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American Pancakes

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Sunday is just way too close to Monday hence it’s a perfect day for comfort food. My husband usually cook (all the meals), so this morning I wanted to make him some American Pancakes as a reward πŸ™‚

There are so many recipes out there (calling themselves the best pancake recipe) which made me kind of indecisive of which one to use. Pancakes are quite easy to make anyway so at the end I combined a few recipes hoping for the best results. This recipe is great if you don’t have any buttermilk or sour milk at home.

(recipe(s) from Allrecipes.com)

Serving: makes 8 pancakes

Prep time: 15 min

Cook time: 15 min

Ingredients:

– 3/4 cup of milk (180 ml)

– 1 cup of all purpose flour (125g)

– 2tbs white vinegar

– 2tbs castor sugar

– 1tsp baking powder

– 1tsp baking soda

– 1tsp vanilla sugar

– 1/2tsp salt

– 1 egg

– 2tbs melted (and cooled) butter

– mixed berries, icing sugar and maple syrup

Instructions:

1. Mix the milk and vinegar together and let it set for 5-10 min. Thereafter add the egg and butter in the milk.

2. Mix all the dried ingredients in a mixing bowl and add it to the milk and whisk until smooth (don’t over stir/mix it or else the pancakes will become dense instead of fluffy).

3. Heat the frying pan to medium heat and spray it with a cooking spray (optional, I didn’t use any spray). Pour 2-3 tbs of batter onto the frying pan and flip over when bubbles appear on the surface and cook for 1-2 min or until the other side turns golden brown.

Do keep the pancakes in an oven (around 50 degrees C) until they’re ready to serve.Β Top the pancakes with berries, icing sugar, maple syrup or your any topping you prefer.

Enjoy!

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Scones for Sunday Brunch

Sunday is way too close to Monday Blues and what’s better than a Sunday brunch to make us forget about it for a second πŸ™‚

This morning I made scones, scrambled eggs, pancakes and roasted tomatoes and more for my our Sunday Brunch. It was a lot this morning and it was a shame that I didn’t get the chance to take pictures of everything so let’s stick to scones this time and I’ll share other recipes next time. πŸ™‚

Classic scones (yields 6 scones)

Recipe from Delicious Days (I didn’t add any dried fruits to my scones)

Ingredients:

200g (roughly 3dl) flour of all purpose

1.5 tsp baking powder

2.5 tbsp granulated sugar

05. tsp salt

60g of cold (refrigerated) butter

140ml (roughly 1.5dl of milk)

1 egg beat with 1tbsp milk (for brushing the scones)

Instructions:

1. Heat the oven 220C degrees. Line a tray with parchment paper. I prepared the dough by hand because I like to feel the consistency of the dough to make sure it’s “right”.

2. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Cut the butter in small pieces and add to the dry ingredients. Rub the butter and the dry ingredients with your finger tips until you get small crumbs (see picture for reference). Then add milk and mix it well until it’s well combined with the “butter crumbs”. If it’s still too wet, add a little flour.

3. Flour a board and slightly knead the dough 3-5 times (don’t over-knead or else the scones will be very tough and dry).

4. Dip a round shaped cookie-cutter into some flour and cut out 2-3cm thick rounds and place them on the parchment paper. Try not to twist your cookie-cutter or else the scones will rise unevenly – very good tip that I got from this recipe, but I kind of missed this part until I finished cutting out the scones hehe

5. Beat the egg and the milk and brush it on to tops of the scones.

6. Place the tray in the middle rack of the oven and bake the scones for 13-15 min (I baked them for 15 min). Let them cool for a few min. and serve with preferable clotted cream and jam/marmalade. I had to use whipped cream since it’s very difficult to get a hold of clotted cream in Sweden.

Happy Sunday, enjoy!

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