January Kitchen Sink Conversations- Daktari Pancakes

 

PLEASE WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS ALL DAY AND STAY AROUND THE HOUSE

 My oldest friend who will no longer let me call her that and now wants me to call her my dearest friend has the wish every January that all of her clothing was more like pajamas fitted with forgiving elastic around the waist and all her furniture more like a sumptuous bed so that she can lay around the house all day and enjoy breakfast in bed all day. I can appreciate this philosophy by eating, napping and reading something utterly sleepy to repeat  as needed.  If  you  feel compelled to do something anything to be productive, keep a notepad (not a laptop computer) by the bed and write down  the things you are putting off today until tomorrow and don’t think about it again. Should the phone ring you have my expressed permission to do as you please and not take the call.  We're not home either. Your world of hard work is  good , but it will always be there waiting.  Everyone deserves a skip day.


DAKTARI PANCAKES

Doctor your favorite box mix with

“more to think about” tropical fruit  flavors

or practice making a batch from scratch

Skills: mix batters for quick bread and

Pancakes, cooking rice

 

BE PREPARED 

If using a mix, find a complete mix that

only requires water to avoid missing any ingredient needed.

Follow the directions to make 1 ½- 2 cups of batter.

The batter can be divided in half to make twin types of pancakes.

Refrigerate the batter until ready to use.

Preheat the largest non stick pan available and  lightly rub vegetable oil or use spray release.

Test making one smaller pancake before jumping in to the entire batter.

 

UTENSIL CHECK

Whisk

Bowl

Measuring Cup

Measuring Spoon

Spatula

Griddle or Large Pan


MASTERPIECE RECIPE

16-  6 inch Pancakes

All purpose Flour -3 Cups

Baking Powder -3 Teaspoons

Sugar- ¼ Cup

Salt- 1 Teaspoon

Eggs-4

Milk- 3 Cups

 

MASTERPIECE METHOD

Sift the dry ingredients together

Mix the wet ingredients together

Stir the wet into the dry and allow to rest a few minutes

There should be some tiny lumps


MORE TO THINK ABOUT

LACING TROPICAL FRUITS INTO PANCAKES

Using the entire masterpiece recipe:

  • TOASTED COCONUT & DICED PAPAYA  - ½ cup each
  • CHOCOLATE MANGO- ¼ cup chocolate syrup, ½ cup chopped mango.
  • LYCHEE CHEESECAKE-    beat ½ cup cream cheese  w/ 1/4cup powdered sugar& blend into batter, fold in one can of pre-peeled, drained & chopped lychee nuts.
  • GREEN TEA CARAMBOLA- 2 Tablespoons Japanese Green Tea Powder, peel the star fruit and place over the top
  • LEMON RICOTTA W/ POMMEGRANITE- ½ C ricotta,2 Tb lemon zest,1/3C seeds on top