Today’s yummy breakfast

© mylunchanddinner

I’ve been thinking about eating pancakes for a couple of weeks now. I was wishing to make some carrot-cake pancakes, but I thought it would be a lot of work. So instead I went forward with a recipe of a cook who I think never goes wrong: Nigella Lawson. I announced my idea to Hubby on Friday night as we were going out for dinner. He looked really excited about it. In fact, yesterday it was all he could think of. He even said a bunch of times… oh we are having pancakes for breakfast tomorrow!!

Today I woke kind of late. I got up and went to the TV room in the hopes my husband would be up soon as well. I watched a few shows before he came walking in with what I like to call a crazy hairdo. I immediately ran to the kitchen and got the ingredients ready… flower, baking soda, sugar, salt, eggs, milk and butter. After whisking everything carefully following Nigella’s instructions, I placed two pans on the stove and waited for them to get to the right temperature.

It didn’t take long before I was cooking the pancakes. Unfortunately, the heat was to high so the butter I was using to fry the cakes started burning and producing a heavy smoke. Hubby arrived worried… are you burning the kitchen he asked? We laughed together at the sight of the smoke, and then finished the cakes together. When we were done cooking, I made a strawberry-banana milkshake and Hubby fried some sausage and ham.

We finally sat and ate our super delicious breakfast! The pancakes were really delicious, fluffy and tasty. We added honey and maple syrup for a better taste.  My sausage was not to fried, but it’s flavor was enhanced by the heating. Tasting the sausage at the same time as the pancakes gave it an extra super special flavor.  All in all, this pancakes are really tasty, plus they are really easy to make.  Of course, if you are the lazy kind and prefer to get a box, this would be too much work, but I’m telling you it’s totally worth it! For the recipe go to Nigella’s.

The milkshake was really good too! I loved the taste and the sweetness was just on the right level… if you want to prepare one here is what I used…

Strawberry-banana Milkshake

What you’ll need,

12 large strawberries cleaned

1 large ripe banana

400 mL (13.5 oz.)of 2% milk

How to do it,

After removing the stems from the strawberries, toss them inside the blender with the ripe banana, add the milk, and blend. If too thick add a bit more milk.  For an extra delicious taste add two tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa.

Give all this a try and enjoy!!

© mylunchanddinner 2012