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I didn't want to hijack Pirilao's topic, so I made my own. Being around two chefs my entire life, I've learned a lot of extremely great recipes. They have no specific theme, and I can't say that you should follow a diet based on these dishes. But they taste damn good, and my parents are famous in our family for being extremely good cooks.


Favorite Pancakes


These are extremely simple, but good and they are relatively healthy. The most basic pancake you can make, you can add things on to it, but it's remarkable how good it tastes by itself.


1.25 cups - sifted all-purpose flour

3 teaspoons sifted baking powder

1 tablespoon sugar (we add a bit more than a tablespoon, a good pinch or two)

.5 teaspoon salt

1 beaten egg

1 cup milk

2 tablespoons oil (Canola oil works best)


Sift together dry ingredients. Combine egg, milk, and oil; add to dry ingredients, stirring until all ingredients are combined, moistened, and no lumps are noticable. Bake on a hot griddle or pan until they are the color you want (I like mine a traditional golden color), makes about eight 4-inch pancakes.


Note: Do not overstir the batter when it is all combined, otherwise it will become too thick and tough.




Now, if you're in the mood for a breakfast that's more gourmet, try these:




A cr?pe, if you don't know, is a dish made of an egg-based batter that you bake in a large circle shape, sort of like an omelet, except it's sweet and can be a dessert as well. You generally fill it with fruit and custard cr?me, but you can used whipped cream instead. We like to sprinkle brown sugar over the tops of our cr?pes.


As you can tell, this requires some cooking experience, so don't expect a perfectly circular one on your first time. They easily rip and tear, but if you cook it right, it can come out as an addictive food.


3 eggs

1 cup milk

.5 cup flour

3 tablespoons sugar

.5 teaspoon salt


Beat eggs until thick and lemon colored. Add milk, then flour sifted with sugar and salt. Beat with a mixer until very smooth. Bake slowly on a well-greased griddle/circular pan until lightly browned.


Spread out when done on a plate, then add custard or whipped cream down the diameter of the crepe, adding fruit or whatever you want on top of the cream. Fold one side of the crepe over the filling, then fold the remaining side over the previous fold. It should be similar to a burrito, but it's not supposed to be tightly folded. Add custard or whipped cream on the top, then enjoy.


Note: If you're using whipped cream, complete the cr?pe filling quickly, because whipped cream melts very quick.


That's all for now, folks.

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