While I'm sequestered away at the cabin, writing my Quilting Math reference manual, I'm also stopping to eat.
Yesterday I made this oven pancake with fresh berries. It was good!
Oven Pancake with Berries2-1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1-1/4 cups milk
3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
powdered sugar, fresh berries, maple syrup (heated)
-Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place butter in a 9" glass pie pan and melt in oven.
-In a blender or food processor, combine milk, flour, eggs, sugar, salt and vanilla and process until smooth.
-Remove pie pan from oven and increase oven temperature to 425 degrees. Pour batter into pie pan and return to oven. Bake for 20 minutes.
-Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees and bake an additional 8-10 minutes.
-Invert on serving platter. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and berries. Maple syrup is optional.
It was a little tricky inverting this whole pancake on to the serving platter. I could have baked mine a little less. I never know how my baking is going to turn out in the high altitudes. I've had my share of complete failures.....however, this was NOT one of them!
This is what we see every morning, the smoke from the Rim fire. We are about 50 miles away from the fire, but we have smoke every morning and ash on the deck. This fire has now become the 5th largest fire in the history of California. Thankfully no lives have been lost, and not too many structures have burned. There are over 4,000 firefighters battling this blaze, along with countless air tankers and helicopters.
This is what one of our neighbors saw Wednesday about a block from our cabin. I sent this picture to Quilt Sue yesterday and I could hear her hollers from across the pond! Sue will be arriving from England on the 24th of September for a visit. We'll spend the first part of her visit in Livermore and the second part of her stay will be spent in the mountains. I suggested we curtail our afternoon walks while she's with us at the cabin. So folks, you had better sign up for Sue's class at Quilting in the Garden at Alden Lane Nursery while you can. (I promise I'll take good care of her while she's under my wing.... I just need to be able to run faster!)