I eat my experiments.
There's no one around to taste test, you see, so it's up to me.
There's no one home to ask 'Whatcha bakin'?' or 'Can I try some?'
There's no one here... to stop me.
There it is. My secret is out. It feels like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders (and funnily enough, piled onto my hips!).
In all honesty, I do usually have something left of the baked-kind for the kids when they get home.
I may just skate around the truth when it comes to original quantities, is all.
I get a little flutter in my belly and a smile in my heart.
It makes me feel very MamaBear.
Anyhoo, today's experiment is a little variation on one of our Fable Family Favourites, Pancakes with Caramel Bananas. Instead of frying sliced bananas and using them as a topping, today I added the sliced bananas to the pancakes as they were cooking.
Needless to say as there was caramel involved, it turned out very tasty!
If you'd like to have a go, here's how to do it:
Whisk together 1 cup of coconut cream with one egg then add 1 cup of self raising flour and 1tbs dessicated coconut. Whisk with a fork until combined.
Melt 1 tbs butter over low-medium heat in a large frypan.
Dollop spoonfuls of pancake mix into pan (I usually fit three to four pancakes, depending on how much it spreads).
Place thin slices of banana onto each pancake (make the slices no thicker than about 3mm to ensure it gets the chance to cook through).
When bubbles start to appear in the batter, flip your pancakes over.
Cook for another minute or so then pop them onto a plate.
Now for the Cheat's Caramel Sauce:
Put 2tbs butter and 2tbs brown sugar in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 20 seconds. Stir to combine then microwave for another 20 seconds. Add 1tbs cream and stir thoroughly. Voila!
Pour sauce over your pancakes and serve with vanilla ice cream (or tear off giant chunks of pancake, ungracefully slosh them around in the bowl of caramel sauce and devour like it's your last meal - whatever takes your fancy).
Now can you see why I eat my experiments? Luckily for the rest of the Five, I'm watching my sugar intake (today, at least) so there is plenty left to share with them when they arrive home.
But if I didn't have any left, no one would be any the wiser. Just saying ;)