Sunday, September 23, 2007


I've noticed that pretty much the only topic of discussion that reliably gets me comments on this here blog is anything pertaining to food, cooking, and/or recipes. Even a direct and blatant plea for reassurance that somebody is actually reading this thing didn't do it. (It wasn't the contractor, by the way--I'm sure of that now--but I still have no clue who it was.)

So, I'll try this. Here, in case you are interested, is Barak's favorite dinner: the only non-diarrhea-inducing vehicle through which carrots are considered acceptable for consumption.

Carrot pancakes a la Barak

1.5 cups whole wheat flour (I use King Arthur white whole wheat)
1.75 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Mix dry ingredients together, or get your handy local three-year-old to do it for you.

3 slightly beaten eggs
3 T melted butter
1.25 C milk

Mix liquid ingredients together, then mix them quickly with the dry ingredients.

Then add in two big carrots, peeled and grated on the finest side of your grater. You can't get lazy with this--if you use the coarser side, the carrots will still be semi-crunchy when the pancakes are done. Ick.

Melt butter in your pan and cook pancakes as per any other pancake. I like these with strawberry jam, since they are not really sweet at all. If you want sweeter pancakes, add a couple of tablespoons of sugar with the dry ingredients. Barak also likes these cold, in his lunch.


k. said...

Mmm, butter.

My kids avoid all incarnations of cooked carrots, but I bet this would work with zucchini, too.

Just sayin'.

uberimma said...

The thing about these is that if you grate the carrots fine you really can't tell they're in there. The pancakes are just an interesting orange color. Of course, your kids are big enough to be wise to possible sources of said interesting color.

k. said...

Another point to consider: when I am making pancakes, it is usually pre-coffee, which means I am not going to have the wherewithal to grate carrots finely. I barely have the wherewithal to make the pancakes in the first place.

Also, my eldest insists on making the pancakes these days, since hers "are better-tasting and fluffier, no offense."

Yael said...

Mmmm. Those sound strange yet...good. :)