Sunday, February 07, 2010

Pancake and Porridge

We received more than a foot high of snow yesterday. I was snowed in the house. A family came to the door and offer to shovel our driveway for $30. We accepted their offer. There are too much snow to shovel just the two of us.
They did a good job given just 10 minutes to finish the area. It seems sufficient they did it just around the house and not the whole walkway. We have the longest walkway to deal with.
I would be happy as long as my car could go in and out of the driveway. When snowed in the house like this, nothing is comforting than to have pancakes for our breakfast. My pancake was loaded with fresh apples and top off with some cinnamon and sugar. It was the best pancake I have ever made.
I am using a regular pancake mix. One cup of pancake mix with 3/4 cup of water. Whisk it well. This batter yield 4 pieces of 5 inches in diameter pancakes.
I cored, skinned off of an apple. I was using the green apple. Then I diced the apple thinly.
I was also using a ready to use cinnamon sugar sprinkles.
Melt 2 tablespoons salted butter in the non stick pan.
Pour 1/4 of the batter. Let the heat on medium low.
Once the pancake bubble at the top, layer it evenly with diced apple.
Then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
After about 3 minutes, turn the pancake to the other side.
Let it cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
Serve warm with some maple syrup. The First magazine said maple syrup is the secret ingredients to lose weight.
As for lunch, I was having a bowl of warm porridge. I garnished this porridge with some pickled radishes and salted peanuts.
Ingredients for the porridge:
1 cup long grain rice
4 cups water
1 cube chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 cup shredded carrots
1 white potato (dice small)

In a big pot, add water , salt and chicken cube.
Heat on medium high uncover.
Add rice and potato.
Add carrots.
Add parsley flakes.
Let it boil for 1 minute.
Then turn the heat to low and let it simmer until rice broken up.
Turn off the heat and cover.
Serve warm.


  1. Hi Zue. Good idea, I never put apples on pancake before. Must be very good combination.

  2. Roz, memang sedap letak buah kat pancake.

  3. the pancakes look soo good that i've decided to whip some up now and forget my diet for the day. hehh ;p