Saturday, March 10, 2012

Basic Pancake Recipe

Every food blogger and chef spends time thinking of flavor and texture when creating a new recipe that usually has many steps and takes hours to prepare.   I love and appreciate those types of dishes very much but today I went back to the basics.   I love the basics too, as they usually are some of the first steps of a more elaborate recipe.

Today was a very basic pancake recipe.

Emma's bestie Claire spent the night last night and as I was tucking them in, Emma said they wanted stakes of pancakes for breakfast in the morning.

My best childhood memory of pancakes was during a very snowy winter in Springfield, Virginia in 1978.   After a few hours of sledding with my best friend, Beth Evans, we headed back to her house frozen solid.   Her mother made the BEST and fluffiest pancakes ever - with real butter on top.   At my house growing up we always had buckwheat pancakes that were a little flat with nuts and "junk" in them and used margarine.   These were white with crisp edges and the real butter had such an amazing taste with syrup drizzled on them.   Amazing.  I think I can still taste them to this day.

Emma and Claire ate a huge stack this morning and I even made each girl and initial pancake as well.   You'll never buy store bought pancake mixes again.

Basic Pancake Recipe

  • 1 1/4 C flour
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 C milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 T canola oil
Directions:   In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.   In a smaller bowl, whisk together the milk, egg and oil.   Add the liquid ingredients to the dry and mix well.   As the mixture stands, heat your griddle and cook your pancakes.   Wait until you see the bubbles before you flip and cook until golden.   Serve immediately.


Choc Chip Uru said...

These pancakes look wonderful - definitely something to enjoy first thing in the morning :D

Choc Chip Uru
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Torviewtoronto said...

pancake looks wonderful lovely picture

Amy said...

These pancakes are so perfect! the photo is making me hungry for some right now. I don't know why people use mixes when creating deliciousness like this is so much better :)!