Puffy pancakes and endless runs to the supermarket
I don´t go to supermarkets no more, I am so tired of those big stores full of shit…processed shit. I have a small local, organic store I go to. They have Icelandic veggies and good stuff from Sicily and from an organic farm in England.
They have a great stone milled flour from Marino. That is a real flour. I recommend you read the book Cooked by Michael Pollan and especially the chapter about bread. Don´t buy the cheapest processed flour that has been vitamin added because the have taken all the nutrition out if by too much processing… (READ THAT BOOK! It is good).
I used to go to the supermarket all the time and stock up on canned stuff that usually ended up expired on my shelves. Now I shop fresh stuff only. Even my spice rack was full of expired spices since I never used them. Now I don´t buy spices even, just salt, pepper and good oregano. I use fresh herbs.
I could go on and on about processed food….when you buy canned salsa, vacuum packed tortillas,supermarket roasted chicken and burrito spice blend in a pack …and go home to mix it all together you are NOT cooking from scratch! Enough babbbbling…It is just good to be aware of what you are eating. There is a joke in Iceland now: It has only rained twice this summer. First for 23 days and then for 45. As I sit here now this morning, the rain is pouring down. What else to do on a rainy and windy day but spend it in the kitchen. I have few things lined up. For lunch A PIZZA! I´ve got top quality ingredients for it. I have rhubarb curd I´ve got to do something with. I went to the fish store yesterday and got all kind of fresh fish, salted cod, haddock to make the famous Icelandic stew called Plokkfiskur, a Blue Ling that I have not decided what to do with and a fresh cod for dinner tonight that I will roll up in a batter and deep fry Spanish style.
The rain is at least good for the garden and the flowers…
If you want something nice and easy for brunch this is a super easy and mess free recipe….have a great weekend.
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup good flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3-4 tablespoon butter
Heat the oven to 200°c. Put in a oven proof dish with the butter. Mix together eggs, milk, flour and salt with an electric mixer. Take out the oven proofed dish with the now melted butter …WARNING, IT IS HOT 🙂 Pour the pancake mix in the dish on top of the butter. Put back in the oven for about 17 minutes. Serve warm with something sweet or savory, bacon, smoked salmon, fruits, jam…