For my birthday Gorky gave me some acrylic paints, a plethora of brushes and this super cool canvas paper. This is my first attempt at painting with these materials. I haven't quite figured out how to mix colors and I didn't center the plate very well. That's what bothers me about the painting. Gorky says I'm too hard on myself. Maybe I just need some banana pancakes.
Here's the photo I tried to paint.
As far as I'm concerned banana pancakes are good for what ails you. If you come to my house feeling under the weather, I will make you some banana pancakes.
Recently dumped by your boyfriend? Come over and I will make you some banana pancakes.
Did your team lose the big game? Stop by, I will heat up the griddle and make you some banana pancakes.
Did you just sever a major artery in a freak weed whacker accident? Knock on my door, I'll take you to the hospital and when you get out come by again, I'll make you the most delicious banana pancakes and you'll feel better.
If you want to try making your own vegan banana pancakes here's the recipe. I promise they will taste better than they look in the painting.
1 ¼ cup flour
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
Sift the flour and mix all the dry ingredients together. Mix them well. Then add;
2 Tbsp oil
1 ¼ cup soymilk or water if you're out of soymilk.
Mix the liquids in with a fork. Do Not; I repeat Do Not mix the batter with a spoon! You want the batter to be lumpy. Finally, add and mix in one thinly sliced ripe banana.
Cook the pancakes in a frying pan on medium heat with just a dash of oil, about 2 minutes on each side. Always drop a small amount of batter into the pan as a tester pancake to make sure the pan is hot enough.
Another trick to getting the perfect pancake is, let the damn thing cook! You can tell the pancake is ready to be flipped when the edges start to cook. Many a pancake has been ruined by constantly peeking under the pancake to see if it's ready for flipping.
This recipe will make about six, three inch pancakes. Stack them up, add a little cube of soy margarine and cover with syrup! And please, only use real maple syrup. Enjoy!
By the way, I'll try and catch up with the comments soon. Sorry for the absence.
Do you love to cook? Do you love me?