Who wrote it better

I’ve been on social media mindlessly scrolling more than usual because I was sick all last week and I couldn’t help but roll my eyes when seeing the same articles over and over again. Not identical but almost like copy cat posts from ‘Canberra pages’ such as Out in Canberra and RiotACT of fellow blogger original ideas.

Who wrote it better?

Case study 1: My friend started her blog Feel the Powerberra back in 2013 going through the many many suburbs of Canberra. You get to experience a bit of every suburb through her artistic eye and lens.

RiotACT have now started their band of writers to do the same but in a less tasteful fashion full of statistics.


Case study 2: A foodie friend The Food Avenue wrote an awesome piece about where to find alternative shakes that won’t take 4 hours to line up for. Weeks later, I saw this sad sponsored article on my Facebook feed for Out in Canberra about milkshakes with what looks like address information missing from places that I would never order a milkshake from. Admittedly they published their article first but it doesn’t excuse the poor writing and recommendations.

 

It might seem ironic because I (slowly) write about restaurants that other bloggers have also been to but I’m just sharing my own experience and a different perspective.

Maybe I’m just bitter from all the pills I’ve been taking but I want to read pieces that make me want to eat where you’ve eaten or inspires me to bake something in my kitchen ASAP. C’mon Canberra pages, inspire me.

Pancake trial #3

My lovely American friend invited me over for brunch which entailed bacon, home-made hash browns and very fluffy thick pancakes, she happily gave me the recipe and I needed to try for myself if it was as easy as she said it was. The recipe is supposed to be easy to remember: 1 of everything, although you have to remember it is only one tablespoon of sweetener or your teeth will fall out. 😉

Ingredients

  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1-3/4 cup milk (depends on how thick or thin you like your pancakes)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar or honey
  • Butter for cooking

Equipment

  • Fry pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cup for easy pouring of the batter
  • Spatula

Method

  1. Throw all the ingredients into a bowl and mix only until all the ingredients have just been incorporated. Apparently it doesn’t even matter if you don’t get all the flour pockets, just don’t over mix it
  2. Let it stand in the bowl for 10 minutes
  3. Grab a measuring cup for easy scooping, I chose my 1/3 cup for smallish pancakes
  4. Heat the pan on medium heat and throw a knob of butter to oil the pan
  5. Once the butter is bubbling, scoop a portion of your pancake batter in and it should spread nicely to create circles. I was able to fit two in a big fry pan, because I only added 3/4 cup of milk, it was thick and stayed put
  6. Flip the pancake once bubbles have formed (should only take a few minutes).
  7. Once flipped, it only needs around another minute to brown the other side.
  8. Remember to adjust heat based on your stove top so the pancakes do not burn

Tips

This mixture made only 5 fluffy pancakes, it is good portions for one or two people and ensures you’re not eating pancakes for the next week.

They reheat well after a 10-15 seconds in the microwave.

You can also add some berries (frozen or fresh), after you’ve poured the batter into the pan

Throw all the ingredients in a bowl, mix, rest for 10 minutes, scoop, cook, flip and eat, it is that easy.
TimmyC has his with maple syrup and ice cream, I prefer mine with Lyle’s Golden syrup.They’re so fluffy!!I think I have found a winner, these pancakes are thick and fluffy, the ingredients list is easy to remember and are basic staple to the kitchen pantry/fridge. I will just have to keep an eye on the cooking so they don’t look so brown around the edges. That is one out of five completed for my New Year’s resolution. It’s already August, eeep!