Friday, July 31, 2009

Pancakes- Bookmarked at that!

Okay, I'm stealing Nupur's idea. Don't tell her, ok? I love her blog and have been following it even before I started food blogging. And she is an inspiration. Her A-Z series is a treasure and her regional recipes take the cake! Her recent endeavor to cook through her list of bookmarks has me hooked. So, I decided that I will steal the idea from her and cook and post it every Friday evening/weekend. I hope to finally cook the bookmarks. Since we very smartly formatted the computer without saving my bookmarks, thankfully, my bookmark list is more recent, and hopefully has less numbers. Yes, hopefully.

Also, I do think its important to post whatever you cook from someone else's blog. I haven't been posting what I cook from other blogs all these days and I'm ashamed of my selfishness :| So, going forward, I will be posting a lot of recipes from all your blogs :) Every weekend. Today, since this idea just struck me, I decided to go with SJ's pancakes, something I have pictures of since I planned to send them to her. As always, what enticed me was her picture of the pancake. Like I've mentioned before, I'm a sucker for breakfasts. Every weekend, I expect a large breakfast - Indian or International. I can eat breakfast all day and these pancakes (that she flicked from Alton Brown) fit the bill.

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We made some orange compote to go with it and boy, were the pancakes good or what!

Ingredients

2 oranges, peeled and cut into small pieces
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cornstarch

1. Peel the oranges and chop into small pieces. Make sure to remove all the skin or fiber ( I forget the name of the process. Anyone?) Chop the peel into very fine pieces.

2. Add sugar and cornstarch to the oranges and cook until the juices flow out and it becomes a thick fruity mass. We made it in the microwave though. Unfortunately, I don't remember the time!

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Serve warm with pancakes and top your pancakes with nuts and honey/maple syrup! I hate my pancakes doused in syrup unless its a chunky fruit sauce. So, this compote worked out brilliantly for me. A loves his pancakes drenched, so he made his bit of the compote thinner and watery.

We loved the pancakes and its a keeper of a recipe. And - my pictures aren't any good as hers. So, do check her pictures and get tempted! :)

We've cooked from almost all your blogs and I've probably even mentioned it to you sometimes. However, we want to go one step further like Nupur did and post the recipes from your blogs that have become our favourites! Also, if we miss out on acknowledging any of your recipes, please do let us know and we will immediately rectify that :) And a million thanks to Nupur for this brilliant idea.

29 comments:

rads said...

You know I've always wondered if you foodies cook each other's recipes and is there an open acknowledgment in your own kitchens (and not in the comment box alone) and you just went ahead and did that!
Lovely gesture me thinks.

I like pancakes too. Sadly am no cook, so IHOP works great for us.
Wait, am gonna cook and post a recipe too, one of these days. You foodies (priya and u) are inspiring me!

Arch said...

SJ's pancakes are great, aren't they !! I tried hers for breakfast 2 days back...Your orange compote looks lovely..I have tried making your pesto pizza and the gajar matar..all wiped out before I took pics, but the big THANK YOU is coming your way :)

Aparna said...

Guess what, I've already copied Nupur's idea and have been trying to post a lot of my bookmarkes recipes. But I'm not sure it's working. Everytime I post one, I've already bookmarked about 4! :(

Gorgeous pancakes. Me, I'm definitely a breakfast person, everyday!

Prathibha said...

lovely pancakes dear...nice combo..

Nags said...

i keep posting these recipes i tried from others too, remember your carrot peas curry? its a great idea, can't wait to see your list!

SJ said...

Alton Brown says he is v v happy!!! I have bookmarked this orange compote!

SJ said...

Did you add someother fruits to the compote? I looks like it has something more than oranges- apples?

"Make sure to remove all the skin or fiber ( I forget the name of the process. Anyone?)" = defibration and de-skinning. So easy and u forgot!

Nupur said...

Fun! :)

I'm excited to see the gems hiding in your bookmarks. This is a gourmet brunch for sure!

Donna-FFW said...

These pancakes with that gorgeous orange compote look utterly delicious!

A_and_N said...

I'm obviously the last person to join the bandwagon! :) So good to know all of us are trying to cook through our bookmarks!!

Sakshi said...

Great idea to try out bookmarked recipes. I do that all the time and unfortunately can't blog because of lack of knowledge to take food photographs. Hey thanks for the link to SJ's blog. Let me check it out.

Red Chillies said...

I must be the only person on this earth to have the bookmarks all messed up :-((. Neverthesless this looks pretty good for a great breakfast.
PS: Welcome back, it is a pleasure to read your witty posts.

kellypea said...

My husband is the pancake maker in our house and I think he'd really enjoy these. Love the sound of the compote! I've heard about others cooking bookmarked items, too and should probably roll up my sleeves on that challenge. I just need more time!

kusublakki said...

Hey N! This looks super yummy :) You should make it for me next time!

Natashya said...

Yummy, perfect weekend fare!

Sig said...

You spoke my mind -I can eat breakfast all day too! :)

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

the compote sounds like a perfect topping!

Lisa said...

Those look perfect and the photos are beautiful. So tempting!

aTxVegn said...

Great idea! I have so many recipes I want to try that I've bookmarked from blogs, and I love to see when other people do it.

Chef Jeena said...

Gorgeous ancakes I can see why you wanted to cook these yum!

The Caked Crusader said...

oh my! I shouldn't have looked at this at 8.20am - I'm soooooo hungry!!!

Parita said...

Havent tried the pancakes yet but surely bookmarking your orange compote, looks fab!

Soma said...

orange compote!! what an idea. I like elaborate breakfast on weekends too, but only if someone else makes it for me;-).. it has been ages sine we actually got time to sit down & have breakfast at home. we wait for our vacation times for that. that sure looks like a treat.

Ingrid said...

How come everyone else's pancakes are so fluffy? Yours look perfect, too. I'm jealous! :)

The orange compote sounds like an excellent topping, too!
~ingrid

Cakelaw said...

It's brekkytime here - can I have some please??? They look so good.

Jacqueline said...

They look great and such a lovely topping! It is a good idea to try and work through your bookmarks each week. I try one now and again, but they tend to pile up. I must try to get back to them too, as they all excited me when I saw them.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a lovely recipe! Those pancakes look delicious! A great combo!

Cheers,

Rosa

Jaime said...

now I want breakfast for dinner! :)

Palidor said...

Yum! Delicious looking pancakes and chutney. I like my pancakes with butter and condensed milk.