Sunday, April 5, 2009

AB zindabad!!!

You eat in a particular restaurant. You love the place and decide to show your loyalty by visiting the place every week. Eventually, the people who work there show their love by remembering your name. They even know what you are going to get- before you can even look at the menu they ask you, "XYZ again?". You grin sheepishly and say yes. And when you get up to leave they tell you, "see you next week!".

I don't know about you, but I've experienced this many times. Blame it on J. He loves this place. We have to be there every Saturday at 9 am sharp. And he has to get the same thing- Swedish Pancake, every time. The manager knows his name, all the waitresses know us and they fuss over him unnecessarily. Yes, I do not like it! They probably think I am one lazy wife who never steps into the kitchen on Saturdays, thus forcing the poor man to eat out. I knew this would not end (because J would go crazy without his Swedish Pancake) but I was determined to miss going to that place at least this Saturday. If that was to happen I had to recreate that 'pancake magic' at home. And I turned to AB- Alton Brown for help. I love his shows and used to watch them without fail. Of late however, school work has kept me away from them, I do hope to catch up with the shows soon.

Anyways I made this,

Buttermilk Pancake

Ingredients- (From his book- I'm just here for more food)
2 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar ( I reduced it to 2)
2 large eggs
2 c buttermilk
4 tbsp butter, melted and cooled (I used only 2 tbsp)
Add the first 5 ingredients into a large bowl. Whisk the last 3 ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix till the batter comes together. Take care not to overmix. Let the batter rest for 5 mins (the batter will be very thick- thats how it should be, so don't worry).

Heat a non-stick pan and add butter to just lightly coat it. Ladle the batter on the pan and cook till bubbles form and the bottom turns golden. Flip and cook till that side is golden.
I served them with this syrup (except I used strawberries).

Buttermilk pancake2

These pancakes taste real good- not too sweet, very fluffy. Just the way we like it.

I am a good wife, no?

PS- How many of you thought this post was on Abhishek Bachchan?


  1. Yummy! They look lovely. You make the sauce too? That's taking it to the next level. So proud of you ;)

    I thought the post was about Nandu, for some weird reason!

  2. Thats super SJ :) pancakes looks lovely and the sauce is totally yum !!
    And I was sure you were talking about Abhishek Bachchan :D

  3. For the past three days have been reading every post in ur blog. I say if we both never discuss abt slumdog and AB we would make a great american bashing team (I disagree with almost anything my better half says yet we can't live without each other..) . I love ur views on this country...u r hilarious. And yeah my fave posts are lonesome ramaswamy and ur marriage interview ones..Glad to have stumbled upon ur blog..

  4. @Nags,
    Its all Alton Brown mahime!!! Post about Nandu? Hmmm...I only bash people in my blog and she is too sweet to be bashed!!

    Thank you.

    WOAH!!! 3 days you wasted reading the crap I write? You seem to have a lot of free time- where are you located? Lets get together and write a manual for future H4 brides!!! I am very flattered to hear so many good things about the blog- Thank you!

  5. I love the pics! Gosh, you have to hve to give me lessons.

    And - AB is my husband's initials, so like a good girl I thought of him and Nags thought of me. LOL!

    And so easy aah? I will try this during a weekend!

  6. Of course I thought of Bachchan Jr (not that I like him). I am a huge fan of Alton Brown as well. Very creative and funny.

    We are like that too, go to the same restaurant again and again. But then if the waiters begin to recognise us, we never step there again. God knows why. Thanks for the good laugh SJ. Will send you a mail soon.

  7. lols..they are too good..The pancakes n u made syrup too..quite a venture ..:)..n yeah when u write the manual,pls include equally unfortunate me as well..!

  8. Just tried it, ate and burped. Was v tasty. Thank you.

  9. Came all the way from A and N's blog to see your pancake pictures. I am glad I stumbled upon your blog. The pancakes are so good. Please send me a platter. thanks will be here again :)


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