Patch cookbooks as search terms you can order your own.



Hope ya'll will try this and let me know what you think. I am going to make some hot chocolate and read my good book. I am reading Stone Cold by David Baldacci and enjoying it. He writes those books you can't put down and you walk around with the book in your hands.



Ya'll have a good evening and come back to see me soon at the Net Porch and maybe we can sit outside and watch the tractors go by.



Nuff said,



Tbe Georgia Peach


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1 comment:

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