I have been having a super tough time getting back into my groove after being on holidays. I know it's been a month, but you remember Newton's law from school "Objects in motion like to stay in motion. Objects at rest like to stay at rest". The latter law applies to me! I really liked telling people what I wanted to eat, eating, then walking away, it was AWESOME. I liked having fun all day, then coming back and magical fairies (o.k. I know it was a maid) had cleaned my room, made my bed, and cleaned my toilet, AWESOME. Now when I tell people around here what I would like to eat, they stare at me all wide eyed and laugh "Oh Mommy you're so funny." When I come home after a day of fun, my house looks like a dirty bomb went off (in other words the exact same as the way I left it).
This morning I decided to make my family pancakes. Before our holidays (back when I had my groove on) I did it all the time, but like I said "objects at rest like to stay at rest". Everyone was pretty excited. I thought I would like to make it extra special (Mother's Day is coming up you know gotta kiss up). I looked in my cupboard and saw the mini- chocolate chips, tasty, but tricky to clean off of the grill. Then my eye caught the cocoa, and magic was born.
I had made my first batch of plain old boring pancakes, and then the magic. Rowan came up with a genius idea next (o.k. "genius" might be stretching it). "These pancakes look a little like oreo cookies". YES, YES I thought. I took some icing sugar and added just a little bit of water. I then drizzled the icing onto the pancakes. And that ladies and gentlemen is how you make gold.
1 1/2 cups all- purpose flour 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
1/ 2 tsp salt 1 Tbsp baking powder
1 egg beaten (I never really do) 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 1/2 cup milk 2 Tbsp cooking oil
Heat your griddle.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa and salt in medium sized bowl. Add in the egg, cooking oil and milk. I like to use my whisk. You just want to moisten all the ingredients. I use my 1/4 measuring cup to pour my batter onto the griddle. When the bubbles appear, those little bad boys are ready to flip.
I then took a cup of icing sugar and added just enough water to make it into a syrup.
For my family of 6 I double this recipe.
Oreo Pancakes were a hit!