Saturday, October 4, 2008

Carrot Cake Pancakes + Cream Cheese Sauce

I was getting ready for a great outting yesterday. Then, out of nowhere, I kena FFK. T-T Felt a little pissed off. *ya owe me an air ticket, girl!* Well, at least I did enjoy myself browsing through Kinokuniya's vast selection of Japanese craft books. Spent a good two hours there. :P

Before heading back home, I dropped by the supermarkets to get some ingredients for making Carrot Cake Pancakes.

{ Carrot cake pancakes with cooked apples and cream cheese sauce, sprinkled with raisins }

I had a large packet of cake flour left over after I made the Steamed Cheesecake. I figure I might as well give myself in to that constantly-there craving for sweet stuff that occasionally gets overpowering.

So, I made a load of pancakes, topped them off with butter-stir-fried cooked apples, and drizzle on homemade cream cheese sauce. It's weird how I couldn't taste the 2 cups of grated carrot I've put in the pancake batter. The recipe stated that there'll be a little crunch to the pancakes, but I didn't get the slightest nip of carrots. Perhaps it's because I grated the carrots too finely. ^-^"

Oh, and I did not follow the recipe strictly. I omitted quite a number of ingredients, including chopped pecans, ground ginger, nutmeg, sugar and vanilla extract.

{ Devilishly yummy pancake ♥ }

The 'homemade cream cheese sauce' was created from evaporated milk, light cream cheese spread, and wildflower honey. If there's a lesson learnt while making it, it's that cream cheese won't melt, no matter what you do to it. I tried standing it a pan of boiling water, but the cheese never budged a centimeter. In the end, I had to manually scrap the cheese against the bowl to get it to mix with the honey and milk.

After feasting on a couple of pancakes, I finished off today's lunch with a teenee bowl of Marks & Spencer's Triple Chocolate Crunch, which yokie introduced me :

{ Light & crunchy oat clusters with dark & white chocolate curls & Belgian milk chocolate pieces }

This is no health food. Though oat is clearly one of the ingredients, it constitutes only 36%. The rest is chocolate. Sinfully sweet, melty chocolate. *mmm....*

I can actually feel my tummy wobble a fraction of a second there.... T-T


Anonymous said...

I LOVE that cereal! It seriously is amazing! hehe. before they had the wafer rolled choc and the fudge, they used to just have white, dark and milk chocolate chunks. Both versions are equally yummy:P

Kimberly Tia said...

Wow -- super yummy looking cereal! and those pancakes look deelish too!!! go YOU!

Sing Yee said...

georgina, I didn't know there were other verions of this. :P I think everything Marks & Spencer's yummy. :P

kimberly, thanks. :) Yeah, those pancakes certainly took some of the craving away. :P

CinnamonCrane said...

I feel like making some of those pancakes. My chumps and family would love them :D