Saturday, January 28, 2012

PANCAKES IN ALPS


Saas Fee is a winter wonderland in swiss Alps. Beautful white mountains surrounding this charmy little village. The best thing is to go there with some good friends and have some fun together. I love cross country skiing and took some girls with me to try some white slopes in the nature. It was great fun. I am proud of a good friend at http://unasemplicepassione.blogspot.com/ who did cross country first time in her life and really liked it.

Passionate food lover as we are there were many evenings of cooking together and trying some swiss culinary winter highligts in nearby restaurants. It is not possible to have skiing holiday in Alps without trying swiss Fondue. Every village in Alps making their on one with local cheese. Yummy.

The other local speciality is the Apfelstrudel. I thought it was an austrian speciality but in Saas Fee I had the best Appelstrudel ever. I had to go back to this little apfelstrudel cafe every evening after cross country skiing and enjoy this piece of heaven mmmmmmm.

One evening we had a pancake evening.  The best thing with pancakes is that you can eat it them with almost everything: jam, cheese, salmon, cottage cheese, fruits, ice cream.

I grow up with pancakes. We had them almost every weekend. My dad made always big thin ones and my mum little fat ones with buttermilk. In Saas Fee I made the big  thin pancakes with salmon and cottage cheese.

Soulfood:
Wham
Last christmas


SIMPLY PANCAKES

Ingredients

Basic pancakes:

3dl milk
2 eggs
2 dl plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar  
oil/butter


To add:

Smoked salmon
cottage cheese
dill
or
ice cream and fruits

Beat eggs with sugar. Add milk and salt. Add flour to milk mixture. Whisk everything together and (if you can wait ;)) let the batter rest for 20 minutes.
Heat a frying pan on medium heat and add some oil or butter. Pour some mixture into the pan and swirl gently. Cook until golden from both sides. Set the pancakes aside.

To serve add some smoked salmon, cottage cheese, dill and fold the pancakes together.
Ice cream and fruits are a good sweet alternative.



23 comments:

  1. Ohhhhh !! Gorgeous photos ! Both the Alps and pancake ! hahaha What could be better than good friends and good food in such an awesome place ? ;)

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    1. Thank you Anne. You are right- Good friends and good food is a perfect combination

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  2. Oh, I love Pancakes! I think there is no cooler way to have them in Alps! Agreed with Anne - beautiful Alps and Pancakes)))

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    1. Thank you Kate. It is COOL to have them in Alps ;)

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  3. Oh, wow, your pancakes with smoked salmon and dill would be amazing! I'd probably use a smear of cream cheese as well...super yummy!

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    1. Lizzy, Cream cheese is perfect on pancakes

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  4. Yum, pancakes with smoked salmon! Love them! And the mountains look soo good! x

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    1. Hi Lins, Thanks. It is always cool in the mountains ;)

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  5. pancake looks amazing....love to have it with ice cream and fruits..

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  6. i love pancake.. i just had it with honey and raisin this morning.

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  7. Lovely photos, both the Alps and the pancake. I think it is a great idea to fill them with cottage cheese and smoked salmon. Ohhh yeah, eat one appstrudel for me :-) I love it.

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    1. Anita, I promise to eat one (or 2 ;) appelstrudel for you...next time

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  8. These pancakes are simply lovely and to eat them in the Alps...Wow! I wish that I can be like you, escape the heat from our hot summer to enjoy these pancakes in the Alps.

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    1. Zoe, You should visit Alps in winter...lovely

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  9. Smoked salmon and dill what a great combo, just add the cream cheese to make it happier.

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    1. Marco, I love them with cottage cheese but cream cheese is perfect as well

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  10. What a co-incidence, we just had pancakes yesterday! How I wish I can have them in the Alps someday! You lucky girl:D

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    1. Hi Quay, I hope you can experience it one day

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  11. I loved the pancakes you made! Never had pancakes before with salmon and cottage cheese, as you know, but I loved it :D. I like your new lay-out!

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