Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Pancakes Rock!

The West Coast of South Island, New Zealand, is reputed to be the wildest corner of the country. My foodie eyes lit up when the map said "Pancake rocks". Boy, was I ever disappointed when they turned out to be ancient and mysterious geological formations spitting spumes of salt water. I wanted pancakes, man.

Here's a good pancake tip I learned in upper North Island: when you want fluffy pancakes, whip the milk before adding it to the batter. Also, if you're going to put pancake batter in the fridge overnight, when you take it out the next day, add another sprinkling of baking soda.