in attempt to satiate a burgeoning late-night hunger, i took it upon myself to do what i so rarely do: cook. i am not one to be hemmed in by recipes or the "recommended" ingredient sizes therein. i am much too spontaneous to be bothered by that. when i cook, i prefer to freestyle whenever possible. take tonight's entree, for example.
what started off as an attempt at low-carb homemade pancakes turned into something much more special. for the benefit of all other hungry souls reading this, i have provided the recipe.
Jared Jemima's Magical Mystery Pancakes
1/2 cup low-carb baking mix
1/2 tbsp. canola oil
1-2 cups skim milk
1/2 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
approx. 1/2-3/4 cup ground flax seed
approx. 1/2-1 cup whole wheat flour
a dash or two of ground cinnamon
a light squirting of organic blue agave
put ingredients in a bowl. smoosh. oil skillet. heat skillet until hot. add pancake goo. heat for about a minute and then flip. heat until pancake is greyish-brown. repeat as desired. makes about 8 silver dollar pancakes.
my pancakes produced a unique flavor. the pancakes tasted as if only the skim milk and flour had combined and nothing else. the resulting flavor was almost like a solid wafer of water. the pancakes had a distinctive grey/brown color and a uniquely chewy texture. the pancakes make a puzzling squishing sound when bitten into and have a tendency to slide around the plate, particularly when lubricated with syrup. the pancakes have a rather contradictory temperament, for although they have a squishy, almost nerf-ball like texture, they are simultaneously edible. these pancakes are best served as a breakfast entree, afternoon snack or as a cure for constipation. this dish is best served with lots of syrup.