Some girls dream about and plan their wedding. They file pictures of beautiful dresses and flower colors and party favor ideas and pick out “First Dance” songs and read wedding blogs.
Me? I’ve been planning my kitchen for years. Just, dream with me.
I want a breakfast nook and an island with the entire counter made of cutting board and light colored walls and whimsical dishes and a beautiful little patio right off the kitchen with a table and lots and lots of flowers. I could also settle for one of these. I want lots of plants and spices and these spoons. I can actually probably make those… summer project?
Or maybe I’ll pick a single color and contrast it with white walls. Something about this screams happiness and creates an ideal cooking situation.
And obviously I’ll need a really nice pantry. A giant, walk-in pantry is crucial. Not only is it a fun spot for hide-and-go-seek, it also reduces the likelihood of things crawling back there and dying. And I don’t necessarily mean bugs and mice. I mean food. The pantries at my house and apartment are tiny! So small that there are things in there that I have no idea where they went, and then months later I’ll find something rotting and nasty or I’ll find five cans of garbanzo beans because I kept buying them thinking some tiny leprechaun who likes beans kept running away with them.
I don’t know about the size of your pantry, but hopefully whether in the very back, who knows how old, or in plain site and fresh from the store, there is a box of graham crackers. Because you’re going to need it for this recipe. If you don’t have graham crackers, get in your car and go get some. Now. Trust me. It’s worth it.
I made these for the Saturday brunch before Easter. The man was in town after galavanting around foreign countries and fighting off tarantulas or whatever they have over there, and he was probably starving for pancakes. Obviously. And my mom loves loves loves key lime anything, so I decided to make these. Also, they’re Eastery. The lime. The pale green color. The tang. The perfect amount of sweetness.
I have fallen off the pancake bandwagon recently, but I promise I have some recipes stacked up. When I’m not designing my kitchen, I’m usually perusing recipes. It’s a vicious cycle. I often wonder why I’m not obese.
Three words: make.these.pancakes.
Key Lime Pancakes
From The Sassy One
3/4 c milk
2 tbsp key lime juice (or just lime juice)
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 c flour
2/3 c finely ground graham crackers
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp lime zest
1 tbsp lime juice
1/2 c powdered sugar
1. Mix lime juice with milk and let sit for 5 minutes. Add in butter, vanilla and egg and whisk.
2. Combine flour, cracker crumbs, sugar, baking powder and soda, salt and zest in another bowl.
3. Combine with wet ingredients.
4. Make pancakes!
5. To make glaze: combine juice with powdered sugar and mix well.