According to one of the definition from the Free Online Dictionary, adaptation means "something, such as a device or mechanism, that is changed or changes so as to become suitable to a new or special application or situation".
I've been craving for a dish of Singapore chicken rice, so I tried to make it as our good friends, Sandra & Mae, were coming over for lunch. This post is all about adaptation, which actually means that I would use whatever I have available in the fridge and cross my fingers that it'll turn out edible. Luck was on my side today, as this was the only shot I managed to take after we polished off my adaptation of the Singapore chicken rice.
I first saw the Aebleskiver pan in William-Sonoma when I was in Boston last October on a work trip (important note: I only stopped by at William-Sonoma AFTER I left work on my way back to my hotel). I meant to bring it back with me, but somehow it just slipped my mind. Since Aebelskiver is a Danish delicacy, I assumed it would be easy to find it online in Europe. I was wrong. At the end, I ordered this Aebleskiver pan from Amazon US; however, it wasn't available for delivery to Italy. Lucky me, Mae was going over to the States and was so kind to be my Amazon US extended delivery person. As dessert, we decided to give the pan its first run. I followed the recipe that came with the pan, substituting buttermilk with yogurt, sour cream and milk (those were what I had in the fridge) and forgetting to add baking powder, salt & sugar.
We tried one batch with no filling and gave it a dusting of vanilla powder sugar (a left over from the Pandoro box) and another batch with fig jam filling. Despite the butchered adaptation approach to the recipe, I think the pancakes turned out to be pretty good.
To top off the yummy lunch, we sipped the artisinal Vin Santo brought by Sandra.
After a fun afternoon of eating and catching up with everyone, AJ retired to his igloo-covered blanket.adaptation of a penquin in the livingroom