I’m blessed to have a few but dear friends I can always count on. One of them, the best one, recently visited me. She’s like a sister to me and I love her very much. She has lived for the last 12 years in California, so the last time I saw her was about 6-7 years ago. We always pick up where we left, I never felt like there was a break at all. It feels almost like having a twin – we always know without talking and with the ocean between us when something happens in our life, when we are sad, or we are going through something dramatic.
If you have a friend you truly love and don’t need words to communicate with, you know you are lucky.
First morning after she arrived I made pancakes – my interpratation of an American favourite. It will always remind me of her.
Pancakes but much healthier than the American version
1cup of wholemeal flour
1/2 cup of spelt flour
1/2 cup of ready oats
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1 spoon of cinnamon
maple syrup or agave nectar
1 or 2/3 glass of soya milk
knob of butter
1. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl mix eggs, milk and melted batter. Add those to the dry ingredients and leave the mixture for at least half an hour on the side.
2. Warm heavy frying pan. Wait until it’s really hot. Add blueberries to your batter, fold gently. Using a ladle pour some batter, wait till the top of the pancake begins to bubble, turn over, and fry until golden brown.
3. Repeat till you use all the batter, if you are making a lot of pancakes for many people, keep the ones you made in a warm oven until they’re all ready.
If you just want simple pancakes, instead of wholemeal flour and ready oats use normal flour and ordinary milk instead of soya – and voila!