Daily Bread for 11.26.21: A Japanese Recipe for Pancakes

Good morning.

Friday in Whitewater will be cloudy with a high of 32.  Sunrise is 7:01 AM and sunset 4:23 PM for 9h 22m 07s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 59.4% of its visible disk illuminated.

 On this day in 1838, the Wisconsin Legislature assembles in Madison for the first time:

On this date, after moving from the temporary capital in Burlington, Iowa, the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature assembled in Madison for the first time. Two years earlier, when the territorial legislature had met for the first time in Belmont, many cities were mentioned as possibilities for the permanent capital — Cassville, Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Platteville, Mineral Point, Racine, Belmont, Koshkonong, Wisconsinapolis, Peru, and Wisconsin City. Madison won the vote, and funds were authorized to erect a suitable building in which lawmakers would conduct the people’s business. Progress went so slowly, however, that some lawmakers wanted to relocate the seat of government to Milwaukee, where they also thought they would find better accommodations than in the wilds of Dane Co. When the legislature finally met in Madison in November 1838 there was only an outside shell to the new Capitol. The interior was not completed until 1845, more than six years after it was supposed to be finished. On November 26, 1838, Governor Henry Dodge delivered his first speech in the new seat of government.

 Few breakfast dishes seem more American than pancakes, but there should always be room for ideas to make our own favorites even better.  Valerio Farris writes of Extra Fluffy Pancakes, Thanks to This Japanese Secret Ingredient:

Recently, it came to my attention that there was a pancake trick making the rounds on Japanese Twitter. The secret to airier, fluffier, cakier pancakes? Mayo.

Weird, I know. But who am I to scoff? Rather, who are you to scoff? Who are any of us to scoff? So once I finished scoffing, I set out to give this recipe a try, following a translation of the original tweet.

According to SoraNews24, an online Japanese content aggregate, the recipe reads:

  • First mix one egg, 150 milliliters (2/3 cup) of carbonated water, and two tablespoons of mayonnaise together in a pot.
  • Add 150 grams of pancake mix, stir lightly, and heat over a low flame (option to add blueberries at this point).
  • Cook for about three minutes, flip, cook for about two more minutes on the other side, and you’re done.
  • Add butter, syrup, jam, or whatever toppings you’d like, and enjoy! The mayonnaise makes the pancakes fluffier, thicker, and juicier.

Sounds easy, right? Sure enough, it was.

Farris describes the result as a little tart, but not too dense.


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