As a lot of people always say, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." I couldn't agree enough. After a good night (or bad night) sleep, I'll wake up - most of the time - feeling hungry. During weekdays, most of the time I don't have enough time to prepare a proper breakfast for myself - probably just a cup of Milo and a breakfast bar. Then off to school I'd be. As for weekends, I am more often than not found sleeping all the way until noon to catch up the lost sleep. And by that time I'll cook brunch... or lunch, so no breakfast for me. ):
So when I have to wake up early on Saturday, I know I can make some breakfast for myself. And I'm craving for pancakes. So I made some. In the past I bought some pancake mix and it tasted pretty horrible because they are not fluffy. They are dense and have a very strong floury taste. I'm not sure if it's because of the mix or because of my skills, but since then I haven't really eaten any pancakes. But after seeing Pioneer Woman's assurance about her Perfect Pancakes, I'm tempted to make my own pancakes. And I'm so glad I did! These pancakes are really fluffy and yummy.
I almost wanted to buy some maple syrup specially for these pancakes but I resisted the idea. I'm not a huge fan of maple syrup and we don't use maple syrup anywhere else besides pairing it with pancakes, so I used honey instead, which I still find it acceptable. And while making the pancakes, I decided to play around and throw in some blueberries and chocolate into the batter. Did not make a big difference to the taste but it's pretty fun. Haha.
Fruits, to me, are important partners with pancakes. I think they just add more colour to the plain brown pancakes. I've read recipes somewhere that some people will soak the fruits with a little balsamic vinegar and sugar and serve them with the pancakes. I have yet to try it because I just couldn't find balsamic vinegar in the supermarkets I've been to. I guess it can wait!
My pancakes does look funny in the photos, don't they (as compared to Pioneer Woman's)? I know normal pancakes are supposed to be browned all over, but mine are only browned only at certain edges, I guess I didn't spread the batter out enough! I halved the original recipe that Pioneer Woman provided and using ¼-cup scoop, I made 8 pancakes. But eating 4 pancakes with all the fruits really make me super bloated. Haha but I ended up being a happy girl for the rest of the day. (:
Oh and besides the fact that the pancakes made my day, I went to Nuffnang's first Bloggers Symposium. It's a bloggers gathering hosted by various bloggers to teach us how to have better blogs. Naturally I signed up for the one hosted by a foodie - ieatishootipost. It's a very informative symposium - I've learned more about blogging, and also a little bit on photography. I do hope I can put what I've learned during the symposium into this blog! (:
At the symposium I made new friends too! A fellow foodie Lilian and fashion traveller Leanne, who's all the way from Australia! Like, how cool is that? 😀 I do hope there are more of these bloggers symposium to go to so that I can meet more new friends. It will be so fun! (:
And with that, I'll leave you off here. A poor student like me has to go study! ): The recipe is by Pioneer Woman, so go get it here! Give it a try, and let me know if you love it! (:
Happy eating! (: