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Monday Bake Day

After a super busy couple of weeks I’m taking some time today (after setting up market signs for this weekend) to do a little baking. Not only is it baking day, it’s pineapple day.
There will be a small batch of pineapple pancakes, and Hummingbird cupcakes. Yum!

It’s 11.30 by the time I get home, so perfect for a pancake lunch.
I decide to halve the recipe, and go from there.
Find the recipe here. I changed it slightly, using crushed pineapple and the encompasing juices replaced the butter.
I’m not sure how big they were sposed to be as I easily made 6 with half the recipe. You could make pikelets (similar to blini) if you wanted or bigger and have them plate size.
They were pretty easy to make, you could swap the pineapple for strawberries if you wanted. I’ll be making these again, but for a more filling brunch adding bacon to the mix would be perfect.

Hmm, yes I did eat them all. They were rather good too.

Hmm, yes I did eat them all. They were rather good too.

Thick, fluffy pineapple pancake stack

Thick, fluffy pineapple pancake stack

Spread with butter and drizzled with maple syrup.

Spread with butter and drizzled with maple syrup.

Mini Hummingbird Cupcakes
Recipe link  I was never exactly sure what a Hummingbird cake was, but I am a convert now. Totally delicious! Banana, pineapple and coconut.

I skipped the cinnamon because I didn’t have any, which may be it’s downfall, as I can taste there is something missing.
And while they look nothing like their gorgeous picture, they are more than comparable taste wise. There is nothing nicer than eating fresh baked, fresh out of the oven baking.
And this was no exception.
Cream cheese icing was the icing on the cake so to speak and they will disappear very quickly.  Noticebly as I’ll be sharing with my friends.

Mmm, hummingbird cupcakes.

Mmm, hummingbird cupcakes.

Cream cheese and super fresh cupcake. Yum!

Cream cheese and super fresh cupcake. Yum!

Have a tasty and enjoyable week ahead.
Jen 🙂

Three Ducks – review

Yesterday, a friend took me out for brunch at a quant sounding but modernish cafe located on the eastern side of Hobart, overlooking a marina.
Walking down the street you may miss it, but once inside it is worth your time to stay.
It’s called 3 Little Ducks and there are plenty of ducks all over the shop. Including the duck shaped chocolate you get with your coffee.

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The prices are pretty reasonable and the servings filling enough. I opted for poached eggs with smoked salmon, my personal favourite. A great combination.

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While my friend decided she needed a sugar fix and took the fluffy pancakes.

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The staff are friendly and know their menu, are attentive but not intrusive. This is the second time I’ve been and have not seen more than the breakfast menu.
It is well worth a visit back to check out their lunch menu, if only to sit at the window and look at the great view.

Jennifer 🙂

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What’s for dinnner…?

“Oh no, not another food blog”  I hear you say… well,  I love cooking and am really into baking  at the moment.  Beads are there but I hate tidying my desk so I procrastinate with that til I just have to bead and then spend twice as long getting anywhere.  I do try but life alwys gets in the way and the mess just keeps coming back.
Anyhoo, we had a roast chicken last night and as there were only 3 of us, leftovers abound.  So tonight, rather than heat and eat in sandwhiches or as a pasta suace I am going to make pancakes.

mr 8: “what are having on the pancakes..”
me: “that would be the chicken I’m making up”
mr 8: “you’re the only one going to eat them like that”

And, yes, that is how it went.  I was the only one who ate a pancake with chicken.
The story of my life, the more boring and basic the better with my boys.  But I persevere and hope that one day it pays off.  At least I enjoy dinner.  I do say that if I can’t eat my own cooking I don’t expect them to eat it. there have not been many time that has happened.

I found a much quicker and definately easier pancake recipe and the chicken was a no brainer.  Fry it up with onion, corn and herbs them mix into the cheese sauce.

Pancake batter ready to mix - flour, egg and milk.

then, I think it would be the chicken and other bits…

all the other bits + broccoli & toms for the side.

and the finshed product. With glass of wine and small bowl of salady stuffs.
It was pretty good too.  Recipe, as usual, in the above pages.

looks a little lonely there, but I don't like my salad getting messy... 😉

Keep smiling 🙂
Jennifer