Friday, May 21, 2010

Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

I love breakfast! In fact, we all love it around here so much that we have designated Wednesdays as "Brinner" night. That is breakfast for dinner. It makes dinner time for that night easy to make and very affordable. I confess that I could have breakfast for all three meals. I love breakfast! I wake up every morning looking forward to my hot cup of coffee and my breakfast goodies. I wake up hungry after all. I always have. My doctor told me once that it was a good sign to wake up hungry. It means you have worked off all your calories. Hhhmmm. I will take his word for it. 

In fact, one of my husband's earliest memories of me during our courtship days is that of me waking up enthusiastically to eat breakfast. When I traveled overseas with him (ah, the good ole days), jet-lagged or what, I would always make him get up early to go with me to eat breakfast. I mean there were way too many good spreads to pass up. 

This past Wednesday, we had eggs and bacon for dinner. Although it was a good dinner, the kids felt cheated. They had hoped for pancakes. So as a special treat, I made them some. I mean it is Friday night and I was feeling alright, plus they can be so darn adorable! Sometimes. 

So tonight, while I have time, before a little person stirs and interrupts this blogging interlude, I would love to share my FAVORITE go-to pancake recipe. It is quick, easy, and makes awesome buttery, crisp, fluffy perfect pancakes. 

Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Adapted from Dakota Kelly 
prep time: 5 minutes
cook time: 15 minutes
ready in: 20 minutes
Servings: Makes 8-10 pancakes

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (can sub in 1/2 to 3/4 cup of wheat flour)
1/2 teaspoon salt (original calls for 1 tsp)
1 tbsp white sugar (I use powder sugar)
1 1/4 cups milk (can sub in skim milk)
1 egg
3 tbsp butter, melted  (real butter tastes the best!)

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg, and melted butter; mix until smooth.

2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot. 

To me, these pancakes are reminiscent of Bisquick pancakes. I love Bisquick. With a family this size, we can go through a lot of Bisquick. That is why mixes like this are really good for us; They save us money and are yummy.

Hope you enjoy them!

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2 comments:

Jennifer said...

Breakfast for supper is one of our favorites. And those pancakes are perfection! BRAVO!

ONe of my favorites is a scramble-frozen cubed hash browns, dumped in a pan with some olive oil, browned, then some ham, then eggs, then cheese. Scramble it all up and serve it up. Makes suppertime really easy!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh yummy! : ) You are such a great Mommy!