Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mancakes

What do you want? I dabble.

I have this amazing pancake recipe I made up.

I take this from the original "German Pancake" recipe my wife found, but that was baked in the oven. This is in a pan.

It's called a Mancake rather than a pancake for the following reasons:

  1. It has tons of eggs (protein) in it
  2. It is dead simple -- only requires a 1/2 cup size measuring cup and a teaspoon. (For those of you who subscribe to the metric system, a 1/2 cup is 120ml and a teaspoon is 5ml).
  3. The recipe serves one (1) hungry person (likely, therefore, a man).
Here it is:

1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup (whole wheat pastry) flour
2 eggs
4 teaspoons (olive) oil (20ml, or 1/12 cup)
1 teaspoon baking powder, or 1 teaspoon baking soda and 2 teaspoons (apple cider) vinegar
1 pinch salt

Combine ingredients in a slightly-larger-than-normal bowl using an ordinary fork. Pre-heat your (electric) stove to a "6" (just past medium heat) while your skillet is on that stove. Pour 1/2 cup of batter onto the skillet. When there are a bunch of bubbles on the mancake, place your spatula under the right half of the large mancake and flip (or, for lefties, the left half of the mancake). Wait one  minute, then take out of the pan and repeat. Makes 3 mancakes. Serves one. Enjoy.