Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Happy Happy Che Che Pancakes

I made pancakes on Sunday. The recipe wasn't anything terrifically original or anything, but the site where I got it from cracked my shit up and won me over into trying them out. I don't know what's funnier--the idea of Commie vegans or vegan Commies. Actually, neither are all that funny (or surprising even, perhaps), but I just got sucked in by the site name: Pancakes for Pinkos (tee hee).

The web site offers pancakes recipes because they're working under the assumption that...
  • A - Your average pinko commie doesn't have time for a healthy breakfast as he is too busy inciting revolution.

  • B - The proletariat is too listless and unmotivated to make breakfast.

  • C - The bourgeoisie would rather suck on tepid duck fat and dull, lifeless rubles than eat a healthy meal.

Check it out. They have a whole buncha different vegan pancake recipes on there too.

Next time, I want to try the Commie Apple Oatmeal ones.

Mine ended up being a variation on the Proletariat Fluffy Vegan Pancakes.

I've reprinted the recipe below, with my alterations. Given that I souped them up a bit, I thought they were deserving of a new name. But I did try to keep in spirit with the web page.

  • 1 c. whole wheat flour

  • 1 c. unbleached white flour

  • 1 T. baking powder

  • 1 T. sugar

  • 1 3/4 c. soy milk

  • 1 T. oil

  • A handful of vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips

Stir the flours and the baking powder together in a large bowl. In a seperate bowl, combine the soy milk and oil and whip for about one minute. Pour the soy mixture into the flour mixture. Stir just to combine. Don't worry about the lumps. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Lightly oil a medium nonstick skillet (no-fat spray oil, preferably). Heat over medium heat. When a few drops of water sprinkled on the skillet sizzle or bead up, the pan is ready.

Pour 3/4 cup of the batter at a time onto the skillet. Cook until the pancakes begin to bubble, about 3 minutes. Turn with a spatula, and cook until the second side is lightly browned. Serve topped with sliced bananas in the shape of the face of a happy Commie. 'Cause if you're gonna be a Commie, you're gonna wanna be a happy one (and a full one too). And of course, don't forget the maple syrup.

1 comment:

Kate Ramos said...

Hee-larious! Love it! Commie pancake-eating vegans, of course!