Lynn Gold (figmo) wrote,
Lynn Gold

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This'll all be funny ten years from now

That was one of my maternal grandmother's favorite sayings. Heck, at times it was almost a mantra with her.

I tried making brunch today. I was desparately craving whole wheat apple pancakes. I had all the ingredients on hand. I even had a way to peel and chop the apples with minimal knife-holding using a device similar to this, but I didn't see it on TV and only paid $5.00 for mine. This was when I was quickly reminded how dogs serve a purpose: to eat garbage. Lady likes apple peels. Let me rephrase this: Lady adores apple peels.

Remember, though, I was making this with an inner ear infection. Short description: Julia Child tries to cook on an airplane going through heavy turbulence. I managed to splatter batter on the stove when I missed the pan. More batter went on the counter as I mistakenly grabbed the bowl briefly for support. Even my cup of tea splattered when I tried to drink a sip, only to lose my balance as I swallowed and have it go down the wrong pipe, spraying tea all over the counter on the opposite side of the stove (thankfully) from the pancake batter and all the other spills. I also nearly dumped wasabi powder into the batter when I was reaching for the cinnamon and missed.

The end result, surprisingly enough, came out very tasty. The kitchen, however, came out a war zone.

The recipe:

2 small-to-medium-sized apples
1c Bisquick baking mix
1c whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 c buttermilk
1/2 c nonfat milk
about 1/2 c or so of water to think the dough
generous shakes of cinnamon and fresh nutmeg

Use gadget to peel and core apples. With a paring knife, slip down the slices to "chop" the cored apples. Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix.

Dump by 1/2 cupfuls onto a heated pancake pan or griddle. Flip when dry. Remove. Eat.

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