Best thing about days off: When you manage to get out of bed at a reasonable hour to cook up a luxury breakfast in shape of a pancake pile!
Makes 12-15 American style pancakes.
→ 3 dl dairy free milk
→ ½ dl vegetable oil
→ 1 dl aqua faba
→ 1 tbsp brown sugar
→ 2 tsp vanilla extract
→ 2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar (alt. white wine vinegar)
→ vegan butter for frying
→ 3,5 dl flour
→ 2 tsp baking powder
→ ½ tsp bicarb soda
→ a pinch of salt
First beat the aquafaba and brown sugar in electric mixer for a couple of minutes until stiff peaks are formed. Meanwhile, mix your dry and wet ingredients in two seperate bowls. Add the dry mix to the wet ingredients and fold gently to combine, avoid excessive stirring. Finally, fold in the AF fluff.
Heat a skillet on medium heat for a couple of minutes, then reduce to low, melt the vegan butter and add approximately ½ dl of the batter per pancake. Fry for about 3 minutes on each side, until bubbles start to appear on the top.
Serve drizzled with freshly squeed lemon juice and maple syrup.
Tip: Try not to flip the pancakes more than once, as the more you flip - the dryer the pancake.
... And on a completely different note - My 2017 Aims:
I hope you have not tired of reading summaries regarding the new year and its possibilities. Personally, I find it rather inspiring and these ideas are what I have jotted down in my notebook the past weeks. Things to complete or aim for the upcoming 12 months:
- Crochet a blanket out of granny squares.
As seen amongst the interiors of character Mickey's house in the netflix series Love. I want one! Just need to get my patience act together, as I think that might be a main ingredient.
- Practise hand lettering more.
I have spent so much money on buying pens the past months, but I suppose it is like spending money on theraphy. Because that is exactly what it feels like, getting into a flow of doodles and brush writing and have hands covered in coloured lines when you are done.
- Bathe in the North Sea.
This is sort of a bucket list thing. Even though Scotland and beaches might not be exactly synonyms, I survey the North Sea every working day and it would be pretty cool to have taken an actual dip in it!
- Eat properly.
By this I mean I want to make the effort of eating 3 meals a day. I have always a breakfast person but have started neglecting that the past couple of months in before → very fragile, hangry duckling come the afternoon!
- Get inked.
(Hi mum!) I have not one but two tats planned out, just need to make an appointment at this point.
- Stretch properly. And often.
Pretty self-explanatory. But as Seinabo would sing, ain't getting any younger...
- Not consume on impulse, nor any brand new garments.
To make a long story short - I do not want to purchase anything from a store chain for the entire year, but rather look for it - that thing that I believe I "need" - in op shops. (In terms of underwear and socks I am still to decide whether this will apply.)
- Watch Earthlings in full.
Can you imagine the horrors of this documentary and its imagery when I have tried but failed to finish it 3 times. I never make it longer than half way through. It just breaks my heart, but still I want to finish it because I do not think ignorance is bliss.
- Travel to Japan.
Also hoping to make at least another trip before the year ends, but final destination isyet to be confirmed. Perhaps another one around the Highlands.