There’s a cookbook by Sophie Dahl that I’m strangely attached to.
I bought it for a few quid, second hand, from a charity shop in England and I always turn to it for inspiration when I’m craving a good food story. There’s a recipe in that book, called “Musician’s Breakfast”, it’s a piece of homemade bread with parma ham, so completely different than my recipe here BUT it’s what inspired this post in the first place.
Sophie, explains how her other half is a musician. Her homemade bread, a strong cup of tea and Miles Davis on the stereo makes him a happy fellow in the morning.
I am surrounded by musicians 99% of the time. I could relate. Nick is a musician, and even though he chose to do something completely different with his life now, he still leads the musician’s kind of lifestyle. My entire crew is a bunch of musician metalheads, coming over, hungry, tired from rehearsing or touring the world, or simply hungry, to be realistic.
I am lucky.
They provide the music, they provide the exciting stories. I provide the food.
Everyone is happy.
& BLACK COFFEE
You can use eggs or switch to flax eggs if you are going for the vegan version. Go for the vegan version, if you ask me. Both work great and the taste is amazing no matter what you do. Sometimes my boys ask for the egg version but they end up loving the vegan option too, if they notice it, that is.
1 flax egg = one tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with three tablespoons of water.
Let it soak for 5-10 minutes and use as an egg.
1 cup wholewheat flour
1cup plant milk (I used homemade oat milk. Here’s a collection of homemade vegan milk recipes that I’ve featured on the Chelfdom.
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 flax egg to substitute one egg
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
a pinch of salt and a handful of fresh or frozen blueberries
Whisk together the flour with the baking powder and salt.
Pour in the milk, flax egg and oil. Whisk to get a smooth batter.
Fold in half of the blueberries.
Heat a dry, nonstick pan and pour ladles of batter allowing room to expand.
Cook for a minute on each side.
Serve with the rest of the blueberries and add anything and everything your heart desires. From fresh fruit to ice cream and syrup, the options are endless.
Childish, silly, excited.
Pancakes make me happy and assuming you are making these for a musician they will make them happy too. Tried and tested.
If they bring out an air guitar and/or start air drumming you know it's the real deal.
Wait for it. Keep your phone handy, film it, tag me.
Until the next one,