Since recently reading (and loving) Old Black Witch, we decided to make her famous blueberry pancakes.
In reality, these pancakes are pretty much just your average flour, baking powder and eggs except for the magical chant you repeat three times while stirring in the blueberries:
Gobble dee gook
With a wooden spoon,
The laugh of a toad
At the height of the moon!
We practiced several times so we could say it without stumbling. And then, while Maxwell stirred, all five of us (yes, even Mike, who was home by then) chanted the magic words. It was quite thrilling. I was reminded that in order to make something special, you don't have to do anything grand or expensive. You just have to act like it's special, and then, magically, it is.
Old Black Witch's Blueberry Pancakes
1 1/4 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup blueberries (thawed or fresh)
Mix ingredients together, and then pour in 1/4 cup amounts on hot griddle. Flip when all the bubbles have popped.
We doubled the recipe, and as we heartily consumed almost all of them, we had to agree they were some of the best pancakes we'd ever eaten.
We're sure it's because of those magical words.