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January 16, 2009 in Uncategorized

I had such a great day yesterday. 5yr old Tyler came to spend the day and do a spot of baking. We always have so much fun in the kitchen and he is quite the little pastry chef.  He had a choice as to what we were going to make and he chose pancakes. Man, I have never seen a small child plough through a plate of pancakes like this little guy. And he has been like that since forever!!! We had a lot of fun measuring out and mixing the batter and then making up a plateful of his favourites. He loves to eat them  with cinnamon sugar and a squeeze of lemon juice. When he left he took half of the batter with him in an empty cold drink bottle to make at his home for his mom and dad.

Lots of eggs

Little fingers grating the nutmeg

We like to use peanut oil for our pancakes

A sprinkle of cinnamon sugar, a dot of butter &
a squeeze of lemon juice

When brownieboy got home from work we decided to go for a nice walk and watch the sunset. We ended up at Longbeach at Kommetjie. I took a couple of nice photos, and I am sure I saw Jasmine’s  pawprints all over that beach :o)  It was a bit windy, the sunset was not too spectacular as there was quite a lot of cloud cover but the walk was invigorating and refreshing….in other words, chilly :o)


Granny’s beach & a cloudy sunset

On our return I made a delicious healthy chicken stir fry which we had for our supper and then for dessert for brownieboy I made a pancake which I served with rum flambéed bananas and a scoop of ice cream. And no, browniegirl did not partake of that particular delight. It is rather difficult having a very slim husband who is forever looking for a bit of weight to put on while you are trying to lose some. It never seems to find the right target in this household…..Remember that product called Weight-On from the 70’s & 80’s??? I cannot tell you how much of that stuff the man was fed but he is still looking for that elusive weight! We all know why he can never find it….yep, because I have already found every ounce of it!!


Anyway for those who would like to try the pancake with rum flambéed bananas….here is how

Melt a knob of butter in a frying pan, add one banana cut into rounds. Sprinkle with some treacle sugar and add a squeeze of lemon juice, just the bottled variety works well. Sauté gently until banana is lightly browned and the sugar has caramelized. You can add this to your pancake just as is, if preferred otherwise pour over a glug of rum, stand back a bit and ignite…….jiggle the pan around on the heat until the flames have disappeared.

Place one pancake onto a dinner plate, pour the banana and syrup onto one quarter of the pancake allowing some to fall onto the plate as well.

Fold the pancake in half over the bananas and then in half again

to make one quarter

Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream





browniegirl xxx