Sunday, June 10, 2012

breakfast for dinner

when i was a kid we sometimes had breakfast for dinner. it may have been for fun, but every now and again it might have been a way to get through a leaner time.

this is something i made for my spirit-kid nate on a night when my cupboards were bare. it was a surprisingly delicious and satisfying meal.

cornmeal pancakes

1 1/2 c. organic cornmeal
1 1/2 c. boiling water
1 tsp. sea salt

1/2 buttermilk
1/2 c. pine nuts
2 tsp. organic cane sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
big pinch baking powder

bacon grease
maple syrup

1. combine cornmeal, boiling water and salt and let sit to plump up the grains.

2. make a well in the center of the cornmeal mixture and add the buttermilk, pine nuts, sugar, vanilla, and baking powder. fold together gently until just mixed.

3. heat a cast iron skillet to medium-high and add bacon grease.

4. spoon the batter into the pan and cook carefully, allowing the cakes to cook for a while undisturbed and flipping only once.

4. serve with maple syrup.

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