I've never been able to measure. One of the reasons I had a hard time with design school was because of my lack of meticulous detail when it came to paste-ups and mechanicals. For those of you in the 20 something age bracket, that's what we did back when I went to design school. There was barely an Internet and certainly not related to graphic design back in the day. I had an easier time eye balling spatial relationships when it came to my layouts, and they were accurate half the time. And NO I'm not that old. I was not at Woodstock. I don't even remember Nixon getting impeached. I was only 3 then!
I'm relieved today that we have all these crutch tools when it comes to getting things "lined up". What the hell does any of this have to do with blackberry, banana pancakes? I don't measure. I eye ball. Eye eye captain and ahoy mates!
These light and lovely pancakes were so good that my daughters were talking about them days later. A little guilt went into these pancakes, but they didn't taste that. They tasted the love that went into them though. The guilt was the haste in which I made them before the little one got into the kitchen to try and help. It can be fun, but unfortunately I'm not the type to enjoy cooking with the kids all the time. I find it stressful half the time with flour being dumped onto the floor, eggs being tossed across the room, etc. Do I sound cruel? I don't mean to be. Just being honest. My older daughter (5), however is great at kitchen participation. She's a skilled pan stirrer, egg beater and adept at a number of other kitchen duties. The younger one (2) just likes to party. I'll wait til she's a little older. For now I'll give her a ration of flour she can spill.
So pretty easy. Some banana slivers and whole blackberries into the batter. Flour, oil, milk, yogurt and eggs...and a bit of apple juice (shhh) into the flour, salt, sugar and baking soda.
Careful. The blackberries flatten as you cook them, but could start to smoke a bit. They'll give off a burning smell, but in the end turn out fine. Just don't over do it. Flip when they're ready to flip! I used maybe 2 cups of flour, 2 (or was it 3) eggs? See I don't even keep track. Sometimes I'll use 2 and other times 3. Depends on what I think I remember. They always turn out great and always a little different. Now that's jazz in the kitchen!
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- ▼ June (6)