Fancy Weekend Breakfast
Sometimes when you wake up on a Saturday, you want a fancy breakfast. Not often, mind you. In fact, I mostly hate breakfast foods, which is why you almost never see me blog about them. I’m a boring breakfaster, for the most part – cereal, granola bars, or fruit. Occasionally I go crazy and eat a granola bar and a piece of fruit. And mostly, my weekend breakfasts consist of spaghetti. But not yesterday. Oh, no. Yesterday I decided I needed a big breakfast, something classic. Something like…pancakes. Yes, sometimes you want a fancy breakfast…and then sometimes you end up with this:
So now I remember why I never eat pancakes. Before you judge (and before I get to attacking the recipe directions), these tasted really fantastic. They’re the chocolate chip pancakes from 500 Vegan Recipes, and they seriously just taste like chocolate cake. I didn’t eat them with any accoutrements. I just peeled off the burned parts and ate them plain. Yeah, they’re pretty burned. That’s because I didn’t follow my instincts, as usual. I really need to quit second guessing myself. Anyway, I don’t know if my kitchen equipment just doesn’t work like that of the awesome ladies who wrote this book, but several of the recipes I’ve tried from it have semi-failed. The bones of the recipes are great, but seriously, no one should ever cook a pancake over high heat. Right? Is it just me? You cook pancakes over, like, medium-low heat. Don’t you? But when I read to preheat my pan (I used the griddle side of my giant cast iron grill/griddle thing) over high heat, I just thought, ‘Derp. Maybe these are some sort of special, high heat pancakes!’ They’re not. Cook them on medium-low. Or just burn the shit out of your pancakes. Whichever you like.
Someday I will learn to make pancakes and not ruin them all.