Orange Blossom Flapjacks – A Recipe For One
Now, the flap-jack is a majestic thing. Every proper Canadian has memories of waking up to the smell of these disc-shaped happiness biscuits, sitting down at the breakfast table, and downing one or two while groggy-eyed and adjusting to the horrible crippling brightness of the sun.
As I've reached adulthood, and achieved the life goal of living on my own, I often wake up, groggy eyed, and curse at the horrible, crippling brightness of the sun. Seems only fitting to make flap-jacks, right?
Problem comes that my favorite recipe is designed to feed a family of sixteen. I live alone. I can eat a lot of pancakes, but not that many. Now, with a little experimentation and a lot of ruined pancakes, I've converted the ol' family recipe to make a suitable number of pancakes for one lonely asshole – around three pancakes. Your welcome!
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon melted, unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons orange blossom honey ¹
¹ If your local farmers market doesn't supply this, a simple alternative can be made by combining ¼ teaspoon orange extract with 2 tablespoons liquid honey.
- In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- In another bowl, beat egg; add buttermilk, butter, and honey. Whisk until thoroughly combined and slightly foamy.
- Grease a hot pan, and pour the batter in by ⅓ cupfuls.
- Flip when bubbles form on top of flap-jacks. Continue to cook until golden brown.
- Serve with powdered sugar and honey. Or however the hell you like it.
This is a fairly simple recipe – simple enough to make hungover – that results in delicious, fluffy flap-jacks. If you need to make more flap-jacks, double or triple the recipe.