Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Fat Tuesday: Flappers Versus Semlor
My favorite Fat Tuesday treat is the semlor, which I have written about countless times and which I neglected to bake this year. Rather, in an effort to imitate the incredible flappers at Colossal Cafe I prepared a substantial and yeasty pancake. In a pinch these cakes will due, but next time I get a craving I'll make the drive to Colossal for their version especially when topped with apples, walnuts, and brie.
1 package yeast
3 cups almond milk, warmed to 100 degrees
4 cups whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
Combine well yeast, milk, flour, sugar, salt. Stir in butter. Set aside for 20 to 30 minutes. Beat in eggs.
Use 1/2 cup batter on large griddle per pancake.
2 cups strawberries, stem removed
2 - 3 tablespoons each balsamic vinegar and honey
Toss berries in vinegar and honey and let stand at room temperature 1 hour.