Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pear Yogurt Pancakes Covered with The High Dials, Paperfangs and The Casanova Wave

On one hand you've got European smokers who, back in the day before tobacco and that other plant were the thing to put in your pipe, puffed on pear leaves. On the other you've got USA Pears suggesting that a pear diet might help to fight cancer. Somewhere in the middle you've got woodwind instruments, furniture, playlists, bands and bands, wine and cheese accompaniment and snacks. What is the best way to use pears? You ask me, shoving them in a pancake is the way to go.

Pear Yogurt Pancakes

-1 pear, grated (core and all)
-1 cup oats
-1 Tbs. flour
-2 eggs
-1/2 cup Greek yogurt
-3/4 cup Greek yogurt
-1 Tbs. Agave Nectar

1. Grate pear into a large metal bowl. Set aside.

2. Mix 1 cup of oats, flour, eggs, and 1/2 cup of Greek Yogurt in a separate bowl. Add the yogurt and stir until well combined. Mixture should be consistency of pancake batter. If too runny add more flour.

3. Heat a flat, non-stick pan, over medium heat. Drop 1/3 cup of batter onto the pan. Smooth out the pancake (I used the back of the measuring cup). Press down on the pancake periodically with a spatula and heat until browned (about 4-5 minutes). Flip. Press down on pancake until it is the desired thickness. Heat until browned. Remove from heat and stack on a plate. Repeat until entire batter is gone.

4. Mix 3/4 cup of Greek yogurt with Agave nectar. Drop a spoonful on top of the pancakes. Enjoy.

*I plan to try a similar without the yogurt as J-Fur had such an aversion to this she could only muster one bite (of course that meant more for me).

In the same vein as David Bowie and his Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes are the High Dials and their "ch-ch-ch-ch Chinese Boxes." Perfect for pear pancakes because guess what country produces the most pears? You got it, China (and it isn't even close)! The High Dials have a new album, Anthems for Doomed Youth, which was released yesterday. You can get it here.

The Paperfangs have a new single out on EardrumsPop. You can download the entire album at that site. The best track for pancake making? "The Vastest Plain."

I don't dig on instrumentals, yet here I am posting my second one in a week. This one, called "Kimota," comes from the Casanova Wave and it makes me feel like I am bounding over Tampa Public Transit Train Tracks (if that existed). Thanks Nialler 9 for this one.