In the ebbs and flows of everyday life, it’s hard to remember to take some time for yourself. Just picture it’s a Monday morning and you’re almost late for work. It just snowed so traffic is a mess and you can’t find your shoes. Doesn’t sound like you’ll be having breakfast this morning, does it? Your busy life might just have you missing the most important meal of the day.
Food photographer Grace Pritchett gives her advice on how to solve that problem. “It’s easy to get caught up in our routines and focused on throwing ourselves into our day, but taking the time to treat yourself in the morning better prepares you for the day. The recipe for the Honey Cloud Pancake isn’t a difficult one but it definitely focuses on time and precision. The process of whipping the egg whites is the most important step because it gives the pancake the fluffy texture.”
The delectable Honey Cloud Pancakes are the seventh installment in our Recipe Renovations series. This recipe pairs perfectly with this inspiring Chicago kitchen shot by VHT Studios’ Matt D. With a spacious and bright kitchen you can move around in, you’ll want to spend more time in the morning making a meal. Before you head out the door and into the hustle and bustle of the city, how about treat yourself to a tasty breakfast first.
1 large egg and 1 egg white
1/4 cup of warmed milk
1/4 cup of flour
1 pinch of salt
2 teaspoons of honey
1 dash of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of butter
Handful of cranberries
Honey for drizzling
1. Heat the oven to 390°F. Heat a small ovenproof frying pan.
2. In one bowl, whisk one egg white until it is white and peaky.
3. In another bowl, mix the whole egg with flour, salt, honey, and vanilla then whisk in the warm milk.
4. Gently fold the egg white into the batter with a metal spoon.
5. Melt one tablespoon of butter in the pan.
6. Pour the batter in and cook for a few minutes until starting to set at the very edge.
7. Sprinkle fruit on top.
8. Bake in the oven for 7-9 minutes, until puffed up and golden.
9. Drizzle with honey and serve.
It’s time to treat yourself to a good breakfast everyday. Stay tuned for the eighth and final recipe of the year.