Sunday, April 20, 2014

Banana Pancakes

These guys were an experiment from a Pinterest recipe: I wanted to find a breakfast goodie that was healthy, and that I could make with ingredients in my kitchen already. Turns out, you can make banana pancake batter with just 2 eggs and a banana! It sounded simple enough, so I gave it a go.

I put on "Banana Pancakes" by Jack Johnson and started my morning off slow. :) I'd like to picture it like a meandering river versus a bumbling stream or the waves crashing in the ocean. Still in your pajamas and slippers, not touching the cold hardwood yet. Swaying to the music while you flip your pancakes. The smell of something delicious cooking starting to wake up your senses.

Take the two eggs (my grandparents have chickens, so we usually have a plethora of farm fresh eggs) and the banana, and put them in a blender until they are blended smooth and a little frothy (you can also mash the banana with a fork and wisk it with the eggs if you don't have access to a blender).

Put some coconut oil in a pan on low-medium heat and start pouring in your batter. I poured in a little at a time to make around 7 small-normal sized pancakes. However you can also make one or two big pancakes, and that works well, too! They cook quickly, so be ready with your spatula to flip them. The larger sized pancakes are harder to flip, but if you are a flip-master you will have no problems!

They are relatively thin, more crepe-like, when the batter is whipped in the blender. They are a little bit more fluffy and thick when whisked by hand.

After cooking the blender-batch, my mind immediately turned to what to put in them/on them (like a crepe). I had some almond butter, some honey, and some dried cranberries in the pantry, so I went for it. I drizzled honey on top of my pancakes. Then put some almond butter and cranberries on one, rolled it up and ate it. It was like dessert!

I am sure it they would be delicious with a whipped topping of some sort, fruit, maple syrup, nutella.. Let your mind run wild.

When I whisked them by hand, I just drizzled honey over them and they were delicious and sweet and well!

Here they are!:

I have a friend that prefers savory over sweet, and adapted this recipe to his tastes. He made the pancake batter by whisking in salt, pepper, and paprika "for a little sweet heat." Don't be afraid to put your own twist on it, and let me know what you think!

Have a wonderful day, enjoy the outdoors, bask in the sunshine (but don't get burnt), and take it slow in the morning.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Intro & Trail Mix Cookies

I'm Misha, and welcome to my kitchen tales! God has given me a very strong like for cooking lately, and subsequently a desire to write about it. I can't wait to explore and record trials, errors, and explosions of flavor. :)

I thought I'd lay out my thought process for doing this blog. I want this to be a joyful thing- that helps me, and hopefully others, come alive, de-stress, create, and enjoy. Most of all, I hope this is something that brings people together. One of the best ways to get community together is around food! No surprises. :) I love being healthy, and creating things that are good for our bodies- which is one of my objectives in writing Dough Re Misha. I am trying to create and re-create recipes that are out there on other blogs, Pinterest, recipes of friends, and maybe even some originals! 

These most recent yummy Trail Mix Cookies were delicious! So, if you're like me, then you may love the dough even more than you love the cookie... And this dough is GREAT. This recipe actually is vegan and gluten free, and doesn't even need to be refrigerated. I got it from a great blog:
I added 2x the cinnamon and maybe a little more almond butter than the recipe calls for when I made them. I am a sucker for both. I have recently discovered almond butter from EarthFare is a splurge I am totally O.K. with. 
One other thing that I need to get better at: food photography. :) I know there is an art... bare with me! Hopefully I can inch my way there over time. For now, iphone photos are the pick of the litter.