How can I begin?
For some of you who were familiar with my old blog on blogspot, I left it. It’s packed away. Old memories. I needed a new blog design and as I searched around, I found tons of articles that suggested for self-hosted WordPress blogs. So, of course, I was convinced and here I am!
I was able to work with the amazing Amanda at The Suitcase Designs for her to create this lovely blog design and logo. I’m so in love with the simplicity of it and the pop of teal – just the way I like it! I’m super stoked to be back at blogging and sharing with you a little piece of my life again.
On Sunday, I was craving….CRAVING for pancakes. I pulled out a simple recipe and was just able to mix everything together, until I realized…why don’t I change things up a bit? So, I did and I created such a beautiful mix of Rooibos Pancakes. I infused the milk with Rooibos Provence from Tealish Teas and used that in the batter. That infused milk made all the difference. The pancakes were light, sweetened, and delicate with the taste and smell of elderberry, lavender, rosemary, peppercorn, and currant. The colour turned out to be a little pink toned from the rooibos tea – it’s blushing pancakes!
These pancakes will definitely be a crowd pleaser for your next brunch date!
Rooibos Blush Pancakes
This recipe serves for two.
What you’ll need:
1 1/4 cup of milk
2 Rooibos Tea Bags (I used Rooibos Provence!)
1 cup of flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/8-1/4 cup of sugar (depending on how sweet you like your pancakes!)
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Using a saucepan, bring your milk to a boil and remove from heat. Drop your tea bags into the heated milk and set it aside (let it steep for approximately 10 minutes).
Using a large-sized bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and sugar together. Set aside.
Remove the tea bags from the milk and make sure you squeeze out all the excess liquid in the tea bag before disposing! Whisk in the egg and vanilla to the tea infused milk.
Mix the wet ingredients with the dry flour mixture. Whisk until well-combined.
Melt the coconut oil or butter on a heated pan and scoop even-sized amount of pancake batter to the pan. Wait until bubbles begin to appear on the top-side of the pancake and flip for another few minutes (varies depending on your stove setting). Repeat!
Pile the pancakes up and top it off with your favourite toppings!