things that make me happy

24 Jan

  • making lists

  • black and white photobooths, silly moustaches

  • the circus

  • playgrounds, especially swings

  • Angelina‘s hot chocolate

  • learning new words from my students (fastoche!)

  • running by the canal, preferably in company

  • a martini blanc after a proper day’s work

  • a precarious stack of books by my bed

  • taking photographs of lampposts

  • dancing to rock ‘n’ roll

  • carefully drizzling concentric circles of maple syrup on a stack of pancakes

New, easier banana pancakes

(borrowed from the lovely Green Lite Bites – thank-you! )

These are faster and healthier than the previous recipe (which means a greater allowance for maple syrup). And since I have been religiously testing pancake recipes every week, the Italian has voted these the best.

They are very adaptable: substitute a grated apple instead of mashed banana; use a mixture of milk and juice or milk and yoghurt for the liquid; or swap 1/4 cup of flour for rolled oats for extra goodness. (If you use oats, soak them for two minutes in the milk first.)

1 mashed banana

1 egg

1 tsp cinnamon or 1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 cup of milk

3/4 cup of flour (preferably wholewheat)

1 tsp baking powder

Mix the mashed banana and egg together then whisk in the liquid (milk, juice or a mixture). Carefully stir in the flour, baking powder and spices. Do not overmix – it should be a little lumpy.

Drizzle a little olive oil in two frying pans and bring them to medium heat. When a drop of water sizzles on the pan, they are ready. Dollop in big spoonfuls of mixture and let cook for 2 minutes. When big bubbles form around the edges, they are ready to flip over.

Should make 8-10 pancakes. Technically enough for three people, but is normally just perfect for two.

Lashings of maple syrup, of course.

3 Responses to “things that make me happy”

  1. Elle January 24, 2011 at 8:17 pm #

    I like this list, I agree with most of them. I don’t think I’ve ever taken a picture of a lamp-post though. Might try this recipe out with my girls on wednesday.

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