Graduated. Exams finished; Monday actually. The time of our lives and yet everyone I know is busy doing nothing or being unsuccessful in part time job hunting, including me.
But I haven't been exactly doing nothing. I've returned to school a few times this week distributing appreciation gifts, hassling Year 11s to buy my text books (and made $65 today) and catching up with fellow Year 12s who drop in.
Going to school is actually more interesting than staying home actually. Fairly interesting reactions from the juniors when Murasaki and I barricaded the study room to set up a "store".
Who knew having the time of our lives would be so boring. I need something to do.
mixed berry compote
- 1 packet (75 g) frozen mixed berries
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 - 2 Tb water
- Place all the ingredients into a small pot.
- Stir constantly for 8 - 10 minutes on low heat.
- When the berries are soft, and when liquids are slightly thick, the compote is ready.
Cool and refrigerate for later use.
maple syrup pancakes
makes 10 mini pancakes
- 1 egg
- 3 Tb maple flavoured syrup
- 75 ml milk
- 1/2 Tb unsalted butter, melted
- 75 g self raising flour, sifted
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- vanilla ice cream and mixed berry compote, to serve
- Using a whisk, beat the egg and maple syrup until frothy.
Whisk while adding the milk and melted butter / margarine.
- Add the sifted flour, baking powder and whisk to make a smooth and runny batter.
- Heat a non stick frying pan and add a small piece of butter / drizzle of oil.
Wipe fat off with kitchen paper and reserve. Turn heat to a medium high*.
- Add 1/4 cup of batter and flip with a spatula when many bubbles appear on the surface.
Cook other side until golden.
- Wipe the frying pan with the kitchen paper and repeat step 4 until there is no more batter.
- To serve, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and some mixed berry compote.
* For the heat use, I generally start of using a medium high heat and lowering it each time as the pan gets hotter.
* To make even coloured pancakes, turn heat to medium high then to low. Cook pancakes slowly over low heat.