A Little About Me

New York, New York
As a newly married woman, it has become my mission in life to learn how to cook. Gone are the days of picking up sushi and ordering curries. In order to jump-start my education, I enrolled in the Institute of Culinary Education's Fine Cooking I course where I learned the basics, from roasting to boiling to mousse-making (ok, maybe not that basic)! I've attempted to replicate some recipes - somewhat successfully- and create a few of my own. This blog is for friends and foodies and is intended to document my cooking adventures (and occasional fiascoes). Enjoy the pictures and bon appetite!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Whole Wheat Hotcakes

You might be wondering what "hotcakes" are.... they're really just another word for pancakes, I just thought it made the post sound a little more interesting :) As I'm sure you know, it's easy to get stuck in a breakfast routine. I'm guilty of repeatedly making the same three or four dishes for my husband because they're familiar and easy. I thought homemade pancakes would be a nice break from the usual eggs and french toast and even made them healthier by banning butter, using reduced fat milk over whole fat, and swapping all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour! This recipe is really easy and if you prepare the batter and dice the fruit the night before like I did, all you have to do is grill them the next morning!

2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs, well beaten
2 cups reduced fat or regular milk
2 tsp vegetable oil
fruit and berries, diced up

Start by stirring the dry ingredients together. Add the eggs...

followed by the milk and oil, and mix well.

Dice up whatever fruit you want in your pancakes. I used strawberries, bananas and raspberries since that's what I had in the house at the time. I probably would have added some chocolate chips too, had I had some lying around.

Heat up a pan or griddle on medium-low heat and pour some of the batter on. I use a 1/4 cup measuring cup for my ideal pour. Once the batter is down, add some of the diced fruit and let sit for a couple minutes, or until you start to see bubbles form on the outer edges of the pancake. Flip and let sit another couple minutes.

Serve with syrup and sprinkle some of the extra diced fruit on top for a pretty presentation!

1 comment:

  1. My wife and I tried your recipe it turn out very good, we used blue berries because we have a big container at thE moment
    They are very filling and tasty :) thanks