Today is a holiday, 1rst of May/Labour day. For our breakfast, late in the morning, I made some pancakes and bacon stripes:
|1 pancake with bacon, butter and sirupe|
Usually on first of May we try to be away on a little journey because right at the other side of our street / our house, in the middle of our small village, there happens to be a big party all day long: dance into the May. First it begins with a prayer and some preacher talking, than the mayor will have a word or two or more, afterwards the local hunters music group will play some classical songs on their hunting horns and cornets (they are good, beautiful tunes) and afterwards the local cheer leading dancers will swing their legs and the youth brass band will play some horrible tunes. They are no good. Sure this is a very small village and we don't have enough boys and girls who are skilled concerning drums and pipes and trumpets. They are only a few and they try to do their best but sometimes I think making much noise is not enough.
All day long there will be music played by a so called disc jockey which has a very local/rural taste in music. And the more the passerbys and visitors, party folk, get drunk the lowder he will play and sing stupid songs (OMG). And they always get seriously drunk. The local fire brigade will sell lots of beer and serve BBQ. The church ladies will sell some cakes and coffee too but this is for the older female folk only.
All in all it will get more and more louder and annoying - not the older ladies but the young guys and girls at the beer stable together with this local jokel playing disco music. That is the reason we always try to escape.
But today I cannot walk that much because of a little accident two days ago. Soon I will need some earplugs. But first I will have some pancakes:
They are thick, flufy and very stuffing. No need to eat something until evening.I like them to be wrapped around the crunchy bacon with lots of maple sirupe
For the batter:
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- 125 g yoghurt
- 125 ml milk
- 125 g flour
- 1teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- dark honey or maple sirupe
- 125 g bacon (cured pork belly) cut into thick stripes
- a little oil
Whisk yoghurt, milk and eggs, salt, sugar, 1 tablespoon melted butter together. Add the flour mixed with baking powder and soda and whisk in lightly, don’t overbeat.
Heat a pan with a little oil, start to fry the bacon for one minute until it starts to release fat, push the bacon around and at least shove it to the side of the pan to make room for the pancakes. Ladle batter in the middle of the pan (1 smaller ladle=1 pancake). Fry pancake over medium heat until bubbles forms and bubble holes appear at the surface of the batter. Flip the pancake and fry for a few minutes more until well browned and golden. Set pancake on a plate and keep warm. Swish the pan with the bacon stripes and push them aside again, they will release some fat on their way for the next pancake, add the next ladle of batter.
If everything went well you will have 8 pancakes and very crunchy bacon stripes.
Serve pancakes with a little butter and sirupe or honey and crunchy bacon.