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September FLAVORS – Dutch Pancake
For my 2018 calendar, I invited art friends and colleagues to contribute their favorite FLAVOR combination, along with a recipe and a story. I received 12 great combos and used the ingredients for the recipes as my inspiration.
This month I’m featuring the story and recipe of artist Christy Stephens.
Christy sent in a recipe for Dutch Pancake. I knew a painting of a pancake wasn’t what I wanted to do, so I choose what went into the pancake: an egg, lemon, and apple as ingredients to paint. Again, I included glass and I choose the gray background because I really wanted the apple and the lemon to stand out.
Here’s a picture of an actual Dutch pancake. A Dutch pancake, I’ve learned, is a delicious cross between a French crepe and an American pancake.
Here is my finished painting and the story and recipe from Christy:
“This recipe is from my Grandma “Oma” and it’s more like a crepe than a Dutch Baby made in the oven. When I was growing up, Dad made these for our family every Sunday. He would make a compote from whatever fruit was growing in our garden. We’d fill them with compote and sprinkle them with powdered sugar. My husband makes them for our family frequently as our kids love them, too! Sometimes these are the only way we can bribe them out of bed on a Sunday morning.”
—Christy Stephens, www.cstreetstudio.com
1-1/2 c. milk
1/8 c. oil
1-1/2 tsp. lemon peel
1 to 2 c. flour
Beat egg. Add milk, oil, and lemon peel. Add flour slowly until batter becomes a pourable liquid consistency. Pour a small amount into hot, buttered skillet and cook 1-3 minutes on each side.
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I met Christy as she and her husband hosted an artists meeting last year. Then they took my Farmers Market class! She is an excellent illustrator.
“I give my life direction and purpose in a creative and meaningful way through my art. I’m Inspired by God’s Word, nature and re-purposed vintage items. Through pattern, dimension, color, and texture, I carefully hand-craft each art piece. I enjoy working with a variety of media and feel that each piece is a dance between my imagination and my Creator’s inspiration. My recent faith journaling has been a documentation of my own faith walk and valuable lessons I’ve gathered along the way. I have been led to share my art with others in hopes that it will uplift, inspire and direct others.” – Christy
The lovely Christy!
Her studio is extremely organized!
Check out more of Christy’s wonderful work at cstreetstudio.com.