At times I go through my old posts, especially when I am trying to align the recipes for all, still 2014 is pending to be completed. 😕 While I read through them, I always wonder at my mental thought process while penning them down. One thing I have learned and I am 100% sure of – it is only when our souls feel crushed do our mind open up. If our lives move on in the same pace all the time, we would never value what we have in our life. Unless we get tested and we are on the verge of losing something that we never thought we would, we would never wake up from our slumber. During that time, it is difficult to hold ourselves together and sometimes not blame ourselves for whatever happened. But the only way forward is forgiving ourselves and taking refuge in His Will. “So do not weaken and do not grieve, and you will be superior if you are (true) believers.” (Surah Aal-Imraan:139) This verse holds a lot of meaning.
When matters pull us down, we need to hold our self esteem high and tell ourselves that come what may, there is somebody up there who is going to let things happen and it is definitely for our good. We may never understand it immediately but as time flies, when you look back, everything falls in place and you start to see the wisdom in everything that happened, Alhamdulillah… How mystifying life is… Linking something to this, is this article I read a few days back, on how important it becomes to love yourself and forgive yourself when you slip… I wouldn’t say it was easy for me, but yes, now I have learned to forgive myself and that in turn has really helped me to stop myself from being judgmental – I suddenly remembered the scene in “English Vinglish”! 😀
I love a good breakfast, though it is mostly not the scene at home. Mornings are such rush time on weekdays, that I usually bring along some oats or toast with some jam or butter spread on it to have along with my cup of green tea. During weekends, I always end up oversleeping – or kind of making up for the sleep I miss during the other days! 😉 – so most of the time, it is kichari, gothambu or scrambled eggs. Only on days when I wake up a bit early, I make something elaborate, read pancakes! 😀 I already have a bit of pancake recipes on the blog, since I love them and try to take advantage of making them whenever I get an opportunity!
I discovered that I never shared a basic pancake recipe, which has butter, eggs and milk. In our quest for “healthy food”, we often ignore the original base of the recipe and even forget how it tastes like. Even though I like to make different types of healthier options, I must admit that I really enjoy bakes which are loaded with butter, eggs and all purpose flour. Nobody would disagree that they taste the best. The only matter is that we need to have them in moderation so that we can enjoy them without feeling too guilty. These pancakes are rich in its own sense, that is why they are classic! I normally have them just like that, without any honey or cream, as they don’t need anything to accompany them. I wouldn’t talk about substitutes for these, then it would cease to be “classic”. 😉 I like to have my pancakes a bit flatter, but you can cook them thick as you like them… Off to the recipe…
- 50 gm butter, melted
- 1 small egg
- 200 ml milk
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- ½ tbsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp sugar
- A pinch of salt
- Whisk the butter, egg and milk together.
- Whisk the dry ingredients into a bowl.
- Add the wet ingredients and fold till the batter is well moist.
- In a hot pan, spray oil. Pour a small ladle of batter. Cook till holes appear.
- Flip and cook on the other side till golden brown.
- Serve immediately with honey or jam. Makes 6 pancakes.