It’s a new year and for me that means new starts, new dreams, and new hopes. We should always strive to have our spirits high, but there is something about new beginnings that give me the strength and motivation to do and be better. It’s a time where I am grateful for all I have but is also a time where my ambitious self starts listing all the things I would like to accomplish. When I say ‘ambitious’ I don’t mean it in the greedy sense of the word, but with the perspective that we should have projects, aspirations and set dates to whatever we want to achieve. Close your eyes, picture it, and go for it.
And what do I want to accomplish? well, too many things if you ask me, but in regards to this blog, some of my new year’s goals are:
Build an office – it would be nice to have a creative area for myself where I can feel I have arrived at HungryFoodLove central, the headquarters of all things HungryFoodLove. A place where I can be productive and that can be as comfortable as my couch but where I won’t end up falling asleep.
Grow my reach – so far I am beyond amazed at the response I have received from you. Your comments, your likes and all the visits I get from around the world just blow me away. But why stop there, I want your neighbor to read this, your high school teacher, your best friend, your mother, everyone. So please spread the word, share this recipe with others, connect with me via facebook, twitter, pinterest and instagram. Ohh, and you can subscribe to the blog too.
Start raising funds – if you have read the Hungry section of this blog, you may have noticed that my heart aches for impoverished children. It is a life goal of mine to share the bountifulness of the world with those that have less, particularly kids in the Dominican Republic, where I am from. I am currently still finding ways of doing so and there is a lead that hopefully becomes very real in 2013. If you have any ideas on how to support this effort, would like to help, or can put me in contact with someone that works on fundraising, please let me know.
Get a new camera – currently I have a Canon SX-40HS. While it has a super lens and it helps me take good pictures it is still a simple point and shoot and is not as awesome as the Nikon D3200 I used to shoot this Swedish Pancakes. Aren’t these pictures so crisp? I still have much to learn about photography, lighting and so on; but this, hungry food lovers, was an effortless photo shoot. It was awesomeness after awesomeness with each and every click. What do you think?
I think these raspberries look mighty delicious. I just want to grab them through the screen.
Well lets move on to the recipe part of this post, as I am just getting more and more hungry as I see the pictures.
This Swedish Pancakes recipe is different than regular pancakes in that the batter calls for many more eggs.
The result is a lighter batter that creates thinner pancakes almost like crepes.
You stack each pancake on top of each other, sprinkling powered sugar in between.
You can stack them as high as you would like but eight seems reasonable to me.
Sprinkle some more powered sugar on top and add some berries, syrup or any other accompaniment you would like.
Berries and real maple syrup seemed just perfect to me.
Swedish Pancakes – yields 8
1 1/2 cups milk
3/4 cup sifted flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons melted butter
Beat eggs and milk together Add flour, sugar and salt to the eggs mixture combining well. Add melted butter and mix well.
In a buttered skillet, pour as much mixture as needed to coat with a thin layer the bottom of the skillet about 1/2 cup for a 6” skillet. Cook for a minute or so until bottom side feels solid and turn once cooking the other side for one more minute.
Stack each pancake on top of each other sprinkling powered sugar in between layers.
*Recipe from a Swedish family cookbook.