“Cooking is like love, it should be entered into with abandon or not at all.”
Harriet Van Horne, Vogue, October 1956
Happy Valentine’s Day! The Foodie family aren’t huge romantics, so this day often whooshes by with just a greeting of acknowledgment, and attended to like any other day.
But this V-Day, Ms. Foodie decided to be different (shocker!) and made Mr. Foodie his favorite meal: Pancakes. But these ones came straight from the heart, in the shape of a heart!
Ms. Foodie has tried lots of pancake recipes, and they never live up to the hype. So I came up with a few of my own. This simple Pancake Mix Recipe uses the following ingredients:
2 cups Flour
1/4 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt.
1/3 cup oil (Canola, Vegetable Oil)
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
1 and 1/4 cup of milk (you can substitute Buttermilk or Almond Milk).
Ms. Foodie sifts the dry ingredients together, then I mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. I create a little well in the dry ingredients, then lightly pour the wet mixture in stages, mixing well at each pour. You don’t want to over mix the batter though–lumps are good!
Ms. Foodie does not own a heart-shaped mold (that lack of romance thing), so I carefully placed the batter into a non-stick skillet to form little heart shapes. Ms. Foodie found that this got easier and more precise with each heart.
Ms. Foodie threw some frozen berries (minus strawberries–Mr. Foodie is allergic) into Maple Syrup, and warmed it, then melted some Butter in a separate server. Nothing makes homemade Pancakes happier than warm Butter and Syrup!
So from this non-romantic, to the romantics of the world, have a loved-filled day, and Eat Heart-ty!