I was listening to iPod when I stepped in the Seng Cheong Supermarket in my neighborhood and heard someone calling my blog name “Jules”. There he called me again with the name my friends used to call. I turned to find to out it was the Supermarket owner Sunny, holding his little son in his arms while he’s giving instructions to his incoming stocks, and said “I have read your blog. Your writing is good!” With my headphones still in my ears, I pretended I couldn’t hear. “What did you just say?” There I forced him to repeat his compliment! Cunning me.
Sunny年紀其實與我相約，我們東拉西扯的說著年輕時都愛亦舒的小說，倪匡的也非常不錯，喜歡的雜誌是「姊妹」及「青春」，現都停辦了。又說我已婚，為什麼不在網誌上放一張老公的相片 (我連自己的樣子也不想公開呢！)，然後硬說祥哥就是我的老公。只有像Sunny這樣的一個超級extrovert，我這個shy introvert才會突然變得健談。
Sunny is actually about the same age I am. We talked about the writers we love, and magazines we used to read in our generation when we were younger. He said as I’m married, I should post a picture of my husband on my blog (I don’t even want to expose MY face), or else the older guy in my previous blog must be my husband. Only when I come across some super extrovert like Sunny, that this shy introvert will suddenly become talkative.
Sunny從網誌中看出我對烹飪的濃厚興趣，隨意在貨架上拿下一樽 Pancake Shaker給我，著我在白色廚房內替他超市多加宣傳。那是一樽加水搖勻就可拿去煮的Pancake粉，我斷言做這樣的貨色，我的讀者會鄙視我！他趕緊說：「不不不！要用我的recipe，先將一隻香蕉，加少少奶、一些糖、及一隻蛋白在攪拌器內攪勻，加入Shaker中，再加水搖勻。」然後在超市內替我張羅雞蛋及香蕉。
Sunny knew I loved cooking, so picked a Pancake Shaker from the shelf, and asked me to promote his Supermarket for him in my blog “White Kitchen”. That Shaker is the kind of stuff that you add water in and you can start to cook. I honestly say if I put this stuff on my blog, my readers will sure to look down upon me! He immediately said, “No no no! Please. You have to use my recipe. Put a banana, some milk, little bit of sugar, and an egg white into the blender to blend until smooth. Add this in the Shaker with some water.” There he was already getting the bananas and eggs for me from his Supermarket.
Looking at the white eggs, I asked seriously, “Where do these eggs come from?” “
”. Okay! U.S.A.
Readers who are familiar with me know that American large eggs is the one I use. Other types of eggs simply lack of flavor, even those free-range eggs from
! Since I mentioned my choice of egg in my blog, not sure if I’m unlucky and people really buy my taste, the whole row of white American large eggs just vanished from the supermarket fridge I used to visit. The shelf just goes empty, leaving those fifty boxes of brown American eggs on the upper shelf untouched. Here I have my favorite eggs available in the Supermarket just downstairs, I secretly smile. Italy
All Ingredients Available at Seng Cheong Supermarket!
申報利益：White Wings Pancake Shaker、Del Monte香蕉、美國白殼大蛋，均由成昌超市免費提供。其他的材料，當然是我家白色廚房雪櫃內的存貨。
To Declare Interest: White Wings Pancake Shaker、Del Monte Bananas, and White American Large Eggs are provided by Seng Cheong Supermarket for free. The other ingredients are of course stocks from the refrigerator of my White Kitchen.
I translate Sunny’s “some” & “little bit” into measurable quantity based on my cooking experience, and by adding ice-cream to it, below is the recipe for his Banana Pancakes. To expose a small trick, the success of a dessert is often just a pinch of SALT!
香蕉煎餅 Banana Pancakes
White Wings Pancake Shaker 1樽
香蕉 (切件) 1條
White Wings Pancake Shaker 1 bottle
Cooled boiled water 200ml
Banana (cut into thick slices) 1 pc
Egg White 1 pc
Sugar 1 teaspoon
Salt 1/4 teaspoon
Extra Virgin Olive Oil 4 tablespoons for each pancake
Haagen Dazs雲呢拿味雪糕 家庭裝1盒
香蕉 (切件) 3隻
Haagen Dazs Vanilla Ice-cream 1 box of family size
Salted Butter 6 small slices
Syrup to taste
Bananas (cut in to thick slices) 3 pcs
1. Add a Banana, Milk, Egg White, Sugar & Salt into the blend to blend for 30 seconds until smooth.
2. Loosen the flour inside the Shaker by shaking it.
3. Open the lid, add in the smoothie.
4. Pour the water into the blender so that all smoothie is utilized. Pour the water into the shaker to the level as indicated on the Shaker.
5. Replace the lid, cover tight. Hold the Shaker horizontally, and shake hardly (shake like hell!).
6. Open the lid, the batter should be thick not runny and you will smell the sweet aroma of fresh banana and high quality flour.
7. On medium fire, pour in 4 tablespoons of olive oil onto the frying pan. Pour in the small amount of pancake batter.
8. Panfry one side for 1-2 minutes, good to see bubbles coming through the pancake. Turn the pancake to fry for another 1-2 minutes.
9. Deliver to the plate. Garnish with freshly cut bananas, add a scoop of vanilla ice-cream, butter slices, and syrup. Ready to serve.
Chill & Heat - where sparkles are created!
The pancake is crisp outside and soft inside. Like a sponge but dense, with banana flavor in the pancake itself, absorbed the melted butter and syrup, tastes good even served alone. But the vanilla ice-cream is absolutely no garnish, as the chill of ice-cream and the heat of the cake scrambling in your mouth, plus the banana and different sources of sweetness which their depth becomes more outstanding by the comparison of a taste of saltiness, it is HEAVENLY! Even angels would like to grab some!
Crisp outside and Soft inside, absorbed the sweetnesses of butter and syrup like a sponge.
|3 into 1. The Moment - Heavenly!|
Both banana and pancake are mainly carbohydrates which have the ability to sooth and stabilize moods while it fuels your brain. Most importantly, it is pan-fried with olive oil rich in Omega-3 which transforms carbohydrates into energy and not fat to be stored in your body.
I decided to make another one, with butter and syrup underneath, pancake and ice-cream on top, then to moist it with some whiskey. The taste is even better than what I have imagined!
I called my hubby to cancel dinner outings. He hesitated on my excited tone of voice and brought home something to eat. After having my banana pancakes, there, he regretted. His stomach had no space for what he had bought, but asked for more of the banana pancakes and wanted to make sure there was vanilla ice-cream to go with it.
Please sprinkle whiskey!
Sunday brunches will go perfectly with Vanilla Ice-cream & Banana Pancakes, and definitely a sweet start for your holiday.