Saturday, February 28, 2015

Chai Spiced Pancakes

Until earlier this week, there had been a lamp at the bottom of my closet for over a year.  It belonged to a former roommate.

I messaged her a week ago to see if she still wanted it, and she didn't.  I gave it away a few days ago.  In the past month, I have given away or sold a guitar, a printer, and two lamps.

Getting rid of stuff is therapeutic.  My room feels more spacious and less cluttered.

I have so many pancake recipes on my blog.  Why not add another?  The base recipe came from allrecipes, but I add chai spices.  Chai spices are cinnamon, ginger, cardamon, allspice, and pepper.

The ingredients are 3/4 cup milk, 2 tablespoons white vinegar, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons white sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons melted butter, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground ginger, 1 teaspoon cardamon, 1/2 teaspoon allspice, and 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper.

I combined the milk and vinegar and set it aside for five minutes.  In a bowl, I combined the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, inger, cardamon, allspice and ground pepper.

I whisked the dry ingredients together.

I added the melted butter and egg into the milk mixture.

I poured the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and whisked.

I poured a fourth of a cup of the pancake batter into a hot and greased skillet. I flipped the pancakes when the edges looked a little dry and bubbles were forming in the center of the pancake.

This recipe makes an exceptional and fluffy pancake.  I have used the recipe before, and the pancakes always come out light and soft.

 The chai spices were aromatic and pleasant.  I am accustomed to eating chai spices in sweet desserts.  These pancakes were not sweet, and I would have preferred more sugar.  Next time I will use four tablespoons of sugar instead of two.

Overall, these were satisfying and tasty.  

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