Lemon Sugar Pancakes from Awesome on 20

Lemon Sugar Pancakes for Pancake Day

Lemon Sugar Pancakes from Awesome on 20

Wait. What’s Pancake Day?

That was my question, too, when my charming English husband first mentioned this. I had never heard of it before. Apparently, in England, instead of Mardi Gras, they have pancake day. Parades, dancing in the streets, tossing beads and showing your boobs are all much too exuberant for the always polite and restrained English. I have to say, I’ve quite learned to enjoy pancake day. Mostly because it involves lemony, sugary, carbs.

Lemon Sugar Pancakes from Awesome on 20

Here’s another thing that still confuses me a bit about pancake day. These are actually crepes, right? Unless there’s some secret distinction my American brain can’t comprehend, I would definitely consider them crepes and not pancakes. But you can’t say that to an English person. They tend not to care for the French. Don’t even try and tell them their pancakes are actually French. Just shut up, and eat them. It’s gonna be awesome.

Here’s how this whole thing goes down. I make the crepe, ahem, pancake batter. Geoff actually cooks them. I walk away while this happens because technically, he’s doing it wrong, but they always come out perfect, so I learn to keep my bossy, rule-abiding mouth shut. Once you start to have hot pancakes coming out of the pan, you squeeze a wedge of lemon over them, sprinkle some white sugar on top, roll it up, and stick it in your face while it’s still hot. I’m sure the English would use a knife and fork. I don’t bother with that and eat it with my hands because I’m a coarse and vulgar American. It’s cool.

You can obviously fill these with whatever you have lying around, but try this simple lemon juice and sugar version. It’s bright and sweet, and the sugar adds a delightful little crunch. It’s supposed to be indulgent. It’s the last fun thing you get to do for the next forty days. If you’re a lent type of person. And if you’re not, it’s still fun.

Lemon Sugar Pancakes from Awesome on 20

If you’re not into parades and beads and public drunkenness, try the Pancake Day experience instead. I was skeptical at first, but now I look forward to it every year. Happy Pancake Day, kids!

Lemon Sugar Pancakes
Yields 10
Thin pancakes simply and deliciously accented with lemon juice and sugar
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons melted butter, plus a bit for the pan
  2. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  3. 1-1/3 cup milk (I used skim)
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  6. 1/4 cup white sugar
Instructions
  1. Melt your butter and set aside to cool a bit.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, milk, and egg, quickly and gently until combined. Whisk in melted butter.
  3. Heat a medium skillet medium heat and melt a bit of butter in your pan. You might want to use a paper towel to make sure the whole bottom of your skillet is slick. When your pan is hot, pour in about three of four tablespoons (Geoff uses one scoop from a big plastic serving spoon) of your batter, and swirl it around until it covers the bottom of the pan evenly. Allow to cook on one side for about a minute. It will start to lift up on the edges a bit. Flip your pancake and cook for another minute on the other side.
  4. Once your pancakes are cooked, squeeze some lemon juice over each one, then sprinkle it with sugar. Roll it or fold it however your like. Eat and repeat until you think you can't possibly go on. That's the whole point.
Adapted from Feast by Nigella Lawson
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Toffee Muffins from Awesome on 20

Toffee Muffins

Toffee Muffins from Awesome on 20

We’re still trying to burn through some of the odds and ends left over from the holidays. I had most of a bag of Heath toffee bits taking up space in the door of my fridge, and there were probably a million things I could do with them. But I’m a girl of simple pleasures. Something warm and soft and sweet and easy is all I need to make me happy.

Toffee Muffins from Awesome on 20

I made muffins. I never know when I’m going to need to sneak a bit of sugar now that we’re “dieting.” I have a lot of skills, but dieting isn’t one of them. I’m completely awful at it. I always end up doing something like making muffins loaded with toffee bits and eating one every couple of hours because they’re so freaking awesome. It never works. I feel guilty for a few seconds, but then I remember how delicious this muffin is that I’m putting into my mouth, and I completely stop caring because muffins are the best.

They’re also super easy to make since there’s no motor required. You will need two bowls, but everything comes together in about five minutes, then 18 minutes in the oven. A couple minutes to allow your muffins to cool down enough to touch them, then it’s straight into your face.

Toffee Muffins from Awesome on 20

Diets are dumb. Muffins are great. Toffee muffins are the greatest. Do it now!

Toffee Muffins
Yields 12
Soft, fluffy, sweet muffins loaded with toffee bits
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 303 grams (2-1/4 cups) all-purpose flour
  2. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  3. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  4. pinch of salt
  5. 105 grams (1/2 cup) sugar
  6. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  7. 1 whole egg
  8. 1 egg yolk
  9. 1 cup plain yogurt
  10. 2 cups toffee bits
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 and lightly spray 12 muffin cups with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gently whisk to combine and aerate dry ingredients for about 30 seconds.
  3. In a separate, smaller bowl, combine sugar, vegetable oil, egg and egg yolk, and plain yogurt. Whisk until everything is smooth.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and quickly combine with a rubber spatula. Gently fold the two mixtures together just until moistened. Try not to stir for more than 15 seconds. Add toffee bits and gently fold together.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between 12 muffin cups. You can add a drizzle of caramel sauce on top of each muffin if you happen to have it in the fridge.
  6. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool just long enough so that you can touch them without burning yourself. Remove gently to wire racks to cool. Removing them quickly will avoid soggy bottomed muffins.
  8. These muffins are best eaten warm so either eat them right away, or give them about 15 seconds in the microwave.
Adapted from I'm Just Here for More Food
Adapted from I'm Just Here for More Food
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Top 10 Awesome Posts of 2013

Top 10 Awesome Posts of 2013

Top 10 Awesome Posts of 2013

I am a compulsive list maker. Long lists of books to read and movies to watch before I die live on my computer. I keep lists of blog ideas, recipes to try, things to do at home and at work. I also love looking at other people’s best of lists, or must read lists. I’m a sucker for those “how many of these movies have you seen” things on Facebook. There is no way I’m letting this year slip by without a top 10 list.

10. Salted Caramel Pudding — This dessert will always remind me of our Valentine’s Day picnics on the beach. 

9. Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Maple Syrup — This is my favorite sweet potato recipe. It’s simple and somehow feels fancy at the same time.

8. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies — I can’t stop eating these. They are perfectly chewy when eaten warm from the oven.

7. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie — If I could eat this whole pie all by myself without dying, I totally would.

6. Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake — Your Thanksgiving will be a little awesomer with this on the table.

5. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake — Chocolate and peanut butter are best friends forever.

4. Double Chocolate Muffins — Chocolate for breakfast is always awesome.

3. Pumpkin Scones — Save your money and make your own favorite coffee shop treats.

2. Parmesan Fried Gnocchi — Fluffy, crispy potato gnocchi is like five minute roasted potatoes. It’s brilliant.

1. Peanut Butter Fudge — My mom knew what’s up. I literally eat this compulsively. I can’t be in the same room as peanut butter fudge without having just one more piece.

It’s been an awesome first (half) year writing this blog. I’m in love. Thanks for being a part of my journey. 

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