Monday, July 23, 2007

The View From Up Here.....


Sometimes I think the best feature of my kitchen is the view. If Edward Hopper were alive, and a had a ridiculous quantity of extra cash lying around, I would commission him to paint a painting of it -- enlarged to fit over the bed or a mantle.

Other times, I think the best feature of my kitchen is my husband! Sunday morning I realized that we had neither liquid milk nor eggs, so breakfast was looking like a challenge. But my hubby is the King of Pancakes, and undaunted by the lack of eggs forged ahead, making these delicious peanut butter chocolate chip pancakes:

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Using a baking mix that calls for eggs and water or milk:

1 3/4 c. pancake mix
1 T. cinnamon (optional, but a good addition...trust me!)
1 c. water
1 t. vanilla
1/4 c. peanut butter
3/4 c. chocolate chips

Using a fork, mix together the pancake mix and cinnamon. Stir in the water and vanilla. Fold in the peanut butter, incorporating completely, and then fold in the chocolate chips. On a preheated griddle, ladle on batter to form 4 inch circles. Using a spatula, push chocolate chips to disperse evenly throughout the pancakes. Turn when bubbles pop but stay open.

Serve with maple or chocolate syrup!

Makes 8-10 4-inch pancakes.

2 comments:

Martha said...

These sound very interesting - I'll have to try them!

I'm adding your blog to my list o'blogs to read. I'm not cooking in a small space, but it's always nice to find new recipes! (My new cooking blog is throwingspoons.livejournal.com, if you're inclined to check it out.)

djm said...

mmm.. that sounds soo good.. doesn't help i'm starving right now practicaly and without much of anything in the house. Can't Wait to go grocery shopping!

And to be honest, before i read your entry i saw the picture of your window, and at first i thought it WAS a painting lol.