Friday, 7 March 2014

Late Pancake Day and Tattoos

Hey Guys!

Hope everyone had a good week. I had a pretty fun day yesterday, I went and got tattooed again. I booked them back in December, so I have been waiting for ages. Me and Paige also had our annual pancake day celebration (even if we were a bit late) it was so good.
Tattoos and Pancakes - what an odd mix!!
Tattoos
These were my second and third tattoos, which meant I was no where near as nervous as I was the first time round, but I was having to go alone this time, and that did make me a little nervous, because I didn't want to wimp out!!
The tattooist I go to is in East Calder just outside Edinburgh, its about 10 minutes away from Paige's house. As I said, I went on my own as Paige had a uni presentation at the same time, but the tattooist, Charlie, is so funny and relaxed that he made it so much more relaxed. I was actually only there for just over half an hour, which really surprised me as I though I was gonna be a good hour. I got a four leaf clover on my forearm and the Pisces symbol on my ankle.
My four leaf clover
My Pisces symbol
Pancakes
I then headed down the road to Paige's house. We normally have a 'date night' every Thursday. It normally consists of me going to hers in my sweats and us making some fun food. This week it was pancakes. We wanted to make proper American style buttermilk pancakes, and found a really great recipe online. Which I though I'd share because they were just amazing, and we didn't ruin them like we did last year.
You will need:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour                            
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
Directions:
  1. In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Combine the eggs, buttermilk and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Pour the batter by 1/4 cupful's onto a greased hot griddle.
  2. Sprinkle each pancake with 2 teaspoon chocolate chips. Turn when bubbles for on top of pancake; cook until second side is golden brown. 
The recipe says it makes 6-8 pancakes, and I think we got 8 or 9 out of it.
 Our mix
 Yummy Chocolate Chips
 Paige's pro cooking skills!!


The finished thing.
Me and Paige aren't exactly the best cooks, but we managed to make these really easily and that actually tasted like IHOP pancakes (International House of Pancakes). They were so good, and I really enjoyed them. We had them with butter, golden syrup, strawberries and cream. Although, you can have anything on pancakes, I dare you to try something different on them!!

I know this was a really strange post as it had two sort of sections, but I wanted to share.
Did you have a good pancake day? Or do you have any fun tattoos? Let me know, as always :)!
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