Classic Mini Pancakes…And a GIF!

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Oh yeah, punk?! Well, my recipe’s better than your recipe!

I’m sure at this point in your life pancakes are not anything special, and I understand that. But everyone’s got a different recipe for them and each one has different measurements and wait times and fancy ingredients like whole wheat organic vanilla beet sugar blessed by a lamb with vegan wool.

And you know that at Mamaland Island ain’t nobody got time for dat.

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Lazy Fruit Shortbread – A Summer-in-April Treat!

I don’t know about all of you guys around the world, but it is getting warmer and warmer around here. Summer creeps up on us.

Around here, summer is sort of unsure if it should knock or ring the doorbell, so it decides to just barge in unannounced instead.

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It got eaten up really fast!

When I think summer, I think of cakes that are best served cold, just like revenge. And though I’ve never really been a fruit person (my main intake of fruit is probably through cakes and muffins. I’m sort of alright with that) , I will admit that fruity cakes really hit the spot  when you want something refreshing and light.

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Corn and Cheese Crossover Pastries

..so I’ve been favoring savory pastries lately. Sue me.

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I keep seeing these really pretty “crossover pastries” everywhere, and they just seem so darn beautiful. I’d been thinking about trying it for a while, but didn’t get around to it. Today, however, I made my own dough and got to work.

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Now, from what I’ve seen, crossovers are usually made with puff pastry dough. I found another one of my grandma’s recipes, this time for the dough. It is so easy to make it’s almost criminal, and you don’t even need a mixer. You just stir with your fingers and bam! dough. Also, there’s no egg in this recipe, except for the egg wash on top.

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Savory Cheese Spiral

Every now and again, dinner gets boring.  That’s when you make a savory pastry.

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“Why in the name of all that is chocolate would I make a savory pastry?” you ask. That is a good question. The answer? Just ’cause. Sometimes you need to break the sweetness. Try not to gasp.

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This all came about when I was browsing the interwebs, and by interwebs I mean Pinterest.

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Use Up Old Cake: Quick Chocolate Balls

…you never knew you needed this.

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Yes, everyone. Chocolate in yet another compact form. Also, quick. It’s sort of like a fast version of a cake pop. Minus the frosting. And the baking. And the lollipop stick. Okay, forget that.

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It’s a really flexible recipe, and it can get rid of the dry cake you made last week. Because of this flexibility, there really isn’t anything with actual measurements.

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