Thursday, February 24, 2011
Answering Your Questions - Breakfast
The other mornings, except Sundays, I make pancake batter, usually the night before. Here is what I do ~
I don't measure anything. I simply take one of our stainless steel pans and fill it with milk, probably about 3 cups. Then add 5 of our chickens' eggs. Next I pour in white and wheat flours along with a small amount of cornmeal. I add about 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of salt, 2 T. of oil, and 3 T. of sweetener.
I then use a whisk and mix it all together. Put the cover on the pan and then in the refrigerator it goes until the morning.
We rarely have maple syrup as it is not in our budget. When company comes or a birthday we do buy some. Other than that we look forward to our own syrup. However, the maples here on our homestead were very crowded by others trees and did not get adequate light to grow a solid base, and instead grew tall and skinny. We have thinned out around them and hope that our sap production will increase each year. Last year we got about 2 quarts.
When we don't have syrup, we use jelly, yogurt, flax, butter, cinnamon, or a sprinkling of sugar.
On Sundays Mike cooks scrambled eggs and bacon.
I look forward to learning about your breakfasts.