Friday, 25 April 2014

See it, Pin it, Do it! ~ April Edition

Hello and welcome to another edition of SIPIDI! It’s time to see whether we’ve put any of those great ideas we pinned to good use. This month I’ve been on the hunt for a great pancake recipe. I quite often cook them for a weekend breakfast and have always used a Nigella recipe to make the thick American style. It’s a throw it all in the blender type of mix, just what you want on a lazy Sunday morning.

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I have envied the puffiness of pancakes I’ve seen pictured online, but mine never seem to reach those heights! A friend of mine uses a Jamie Oliver recipe, to make the most wonderful looking thick pancakes, but (and it’s a big but for me) it involves separating three eggs and whisking the whites. I wanted a simpler way to get that fluffiness and I think I’ve found the secret ingredient….buttermilk.

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I tried this recipe a couple of weeks ago and the pancakes were light and fluffy and delicious with a good slug of maple syrup. Success! And no egg separating needed.

So….it’s over to you. If you are a Pinterest user, what kind of things do you like to pin the most?

My SEWING board tops the charts with 44 pins and, to my shame, I have only used two of them. Although, in my defence, a lot of them were ideas I pinned for Five Things I’m Loving This Friday. I have three different RECIPE boards: Savoury, Sweet and Budget. I’ve cooked around half of the Savoury, three of the Sweet and all of the Budget recipes, well there are only two on that last one!

Which pins do you go on to use the most of?

If you’d like to join in this month, all the information can be found here. Just leave me a comment, to point me in the direction of your post, and I’ll add it to the board.

PS You can make your own buttermilk, by adding a tablespoon of white vinegar, or lemon juice, to ordinary milk. It works best with whole milk or semi skimmed.

23 comments:

Sheena said...

I'll have to try this recipe as a treat for mine before they return to school on tuesday x
I've opted for a scrapping pin this month x
http://sheenasscrapsandscribbles.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/sipidi-april.html

Alison said...

Fab tip about turning ordinary milk into buttermilk, Fi - that will be very useful! I pin things I like, but not much in the way of cooking ... I do try and limit the time on the computer! These pancakes look scrumdiddlyumptious!

mandyjane71 said...

Oh I love IHOP pancakes when we're in the USA so it's great to have the recipe, I'll give it a go on the next bank holiday weekend.

Sian said...

Buttermilk is a very Irish kind of ingredient :)

I think my scrapbooking board is the one I give the most attention to. I'm adding the highest number of pins to my new crochet board at the minute

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

The pancakes I make have buttermilk in them, and I always make my own buttermilk by adding lemon juice to regular milk.

I tend to pin the most to my "Crafts to Make" board, but I do have an awful lot of recipes for appetizers that need to be looked at...

I blogged about a pinned recipe that I made here: http://paperturtle.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-recipe-saved-and-made-in-same-week.html

KraftyKaren said...

Not really counted up what I have on each board - probably my cards one is the largest but so far my SIPIDIs have been from the jewellery board. I am pretty sure I know what I am doing this month - just need the time to have a go at it

scrappyjacky said...

Most of my pins are some sort of craft.....I mainly just admire them!!
I do pin recipe ideas and gain inspiration from them.

Honoré said...

That pancake looks delectable! Fun idea to do something with your Pins. I think that's the whole idea, right? Good for you!
Cheers~

Virginia said...

Oh tasty pancakes - fab stuff!

Linda said...

YUM! I'm no cook so rarely pin recipes. I'm pinning mostly dressmaking projects I'd like to do at the moment, but now it's gardening season, will start to pin nice gardens too! My SIPIDI is a garden colour scheme, see it here:
http://linda-lindasphotoblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/see-it-pin-it-do-it-april.html

My simple life said...

Sounds yum, my lot love pancakes so might have to give it a go :) My SIPIDI is here :)
http://thesteelenook.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/sipidi-april.html

Louise said...

hooray...I've joined in x
http://www.scrapbook-me.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/see-it-pin-it-do-it.html

those pancakes look lush!! x

Louise said...

I meant to add that I probably pin layouts and cards the most x

Nathalie said...

i just found this même through Louise's blog and I really like the idea since I am an avid Pinterest user! My scrapbooking board is my biggest but I use my recipe one a lot more! I hope to play along one of these days!

Karen said...

My contribution for April. Just off to the St George's Day Parade with my Rainbow pack so will be back to have a look at everyone else's SIPIDI x

http://talesfromthescrapheap.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/april-sipidi.html

Maria Ontiveros said...

These are making me hungry!
Rinda

Julia said...

Golden for me please Fi! That art wrap looks really interesting. Let me know how easy it is to make and I might have a go!

Jo said...

Mmmm I could just eat a pancake right now! :)

Jane said...

I like to use buttermilk for pancakes, like the tip from Deb about the lemon, must remember that.

Jane said...

have just done a see it, pin it, do it post http://nannyjanes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/see-it-pin-it-do-it.html

Jennifer Grace said...

Mmmm, these sound so delicious! x

Alison said...

Joining in rather belatedly at

http://alisonslife-in-the-slow-lane.blogspot.com.es/2014/05/sipidi.html

love the look of those pancakes!
Alison xx

Alison said...

I finally managed to join in!
http://alisondj.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/sipidi-april-shepherds-pie.html