Monday, 9 April 2007

I woke up this morning...

...there was only one thing on my mind, apart from the obvious - that's assumed, I mean pancakes. Being a non-christian I only know what I learned in school about Easter and such things (other than a short sermon from minky), so in my mind the pancake caper and the whole Easter business is more less one thing. My problem with Easter is I'm not very good at eating chocolate (I like it but I quickly get queasy if I eat "too much", too much for me is a fairly measly amount by most people's standards).

The thought of the Easter chocolate mountain makes my mouth water, in that way it does shortly before a good chunder. All in all, I prefer savoury to sweet. Fortunately, the pancake presents the perfect solution, I can manage a savoury pancake followed by a sweet one. This morning I had one pancake with fried onions, fried ham, cheddar and tzatziki followed by a second with kiwi fruit, strawberries and spray cream.

Other favourites include ice-cream, chocolate sauce and of course, maple syrup. Scrambled eggs and bacon. I've heard some people like Lemon juice and sugar but I've never tried it. So, that lead me think "I wonder what else would make a good pancake recipe?"

I imagine fish fingers and beans could be good, chips (fries), chicken curry or tandoori chicken, any curry, sweet and sour pork, chilli con carne, lemon sorbet, mango's and cream with chocolate sauce.

Any other suggestions will be gratefully received. If you want to try any of the above suggestions let me know how it goes.

6 comments:

gddik said...

I agree about pancakes - they are so neutral that they provide the perfect platform for just about anything.

Your imagination is already running riot, so why not just see what you've got in the larder, and give it a go? You never know, it may just work.

Cherry pie filling with ice cream is a favourite of mine. Not original, I know, but it is good.

But - don't get me salivating over the sweet stuff! (I've managed to limit my Easter-celebratory indulgence to just two profiteroles...)

A couple of months ago, I dipped my toe into the deep-fried Mars bar pond, out of sheer curiosity. (I got my son to share it with me, so it wasn't quite as heart-attack inducing as it might have been.) Much to my surprise, it kind of worked - not nearly as sickly as I expected.

I won't be making a habit of it, though...

MKWM said...

I also prefer savoury to sweet. The Belgian classic is to have them with "cassonade" (no lemon for me), which is a kind of brown sugar. Measly amounts of chocolate now and again, white one being my favourite.

Spent Easter Sunday with a friend and former colleague, wandering downtown and I took quite a lot of pics, by the way. We had crêpes Mikado (ice-cream and chocolate sauce) and went to an Indian restaurant in the evening -that was my first time ever, it was about time... Very nicely decorated restaurant and the food was excellent. After a first dish with several delicious little things, she had lamb Bhuna and I had lamb with okra, washed down with sweet lassi. Lady's fingers, hmmmm, I love those, they make a very popular Greek dish too.

Okra pancake, perhaps?
Why not... anything goes.

MKWM said...

ooops, me again, forgot to mention I'm pleased to see myself linked, thanks.

JJ, I'm not sure about the conformity of that turban... ;-)

JolietJake said...

gddik! deep fried mars bars? have you read your blog lately? I'm begging to wonder...

minky what's the name of that restauraunt, I'm always on the lookout for a good Indian. Don't know about okra pancakes but you've given me an idea... I could just put the chocolate sauce on the Lady's Fingers, yum... if she'd get off the phone for five minutes

MKWM said...

I had to go through resto.be to find the name. All I had stored in mind was the location. OK, I admit it, the street number too... So it was Les Feux de Bengale, rue des Eperonniers 69, 1000 Bruxelles. Indo-Pakistanese cuisine they say, as if I had noticed, I haven't got a clue. There were Hindu customers who seemed to enjoy the food as much as we did. So if they liked it, it must be really good, I gather they can tell what the "real stuff" is.
We were like sitting under a tent, "windows" open enabling us to see paintings of camels and other lovely landscapes.

My friend told me she usually goes to SHEZAN, (Indian - Pakistan - Indo-Pakistanese cuisine), Chaussé de Wavre 120, Ixelles, which is very good too and somewhat cheaper than the restaurant we discoverd yesterday.

Well then, keep fingers crossed for the Lady to hang off!

gddik said...

gddik! deep fried mars bars? have you read your blog lately? I'm begging to wonder...

Well I did say it was a couple of months ago. That was before (and typical of eating bhaviour responsible for) my current blogging subject matter...

Also, it was only half a Mars bar, a one off, and I couldn't resist finding out what it was like. My curiosity is now sated.

I'm a reformed character, honest.