You know when you've had the utter week from Hell and you're not looking forward to the next week? You know what helps that out? Pancakes.
I was a right mess before I got home and wanted something to cheer me up. Pancakes came to mind. Then I remembered the organic honeycrisp apple hanging out in the kitchen and wanted some of that, too. Together.
Solution to my worldly troubles: Apple Pancakes.
How can this NOT make someone happy?
1/2 cup AP flour
1/2 cup spelt flour
sprinkle of sea salt
1 tbsp turbinado sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp veg oil
1 cup soy milk
1/2 tsp vanilla ext.
1 apple, small dice, microwaved to cook for about 1-1 1/2 minutes
Mix dry ingredients. Mix in wet ingredients. Toss in cooked apple dices. Stir, stir, stir. Heat your griddle/pan and scoop up the lovely mixture onto said cooking implement.
Now, the fun part!
I didn't just want maple syrup, and I wanted to try out the Passionfruit Tea my thesis advisor gave us for the wedding (it comes from a local shop, and it smells like I'm walking in a grove of flowers...SUPERB.). So, I put the real maple syrup in a small saucepan and added about 1/4 cup of brewed passionfruit tea to the pan. Mix, heat. YUM.
I didn't think it made any difference at first, but when I started to dip the pancakes into the syrup mixture, I could smell and taste the passionfruit tea. It really changed the syrup...I loved it.
Stack of 'cakes
My day instantly became much happier!