because sitting at the kitchen table with a plate of hot, lightly spiced, fruity pancakes and crisp bacon while the sun is streaming in through windows and warming your skin, making you happy to be alive is just enough sometimes.
Cardamom Apple Pancakes
recipe from The Hazel Bloom
1 1/4 cups flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 cup (4 Tablespoons) melted and slightly cooled butter
1 cup milk or buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 large apple, peeled, cored, and diced into small pieces
whisk the flour, baking powder, sugar, and cardamom together in a bowl. in another bowl, whisk together the butter, egg, milk or buttermilk, and vanilla together. stir the wet ingredients into the dry (but don’t beat the crap out of it. just incorporate it gently). stir in the apple pieces. heat a griddle or large non stick pan. spray with cooking spray. place a large spoonful (i used a large serving spoon) of batter onto the hot surface. cook until bubbly on top and browned on the bottom, flip. keep cooking until they’re cooked through. Enjoy next to an open window on a sunny morning with a hot cup of coffee.
cooking music: i’ve got Thao Nguyen in my head non stop now.