I always hate when I see Secret Recipe Club “orphans.” These are the blogs who have an assignment and do theirs but the person who has their name didn’t do their assignment. Does that make sense?
For last week’s Group A revel, my assigned blog was Sustainable Eating for One. And the person who had me was Amanda’s Cookin’. So if Amanda’s Cookin’ had not made my recipe and posted about it, I would be an SRC “orphan.”
I have never been in that situation, but I imagine it’s a big bummer to do your recipe and get it up and not get to see a review of your own recipe!
When I saw that The Tasty Cheapskate was a group B orphan this month, I jumped over to her blog. Because I like tasty! And I am cheap. And she has a HUGE recipe index, so I knew I could find something to make that I had all the ingredients for. I was right!
I slightly modified Jean’s recipe for Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes with Apple Cream Topping. I added a little lemon zest, which I thought would be nice with the cinnamon. I didn’t bother with the topping, because it’s a weekday morning and I didn’t think anyone in my family would eat it except David. And I doubled the recipe, because 8 pancakes is laughable for my family of 4. David ate 3 by himself. (He’s not quite 18 months. And UNDERWEIGHT. Ha.) (Two is definitely a reasonable portion, especially with the topping, but my husband LOVES pancakes and I don’t mind having leftovers to freeze anyway.)
These pancakes are sticky and awesome. The cinnamon-sugar-butter mixture oozes out when you flip the pancakes, leaving an indentation where it was and making that side of the pancake sort of like the outside of a hot sticky bun. Thus, my interpretation of the name.
Bon Appetit, Pancake Lovers! And go give Tasty Cheapskate some extra love and comments on her blog.