Man-cakesPosted: July 14, 2010
Nope, I didn’t wake up this morning next to a gorgeous fella to cook for.
But if I did, do you really think I’d be at my computer right now?
After Sunday’s banana pancakes, I’ve been itching to try another fruit puree as an egg replacement. I don’t care that I just finished up the leftovers, I wanted to see how it would turn out, dammit, and the ultra-ripe mango in my fruit basket was the big red button begging to be pushed.
I skinned and pureed that sucker, and dumped it into the batter.
Public Service Announcement: If you’re crazy enough to try this at home, DONT sample the batter. I am what you might call a compulsive batter-tester; this may have broken me of the habit. It was strangely tart – maybe from the combination of the fruit’s acidity + the almond milk? Either way, that single lick dropped my expectations to near nothing.
Reluctant to waste food, however, I pushed ahead with the experiment and plopped a pancake into a pan. The result was a hundred times better than the bitter batter! (Say that ten times fast!)
The man-cakes turned out extremely light and fluffy, albeit not very sweet, but with no real fruity overtone either. It was hard to time the flippage on these, though – I kept getting them too late as they were starting to over-brown, or too early, with uncooked centers. Only one of them turned out perfectly, and the others were a bit doughy. Not that I’m complaining 😉
With PB sauce and blubes. Every pancake needs to be consumed in this manner..
Verdict: Passable. Yummy, even. But not a winner.
On the ankle front: It hurts, but randomly. When I’m moving on it, it’s hardly noticeable, but the first couple steps after sitting are no bueno. When I tip it a certain way, it tinges, and going down stairs is The Suck. From a medical standpoint, I have no idea what’s wrong with it – I suppose researching that will be my project for the day. Unfortunately, I think that also means no evening run. Hopefully I can scrounge up a good yoga podcast instead – one that doesn’t put a lot of impact on the legs. Any suggestions?
See ya tonight!