Monday, February 19, 2007

Tuesday, Feb. 20 is the First Annual CafeAnonsBall at the BabyBlueCafe!

Okay, it's been a serious day, a very serious day. And there are more serious days ahead. But tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday and we will be celebrating all of our many cafe guests who drop in and pass through. Whether we know your name or not, you are all welcome here! Tomorrow we'll have some special music, pancake recipes, and whatever else may come to mind. The kettle will be on the boil and the pancakes will be flying high. Right here at the BabyBlueCafe!

The Ball begins (if the train gets in) at 8:00 p.m. EST. Pull up a chair, put on your tinfoil hat and beads, and enjoy the evening. See you there!



Anonymous said...

As an outsider, looking in, it seems to me that your position, technical abilities and gift of communication have been used by God in ministering to his people over these last months, "for such a time as this." To God be the glory and thank you for your willingness to serve.

Bill said...

Gladly, I share my recipe with you!

English Pancakes

1 3/4 cups of flour, sifted with good pinch of salt and 2 tsp. sugar. ---> all into a bowl.

Beat a mix of 2 eggs plus 1 egg yoke and add slowly to flour in bowl (obviously), stirring strenuously.

Rest a little to prepare for next step, then beat with fork while you slowly add a mixture of 1 cup milk & 1 cup water. Beat until batter is bubbly on top. Stir in the grated rind of 1/2 lemon. Take a nap or have a drink while the batter stands in a cool place for at least an hour. (A little good quality brandy can replace an equal volume of water (strongly recommended).

When ready to make pancakes, stir 3 teaspoons of melted butter into the mix.

Heat a little oil in a medium sized pan. Swish oil around (half-way up sides), then pour excess hot oil into heat-proof bowl. Roll up sleeves, add small amount of batter and tilt pan around to spread the batter thin, VERY thin .... BUT no holes in sspread batter!

Cook and shake pan to loosen as batter solidifies.

Flip once (twice if you are trying to impress .... more and varied flips for the experienced such as the famous 'over the shoulder flip' or the 'between the legs flip' or 'the forward hurl, then run and make a diving catch' (this one always impresses!

As soon as the pancake is cooked, removed and you can either:
1. Sprinkle with fresh lemon juice and
sugar then roll.
2. Spread with strawberry jam (NOT JELLY)
and roll

Serves 6, double or triple recipe for more.

N.B. Stove at about medium, start a little higher, then reduce to medium if it's too high. Pancake quality improves with experience. Add some of the reserved oil as needed to relubricate and then always pour off excess.

Batter improves with time (at least overnight in the fridge)


Unknown said...

Thank you! I'll put it up tonight! ;-)


Anonymous said...

what happened to the party? :(