Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Rye Apple Pancakes



For all those girls who say that their dream guy is smart and nice, I suggest that you major in math. You will be surrounded by them, and the proportion of girls to guys is always at least 1:5. But the untold side effect of majoring in this subject that really has no real world applications is that we are all crazy. I think that by the time I graduate I will look and act like the Mad Hatter. It's no wonder Lewis Carrol was a mathematician.

That being said, it is also very easy to get scholarships as you are probably going to be the only girl in most of your classes. To my delight, I just won a scholarship for "Women in Math" worth $1000. It's funny, because I was reading the rules and regulations and apparently this scholarship has been awarded to men. Maybe that one guy was the only one who applied.

And so, because I got such a sweet deal, I thought I would make a nice breakfast of pancakes. Sadly, I am not too keen on rye flour, but I wanted to experiment.

The pros of these pancakes is that they keep you full for a very long time. The cons are, well, I don't really like rye flour..





What you'll need:

-1 cup rye flour
-1 cup whole wheat flour
-1 tablespoon white sugar
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-1 1/2 tablespoon butter, melted
-1 cup milk
-1 egg
-1 apple, peeled and cored


Directions:

    1.   Combine flours, sugar and baking powder in a large bowl.
    2.   In a medium bowl, combine the butter, milk and egg. Mix well.
    3.   Grate the apple using the large holes of a box grater, then add it into the milk mixture.
    4.   Slowly pour in the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix with a spatula until fully incorporated.
    5.   Heat a large skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Scoop 1/4 cup batter for each pancake, and flip when bubbles are covering the surface of the pancake. Flip and cook the other side until it is golden.


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14 comments:

  1. congrats on your scholarship, rye apple pancake looks delicious.

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  2. Congrats on the scholarship! As a 'woman in banking' I know how it is to be one of the few/only. So well done. Those pancakes look nice - maybe if you drench them in enough maple syrup you can mask the rye flour!!

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  3. Love pancakes, and these look great.

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  4. Congratulations on the scholarship! Well done! And those pancakes look delicious and healthy...

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  5. A scholarship, eh? Well done girl! Maths do come in handy in baking :) Love the apple pancakes!

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  6. That's fantastic my friend congratulations :D
    Lovely recipe!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  7. Congrats on the scholarship, I don't think I have ever tried rye flower before.

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  8. Great news on the scholarship! Congrats. And there are actually quite a few jobs where your math skills will be much in demand - it's really a highly marketable degree. Anyway, no need to market these pancakes to me! They look wonderful. I don't believe I've ever had rye pancakes before, and we do have some rye flour on hand. Hmm, sounds like I should make these, yes? Yes!

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  9. Would be so wonderful to have at least one now for breakfast.. :)

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  10. Congrats on your scholarship! I've never used rye flour before. I love rye bread so maybe I would like it in pancakes. I'll have to give it a try!

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  11. The rye flour is definitely an interesting inclusion!!

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  12. congratulations on your scholarship! never tried rye flour too before but have bought a packet and now sitting in the fridge. I was thinking to make rye bread ..not sure yet. So i guess since they keep us full for a long time, it's good for dieting then :D

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