|Or not to measure?|
That's the question for today, folks.
Howdy y'all! Crystal Barnes here. And I'm curious about how y'all like to cook. I don't know how many of you know this, but I’m a gal who loves cooking from scratch like my great-grandma did. No measurement, just throw it in a bowl and see what happens. :) I admit there are some things I do measure, but many things I don't. Not cornbread, not biscuits, not pancakes...
Last week we were celebrating the launch of Lone Star Love, a Texas-based historical romance collection of which I'm a part. During the party, we were joking a bit about accents and how that came into play one time I was telling Janice Thompson and Kathleen Y’Barbo about how I mix up my biscuits. I listed the dry ingredients and then said that I “waller out a hole” in the middle to fill up with the wet ingredients. My fellow Texan Janice didn’t quite grasp what I meant by “waller”. LOL. Clearly, I’ve got more country in my blood. We laughed for probably a good ten minutes over that one. :)
So…I figured I'd keep the fun going and share with y’all how I made me some pear-butter pancakes the other day.
- In a small mixing bowl, Add a heaping scoop of flour,
- Sprinkle with baking powder and a bit of sugar,
- Add a dash of salt.
- Waller out a hole (Make a hole) in the middle.
- Fill the whole with:
- an egg,
- a good-sized dollop of pear (or apple) butter,
- and milk.
- Mix the wet ingredients together then blend it into the dry.
- Add more milk if needed to reach a pancake batter consistency.
- Add pecans if desired.