I woke up this morning saying in my inside voice,
“I want to make the best pancakes ever!”
I felt the excitement of the new day, new year, sweet beginnings. Pancakes are what I desired to make.
I enjoy cooking with Jesus in the kitchen. I cook with Him, we talk heart to heart. It is a place where I enjoy relationship with Him. I typed “ the best pancakes ever” in Google search, a blog caught my eye called “Once Upon a Chef” with a recipe titled, “Best Breakfast Pancakes”inspired by the New York Times Cookbook.
“Fun!”, I thought. I had my coffee in one hand, cozy pajamas on, and Pandora music playing on the “Hey Jude” inspired station. “Somewhere over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole came on followed with”Your Song” by Elton John. I decided to dance awhile first with the Lord! I adored these two songs in a row! I like to say I have a pair of DJ angels that live with me! Inspired music happens around me a lot, a love language!
As I began to move in the kitchen, I heard, “Prepare ye the Way of the Lord” (adapted from Mark 1:3 in the Bible!) yet in my Spirit I saw the word “Prepare” broken up like this “Prep” as in prepping foods in the kitchen, followed by “you have My heart, you are prepared to start” followed by “My heart is for you to start, that is the first part.” I was encouraged by these “new day” words from Holy Spirit.
As I poured my prepared egg & milk mixture into the heart inspired batter, I heard, “My heart is with you”
The theme I took away from the conversation was “Heart”.
God reminded me of what he told me one day last year,
“If your Heart is in it, win it!”
I am in God’s Heart and as I create with Him, our hearts beating as One, I am inspired!
Holy Spirit, will you show me how to cook with you in the kitchen? Only with You will I be satisfied completely with your flavors of JOY, LOVE, HOPE, PEACE in and out of the kitchen.
Happy New Year 2016!!!
What will my Heart bring to the table this year?
I Have no fear, I am DEEPLY LOVED by CHEF GOD,
His Perfect Love removes all Fear! (adapted from 1 John 4:18)
With His Love,
Best Breakfast Pancakes
By Jennifer Segal, adapted from The New York Times Cookbook
Servings: 6-8 large pancakes
Total Time: 15 Minutes
1 cup all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off with back edge of knife
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar (I used a little coconut sugar too)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk (I used toasted coconut almond milk)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
Vegetable oil, for cooking ( I used coconut oil)
Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl and mix well.Beat the egg and milk together in a bowl. In a different bowl, add the milk mixture to the melted butter, stirring constantly with a whisk to blend.Pour the milk mixture into the dry ingredients and stir just enough to moisten the flour mixture. It should look a little lumpy. (If you overwork the mixture, the pancakes will be tough.) This is a thick batter but if it seems too thick, add a bit more milk.
Heat a griddle or nonstick pan over medium heat and coat it with vegetable oil. Drop the batter from a large spoon (about 1/4 cup) and cook until the first side is golden brown, or until the top surface bubbles and is dotted with holes. Flip and cook until the other side is golden brown. This happens quickly so peek after 30 seconds and watch carefully! Adjust the heat setting if necessary. Wipe the griddle totally clean with a paper towel between batches. Serve immediately.
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