Friday, November 6, 2009

Pancake Friday

Friday, the first day of my weekend. It doesn't behave like a Sunday here in Israel, but its not a regular day either.

Lately, I've been trying to do more on Thursday to get ready for Shabbat, so that I can relax more on Friday; that is to say not be as stressed out and constantly snap at the kids to help out. Which isn't such a good deal for them because now I snap at them both Thursday and Friday.

What can I say? Life's tough. Get a helmet.

Which is not to say that Fridays are a complete washout. On longer days we do manage to get to the beach or the pool, or to visit an interesting place. On shorter days when I've done alot of prep on Thursday, we are more relaxed (okay, I'm the one that's more relaxed) and I allow Liat to make us pancakes for lunch. Yes, I do her the huge favor of letting her mess up the kitchen more before I clean it.
And so today, still basking in the afterglow of the Yankee Win, we had yummy pancakes for lunch. Nothing fancy, mind you. But they hit the spot.

Friday Pancakes ala Casa Baila


1 egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup milk
1 TBS. sugar
2 TBS. vegetable oil
1 TBS. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt


In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together, breaking up any lumps. Pour batter onto hot griddle (Liat used a Teflon pan). Flip pancakes when the edges appear cooked and the batter bubbles on top. Douse in maple syrup, if you're into that sort of thing (I'm not, but everyone else here is). Serve immediately, because if you don't, they'll get eaten anyway.

Enjoy and have a Shabbat Shalom/great weekend.


mother in israel said...

Pictures too! You must be really relaxed. :)
Shabbat shalom.

Risa Tzohar said...

I need a "like" button here for my comment!

Mrs. S. said...

Don't you love ulpanot where the girls have off on Fridays? It's nice having free slave labor- oops, I mean, it's nice having quality time to bond with one's daughters...

Anonymous said...

I have always loved pancakes, one of my friends from work told me about this mix called Krusteaz, it is amazing. cant really find it around here so she picks it up for me in Jersey. I make pancakes a lot on sunday mornings.


Ross4Teflon said...

Hi Baila - Thanks for recommending using a Teflon pan while making your pancakes. I represent DuPont and it's always a pleasure to see people recommending our products in their recipes.

If you are interested in some other recipes or great cookbooks to look at for your blog, drop me an email and I would be glad to help you out! Thanks. Cheers, Ross

Batya said...

Did you send it to KCC?

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Waffles only!!!!