Breakfast for dinner

We’ve all done it. Don’t act like you haven’t had pancakes or waffles for dinner before. You won’t admit it (or maybe you will) because you are afraid that it is wrong. Like eating dessert for breakfast. Who hasn’t had a piece of cake for brekkie? Why am I using this British word? (because it’s English–ha ha–get it?) Anyway…last night I had pancakes for dinner and it was fantastic. They were chocolate chip pancakes. No syrup required. These were more like chocolate chips with pancake batter. Uh, yeah…that was actually just the last one because all the chips sank to the bottom of the bowl and didn’t pour out evenly like I wanted. I should’ve just added them as I went, but clearly, I was being lazy. But it didn’t matter because I was the only one eating them. Pancakes for one. Which reminds me of a song. And since I’ve been about posting videos lately, I will post a video of the song it reminds me of. Maybe next time you have pancakes (no matter what time it is) you’ll think of this song. Or not. Whatevs. Enjoy your breakfast.

Pancakes for one: the quick bread test.

I wanted to make pancakes, but I know that usually the batter recipes call for 1 egg, and therefore, it is hard to divide a recipe small enough for just one (pan-size) pancake. So, I looked in the book, Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking by Michael Ruhlman and saw that muffin batter and pancake batter are the same except that muffins have twice the fat than pancakes. So, I made the pancake batter and the pancake for myself, and then added some more butter to the mix and spooned the batter into a muffin tin and baked in a 350ºF oven. They were blueberry-corn pancake/muffins so they had an interesting texture, and I definitely added too many blueberries (anyone want some muffin with those blueberries?) so they were tart and moist. But overall, a successful experiment.