Where am I? Maybe you don’t know. Sometimes I don’t even know. Sometimes I spring awake in the middle of the night and I’ve forgotten where I am, unable to return to sleep until I can remember.
But then I do remember, ah yes, I am in Washington, D.C.
Perhaps my favorite part of returning to D.C was reuniting with my friend Callie and meeting all her wonderful, funny, intelligent, kind, beautiful, lady friends.
You may even remember them from Social Scones.
They are the group of D.C girls I want to hang out with all the time.
Movie nights, morning teas with scones, Gushi (gym+sushi). Just young ladies, being together, and being ladies.
One night, with a Harry Potter playing of course, our friend Sanjida whipped up these amazingly light little pancake guys just for the hell of it. They were simple but so tasty, dusted with powdered sugar, drizzled with maple syrup, topped with berries, or (in my case) all of the above.
They were like edible clouds and I could have eaten 20 but as I was a guest, and (at the time) new to the friend group, I decided to, with great difficulty, restrain myself to one.
What a perfect night with perfect friends, a cup of tea, Swedish pancakes, and a movie marathon.
Maybe they remember it or maybe they don’t but I remember looking around at the scene, the smiles, and thinking to myself, “This really is the sweet life.”
So here’s a little treat for the sweet moments in your life.
Just a few things needed – flour, salt, sugar, melted butter, eggs, vanilla, milk, and water.
Put milk, water, vanilla, and eggs in a blender and mix.
Add flour and salt.
With the motor running, stream in the melted butter until smooth.
Melt a pat of butter in a non-stick pan. Add a little batter and swirl to cover the bottom of the pan in a thin layer. Cook for 2 – 3 minutes until the edges start to curl up.
Cook on the other side for 2 minutes.
Serve these warm and share with friends or eat an entire batch by yourself while thinking of your friends. It all evens out.
Sweet Life Swedish Pancakes
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup of water
3 tablespoons of sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 stick of butter, melted
additional butter for frying
Place eggs, milk, water, sugar, and vanilla in a blender and mix until combined.
Add flour and salt and mix.
With the blender running, stream in the melted butter.
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium low heat. Add a pat of butter.
When the butter is melted, pour in a small amount of batter and swirl it around to coat the pan.
Let cook for 2 – 3 minutes until lightly browned.
Flip and cook for another 2 – 3 minutes.
Repeat with the rest of the batter.