I’ve had a whirlwind of homework and commitments the past few weeks, and I’m leaving Boston for the fourth weekend in a row tonight. On top of that, one of the core readings of the semester is due on Monday for my Foundations class, and it’s 88 pages of dense text. So, you’d think this morning when I don’t have class, I should be reading. Well, you’d be correct. Instead, though, I worked a little on my job as UEP website manager, and spent more than an hour on a fun project:
Being new to this whole cooking-for-myself thing, I realized that I didn’t know off the top of my head the ingredients for pancakes. So I browsed the internet, writing down simple pancake recipes from the top three or four pages of the Google search result. I put the results into an Excel spreadsheet (as I love to do) and crunched numbers to come up with a educated average. Here’s what I came up with:
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1.5 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 tablespoon sugar (or honey, in my case)
How’d they turn out? Fluffy! I will probably cut the baking powder in half next time, or drop it entirely. Historically, I’ve also lathered maple syrup onto my pancakes, but now that I’m buying it for myself, and seeing how expensive it is, I’m much more judicious. That will take some getting used to as well. Perhaps more honey, or an experiment with fresh fruit, will be necessary.
Do you have perfect pancake recipes? How well do they sync up with this one? Is there anything that you find especially important in the cooking process that I might be ignoring?