Saturday, July 01, 2017

Happy 150th birthday, Canada

We're still a bit elated from our magnificent trip to Oregon and Canada, despite having arrived back in Australia. Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday today (happy birthday!) though the country is clearly making it into a year-long party. Why not? In honour of Canada's sesquicentenary I made pancakes with maple syrup for breakfast.

(recipe makes enough for two pancakes)

1.5 cups wholemeal flour
1.5 cups milk
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon maple syrup (plus extra for the topping)

Combine the flour, milk, baking powder and maple syrup well. Melt butter in frying pan, pour in batter and cook pancakes on each side. Serve with maple syrup and whipped cream.

(What, no eggs? OK, so I forgot to add eggs. I usually put eggs in pancakes. But the recipe worked really well without them – the pancakes were crispier than usual – so I think I'll continue omitting eggs in future.)

Here are pictures of some other quintessentially Canadian foods we ate while away. Yummo.

Poutine at Frite Alors in Montreal

Yeah, yeah. We may need to go on a diet now we're home.

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