Friday, February 17, 2012

Dutch Lunch

 Sometimes we like breakfast for lunch.
And a little fruit.
It's a Dutch Pancake!

Dutch Pancake
2 T. butter
3 eggs
3/4 c. milk
3/4 c. flour
1 T. butter
1 cup blueberries
1 banana (preferably green)
2 T. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
Heat oven to 425 degrees.  Place 2 Tablespoons butter in 10-inch round dish & set in oven until the butter bubbles.  (do not let it brown)  Whip eggs for 2 minutes.  Gradually pour in milk and slowly add flour.  Blend 30 seconds.  Pour batter into dish with bubbling butter.  Bake at 425 for 20 minutes, or until puffy and browned.  While pancake is baking, saute fruit in 1 T. butter, sprinkle with sugar and spices.  Serve pancake topped with fruit.

You can use 2 medium apples, cored and sliced, in place of the blueberries and bananas.  Or try other fruits, too.  The bananas in this were a little too ripe for sauteing, so I highly recommend green bananas.

Get everyone to the table quickly, as the pancake is at its best right out of the oven.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Slogging Along...

 I'm working on a sweater that looks on the surface to be rather simple.  Start at the bottom, work up to the shoulders, then down the back.  It's a fascinating pattern, encouraging all sorts of creative ideas.

It's a beautiful yarn, appearing to have more depth and color after knitting than in the rather dull-looking skein.
 But oh, am I having trouble with the neck.
I have ripped it out several times in an effort to make the join smoother.  Maybe it's the cotton tape yarn.  Maybe it's the Addi needles.  Maybe it's me!  Maybe I just need to keep on slogging and not worry about getting it perfectly joined.  Perfection begone!  Let's get on with this.