Wednesday, 30 January 2008

ABC WEDNESDAY - B

A BOUNTIFUL BATCH OF B'S !!!!



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B IS FOR BRUSSEL SPROUTS, BEGONIA AND BEE
I always lift a couple of Begonia Sempiflorens each Autumn to overwinter........they are tucked away in the 'junk room' and left to their own devices....imagine my surprise when I found this one in flower


It makes me feel that Spring is coming............it won't be long before we see bees in the garden like this one I photographed last year.
B is also for BATTER......it's Shrove Tuesday next week...Pancake Day!!!....( for more info on Shrove Tuesday click on the photo below)...




Pancakes with Orange Sauce
Ingredients for the pancake mix




250g (9oz) soft plain flour




pinch of salt400ml (¾pt) milk3 eggs




sunflower oil or clarified butter



For the Orange Sauce




125g (4½oz) unsalted butter200g




(7oz) caster sugar




zest of half an orange




zest and juice of a small lemon150ml (¼pt)




orange liqueur (optional)



To make the pancakes




• Put the flour in a bowl and stir in the salt. Add the milk, whisk until smooth, then mix in the eggs.




• Strain the batter through a fine sieve and leave to rest for half an hour.• Pre-heat a non-stick frypan or pancake pan add a little oil or butter and roll around to coat the pan base. Pour off any excess.




• Using a ladle, pour the batter into the pan so that it just covers the base, being careful not to let the mixture go up the side of the pan.




• Cook until golden brown and flip with a spatula or palette knife - or simply toss it. Repeat until all the batter has been used.



To make the orange sauce




• Melt the butter in a saucepan.




• Stir in the sugar and citrus zest, mix well.




• Turn up the heat, add the citrus juice and cook for 5 minutes. Add the liqueur if desired.



To serve


Roll or fold the pancakes in halves or quarters and plate individually, or present on a serving dish. Pour the orange sauce over the pancakes.
STOP PRESS
B IS ALSO FOR AN EXCITING NEW BLOG AND ALSO FOR BEAR..........PLEASE PAY A VISIT TO EDMUND THE BEAR'S BLOG .......HE'S AN INTREPID EXPLORER FOR AN EXCELLENT CAUSE...........






EDMUND THE EXPLORER'S BLOG

40 comments:

hpy said...

Your begonia is very beautiful, but isn't it a little early? I like the other pictures too.

RuneE said...

I didn't know so many Bs existed.
Save some batter!

DeeMom said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmm on the foods

Great pictures

ArneA said...

Same problem as I. Have a lot of Bs and do not want to save them for round 3.
Seize the Day

Ida said...

Great B`s. :)
Beautiful, healthy and tasty. ;)

Peter M said...

A great collection of B's, may try that recipe out mmmmmmmmmmm

Dirty Knees said...

The pancakes look so-o-o yummy. It's 6 a.m. here and definitely time for breakfast now that I've seen your pancakes.

And begonias! What a nice combination: pancake BATTER and BEGONIAS!

edmundnesbitt said...

he he Hello Auntie Ruth!
That recipe sounds yummy!
Thank you for mentioning me today.
I am going to join in ABC Wednesday next week!
Hope you had a good day at college.
Love
Edmund!
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Andrea said...

Wow, you are full of B's today. Wonderful post.

DarylE said...

A Lovely Bunch of B's!

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Hi Ruth, There I am again not anly Skywatch Friday btr now for ABC , you did it very well, take more subjects. I was thinking and thinking of many... I chooce just one.. I love you nature "begonia's or B sprouts' (yak) photography.

See what I made the first time for ABC wednesday,I made music combined with photography

Greetings from JoAnn Holland

Gemma said...

What I love about abc Wednesday is getting to visit other blogs. I really enjoyed visiting here.
:-) Lovely photos!!!!

Ackworth Born said...

e byjabbers the idea of tucking into sprout-filled pancakes has just entered my head and now I can't get the vision out of my head.

Dragonstar said...

Oh yuk, AB! I like sprouts and I like pancakes - but together ... ?
These are beautiful photos.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Love the Begonia flower, Ruth. At work we have a huge collection of different types and they are just starting to bloom. I will take any flower this time of year but these are especially welcome.

Paulie said...

Great choices for B! I'll be right over for pancake BATTER . . . save some for me!

kml said...

Great batch of b's - love the bee photo!

Neva said...

What a great "B" and BLOG could have been used !! how unique!

Kate Isis said...

Thats a brilliant bunch of photos Ruth. You even made brussels look appealing.

Katney said...

Okay, I am going to have to go visit Edmund the Bear. Although I was impressed with Mrs. Nesbitt's photo of Edmund the Bear, I did not pick up on his importance. Soon, I will know.

CG said...

hadn't realised Pancake Day was so soon!!! lovely set of B's.

Mark said...

Hi Ruth,
I'm looking forward to the pancakes, like mine with cherry pie fillinf and vanilla ice cream. As for the sprouts ...you can keep them.

Cheers Mark

imac said...

Lots of BBBBBBBs posts all good


My ABC is now up.
also next post =they are real

Ninnie said...

Great pictures. I love begonias.
NinniesWorld

photowannabe said...

Terrific post but I have to agree with some about the brussel sprouts. Not my favorite...

bonnie said...

Thanks for the recipe. I am soooo in the mood for those pancakes. Also, your brussels sprouts made an awesome photo.

Akelamalu said...

MWM just saw over my shoulder that it's Pancake Tuesday next week. That means I'll have to make him a mountain of pancakes! When I say mountain I mean mountaint - at least 1 doz! :(

VP said...

What a mixture - especially the Batter ;)

Jean M Fogle said...

Now I am hungry,but I agree bussell sprouts and batter of any kind dont sound good together!

Argument Cottage said...

I just so love brussel sprouts and very appropriate to provide the recipe for our pancakes, thank you Ruth

Nessa said...

Yummy stuff.

Max-e said...

Quite an interesting selection Ruth.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh the recipe sounds lovely will have to keep that Don't like the Brussel Sprouts tho

craftyhala said...

Your post has a kick to it. Very fun!

Gledwood said...

I saw a tubby bumbler on January 1st last year... first bloody day of Jan and the bees are out already!! That is global warming 4u...

... I meant to tell you this yesterday but something went haywier with the computer (what a surprise...)

happyone said...

All great shots. I love pancakes and make them EVERY weekend. I'll have to try this recipe. :-)

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Thanks for the recipe. On another blog I seen a Buttermilk pie and a bee.

Love Brussel Sprouts and the
begonia's are beautiful!

Have a Blessed Happy Fun
Creative Healthy Year!!!

Mike said...

The recipe sounds nice. I might give it a go.

Meg Wolff said...

Oh! Liked your bee photo!

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