Today, I am having breakfast with JM and AL, both are my primary school mates. All of us are stay home mom now but yet, we still struggle to find time to meet.
Once awhile, I will bumped into AL when we picked our kiddos. For JM, we do meet up once in a while for our girls to play together and since I will be joining her neighbourhood, seeing her will be easy. But for AL and JM to come together, haiz.... tough. Thus this date needed some effort of co-ordination.
Being Singaporean, we don't really have any hard and fast rules what we eat in the morning but to take prawn toasts as meal is hard to stomache and that explains why today, my kids went to school only with a cup of milk. I seriously don't know what got into my helper's mind but she did attempt to serve this as breakfast!!! Anyway, I hope from now on, after a year, she will understand our lifestyle and preferences better. Enough said about the morning chaos.
Lately, I am having some second thoughts. I am not sure whether I wanted to start another blog to just to document down my precious moments, which will be kept private or to continue with this one that also incorporate my passion and kitchen experiences.
You see, I am very active in Facebook, an outlet for me to catch up and stay connected with all my old friends and classmates whom I don't have the liberty of time to meet up.
I also have bake and cook photo albums there so that I can have another back up should my hard disk failed on me which had already done so TWICE! Heart breaking but .......
As for this blog, yet I am not sure whether fellow bloggers are tapping into the tried and tested recipes as I can't gaudge at all.
I need to weigh the two main reasons on this blog's survival.
1) a way to connect with my hubby whenever he is overseas, which is really frequent these days. The private blog will serve this purpose.
2) a sharing source of tried and tested recipes which I believe if I can do it, you can too. After all, back in 2006, it was blogging that opens up my world...then again, reader will have to put up with my ever struggle and frustraton of being a mom.
Maybe a show of hand whether to stay or to go will help me to decide? I seriously am wondering....
So today I leave you with this fluffy Neil's pancake that I am going to share with AL and JM. You just got to try it, it is really good! If you or your kids love pancakes, this is definitely THE recipe. Search no further.
If I didn't remember wrongly, this recipe was a winner for Bobby Flay's throwndown challenge. Correct me if I am wrong.
Suggestion was to pair it with walnut and bananas. Since I don't have any. I throw in blueberries instead. Let's hope the girls are okay with it.
What you need:
280g plain flour
8g baking powder
78g castor sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 egg, separated
1.5 cup milk
85g melted unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla
Sift flour and baking powder. Add sugar and salt together into a large bowl.
Whisk yolks, milk, melted butter and vanilla together.
Whisk wet mixture into the dry mixture. Should be slightly lumpy.
Whip the egg white until medium peak. Not stiff. Do not overwhip the egg whites.
Gently fold in half of the egg white into the egg batter with a large spatula. Then gently fold in the remaining egg white.
The batter should be slightly lumpy and have large parts of the egg whites not fully incorporated.
Heat pan and add 1 tsp butter. With a fat ladle, scoop the batter and pour into the hot pan. (optional, you can add your blueberries or chocolate at this stage)
Flip over once brown to cook the other side.