Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Banana Buttermilk Pancakes



Being engaged to us means that it is preparation time for marriage. Yes, there is a wedding to plan (or 3 celebrations for that matter), but we rather get the marriage part right. A blink of an eye and we are engaged for nearly 9 months now, another 8 more months to go before we become Mr and Mrs, truly amazing times ahead of us.

This weekend, we are going for our first marriage preparation session. I refuse to call it "counseling"-especially since I'm in that profession myself! Counseling usually denotes that something has gone wrong, which I do not think it is necessary true (for any sense) but that is just the tail of my work hazard behavior peeking out. It will be good to sit on the other side of the chair and gain a perspective of our relationship and our personality traits. I'm really looking forward to it.

A few weeks ago, AR said he would like to prepare a breakfast celebration for us... How sweet, I thought..

And then the next sentence...

"Could you make the batter for pancakes please?"

DOH!

Turns out he remembered that I dislike package pancake mix, and given that it was a weekday morning, he didn't want to appear lost in the kitchen and wake me up at 5:30am. (hint-i will probably be very grumpy).


Oh alright. It's the thought that counts and so I did the mix the night before and he cooked a batch up the next morning. I have been wanting to try this recipe for some time now, especially since it came out of ABC Delicious magazine, out from "Cafe food". They invited cafes to send in their most popular recipes and this was one of the featured ones. Amazingly simple to make and one that will wow your loved ones. AR absolutely enjoyed the whipped palm sugar butter which I thought was an unique touch. I like the chunky banana slices in the pancakes rather than the mashed version. We kept the batter for 2-3 mornings, only folding in slices of banana just before the cooking process. Makes the early morning more appealing to wake up to.

As for us, well....I suppose it is a partnership alright. I make the batter, he wakes up early on a workday to cook up the pancakes. =) Fair enough!




Banana Buttermilk Pancakes with Palm Sugar Butter
(serves 4-6)
35 grams of grated palm sugar
100 grams of unsalted butter softend
1 egg
2 1/2 cup (620ml) of buttermilk
1 tsp of canola oil
2 large ripen bananas, sliced
450 grams flour
1 1/2 tbs of brown sugar
1 1/2 tbs bicarb soda
icing sugar
fruits to serve with

1) Palm sugar butter- beat palm sugar and butter till light and fluffy. Chill.

2) Whisk egg, buttermilk, oil in large bowl. Stir in banana pieces. Sieve flour into a separate bowl and add in brown sugar, soda and inch of salt. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix with wooden spoon.

3) Heat greased pan. Add 1/3 cup of batter into pan and cook 2-3 minutes till bubbles appear. Turn and cook for 1 minute till golden. Keep warm while you whip up the rest of the pancakes.

4) Serve with fruits, honey/syrup/ice-cream and palm-sugar butter.

16 comments:

tigerfish said...

Well, at least, he thought of preparing breakfast! That's sweet enough :)

Tummythoz said...

If someone will get up at 5.30am to make me breakfast, pass me the flour!

Life for Beginners said...

Oh, the butter batter does beat up a beautiful banter... between two blissful beaus... ;)

SIG said...

Wow yum. I forgot all about my batter in the fridge lol. I wanted to get some bananas actually to add to the batter and I just got them. ;) So lovely of AR. Mine won't do it even if I prepared the batter. You are lucky.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Man, these pancakes look absolutely yummy! Love the palm sugar butter too, yum!

Little Inbox said...

Hmm...these Banana Buttermilk Pancakes will definitely suit my taste.

noobcook said...

wow ...3 celebrations! hehe how nice of AR to prepare breakfast for u ... I don't think my dishwasher will ever do that lol!!

Ms. _______ 2 be ! said...

Mmmm I love eating buttermilk pancakes.

Kevin said...

Those pancakes look good! I am going to have to try the palm sugar butter.

mikky said...

wow... thanks for sharing your recipe... will have to try your palm sugar butter soon... :)

Jude said...

Now that's what I call breakfast. So interested in the palm sugar butter.

Beachlover said...

oh!! so nice and sweet AR want to prepare you breakfast!! My hubby ask me what I want for breakfast at Mc D,that all he know how to get me for breakfast!!pathetic!!

daphne said...

tigerfish- he is a very very sweet guy. =)

tummythoz-hehehe. That's very true!

little corner-I love this recipe! One of my fav pancakes I think!

little inbox- =)

sig-hehe. thanks babe! Yes yes, I'm very very lucky!

noobcook- u hv to pester him! =)

kelvin-oh u hv to! It's lovely.

mikky-no worries! =) thanks for dropping by.

jude- yeah! It's nice.

beachlover-at least he buys u mc's breakie! That's really sweet of him.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

ohmygod! i loveee this idea! and how sweet it is to wake up smelling the scent of these beauties...mmmmmmm

btw, there's no way i'm cookin up something like this on a weekday morning hehehe

hats off to AR!

Dee said...

I love pancakes! But I really dig the idea of that palm sugar butter :)

Nick said...

Ooooh....These sound fantabulous. I need to try putting buttermilk in my pancakes.

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