Not a cat person…

August 9th, 2009 § 4 comments

I thought I was.

You only get to know the truth about you being a catperson when you’ve gave a try at catsitting… and the truth is: I’m not!

Ok, It was a brave try: three cats at once that have just moved to a new three storey house and are not familiar with their new neighbourhood… So far so good for the cuddling. At least, I’ve done some exercise: playing hide and seek through the house and garden, running after them up and down the three flights of stairs a dozen time, crawling on the floor trying to get them out from under the sofa/bed and back into their dedicated room on the top floor… and finally falling asleep exhausted on the sofa at midnight while desperatly hoping that the damned adventurous one will finally deign coming back from his moonlight exploration of the neighbourhood rooftops and gardens so that I can finally go back to my own house and dive in my bed where my dutchie has long fallen into the arms of morpheus…

My friends are not due back before monday evening but luckily, this morning, there’s Louisa Carter, her fluffy comforting pancakes, and juicy blueberries to help me gather a little energy and comfort for my afternoon catsitting session!

Blueberry pancakes

Blueberry pancakes
Pancakes aux myrtilles

makes 6 to 8.
prep: 10 min. cook: 15 min

135 g flour, sifted;
1 tsp baking powder;
1 Tsp sugar;
1/4 tsp salt;
100 ml milk (that’s all I had left),
50 ml plain yoghurt;
1 egg, lightly beaten;
30 g butter, melted;
2 handful blueberries;
vegetable oil or butter for cooking;

Sift the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Slightly whisk the milk, yoghurt, egg and butter together and pour on the flour mixture. Mix (you can use a fork or an electric mixer at your convenience) until smooth and leave to rest for a couple of minutes. Toss in the blueberries.

to serve:
icing sugar;

Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add a knob of butter or some vegetable oil. When it’s melted, add a ladle of batter. It should be quite thick. When the top side of the pancake begins to bubble, turn it over and cook until both sides are nicely colored and the pancake has risen to about 1/2 cm to 1 cm thick. Repeat until the batter is used up.

Serve immediately or keep warm, covered with aluminium in a slightly warm oven.

I like my blueberry pancakes slightly buttered and generously sprinkled with icing sugar, but I leave it to you…

Bon appétit!

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§ 4 Responses to Not a cat person…"

  • Ozoz says:

    Truth be told, I’m not a cat lover either and I have a perfect excuse to avoid them – I’m allergic. As for food on the other hand, I’m neither a hater or allergic….hence my dilemma. This recipe reminds me of Blueberry Polenta pancakes I had many moons ago

    • mykitchendiaries says:

      Hi Ozoz. Truth is, I love these three little monsters now that I’ve got to know them better and luckily, I’m not allergic.
      Had a look at your blog. Love your photos.
      Cheers, Myriam

  • Sophie says:

    Hi hi hi

    le sport c’est bon pour la santé !

    Que fais-tu à ces pauvres bêtes ? les chats sont, en général, des amours ;D

    Courage !


  • Daniela says:

    Knowing that the M&Ms can be terrible beasts, we are extremely grateful that you put so much effort into looking after them…and if you ever feel in need of some exercise after all those pancakes, you know where you can go.

    Merci bien pour ton aide…même les trois chats disent ça. Grand bis, D&C

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