First Blog Entry! Woo! This is an exciting time.
As a first time blogger, I was pondering about the subject of my first blog entry. I was also debating what type of overall subject I wanted my blog to entail. As a designer, I should stick with design related topics, correct?
As I continue to think and debate with myself, for now you will get a pancake recipe ^.^
I love making pancakes, especially when I make them for other people. This time they were for my boyfriend, which he loves of course. Mid-way while I was making these pancakes, i had the sudden notion to make a blog entry about it – the first one (solely because I had no idea what to start off with). Hence, I failed to have ALL the step-by-step pictures for this so bear with me.
Most of the time I make them from scratch, but one day I got lazy so I used Aunt Jemima™ instead. Have no fear folks because I will also add the pancake recipe I usually use for your benefit. The serving sizes may vary depending on how big you want your pancakes.
FROM SCRATCH (Makes 21):
- 1 1/4 Cup Flour
- 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
- 1 Tablespoon Sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Beaten Egg
- 1 Cup Milk
- 1 1/2 Tablespoon Oil
- 2 bars of KitKat (You can adjust this amount to your liking)
Follow the directions as stated in Aunt Jemima™ box to create the mixture. Stop before putting the mix on the stove – we will get to that later!
For the scratch peeps: add the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl with a wooden spoon or whisk. Make sure all dry ingredients are completely combined. Add the Beaten Egg, Milk and Oil with the dry ingredients and mix until you get a gooey texture with no lumps.
Now onto the Kit Kat!
Because my boyfriend and I love geen tea, we got this awesome green tea Kit Kat back when we were in the Japanese airport (we were on vacation in the Philippines)! you can use any Kit Kat you like or any chocolate bar for that matter!
Unwrap the Kit Kat from the wrapper and place the chocolate bar in bowl. Crush with a spoon to your heart’s content!
Now get a pan ready on the stove. Turn on the stove to medium high setting and make sure to spray some non-stick cooking spray onto the pan to prep. My mom used to put about of teaspoon of butter, but it’s your call!
Once the pan is hot, get your pancake mixture and scoop a ladle full of mix onto the pan. How much mixture you put onto the pan is up to you depending on how big or small you want your pancakes. Afterwards, place some crushed bits of Kit Kat onto the pancake blob.
To make sure the Kit Kat doesn’t burn on your pan, scoop a little more pancake mixture and drizzle it onto the pancake blob so it looks like this:
Once the top looks like it has some bubbles, start flipping with your spatula! You should be getting a nice golden brown color.
Once both sides are done, start applauding yourself because you made your first Kit Kat pancake of the day! Repeat until all the pancake mixture is gone from your bowl.
But what does pancakes have to do with design? Everything. If you are like me, then you know that design is everywhere. The very root of it is problem-solving. I had a problem – finishing the rest of my Kit Kat bars. Solution – make it into a breakfast item. Huzzah!
Not bad for a first blog post, right?
I will be adding more posts like these in the future along with other new experiences I find amazing. In the meantime I would love to hear your feedback!