Thursday, January 29, 2009

Let them eat panCAKES!

I have to admit, this recipe wouldn't be possible with out the help of my girl, Betty. I've had a passionate love for pancakes for a while now, but was never able to replicate that melt-in-your-mouth goodness I experienced at breakfast making establishments. This recipe is a mesh of Betty, All Recipes, & an episode of Good Eats. I want to make it everyday, but don't.

1 egg
1 cup all purpose flour (The white stuff that is full of carbs and love. Do not settle for any substitutes!)
1 to 1 1/4 cups of milk
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons shortening, the artery clogging kind.
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vinegar
half a stick of butter softened


Beat the egg until it's light and fluffy. Beat in the rest of the ingredients except the butter until the batter is smooth. (There will be tiny lumps from the shortening.) Adjust the amount of milk you use to make the consistency of pancake you like. I like my batter to be a little on the thin side, but not too thin. It should form a pancake without any trouble but shouldn't run all over the pan.

Heat your griddle or pan over medium heat to 375 or until you jump when you touch it. :) Once the pan is hot place a small amount of butter on the pan and then slide it all around so the pan gets a layer of buttery love. Then take a paper towel and wipe any excess butter off so there is just a thin layer of butter.

Using a ladle, pour batter onto pan and cook the pancake until it bubbles flip it and cook until golden brown. As soon as you take the pancake off the pan, butter each side generously.

I like to eat the first pancake plain just so I can make sure they are tasty enough, but I smother the rest in ooey gooey syrupy goodness.

**I am aware that mixing vinegar and milk is a substitute for buttermilk. I have tried buttermilk in this recipe and didn't like it as much. Maybe it has something to do with the ratio of vinegar and milk. I'm not sure, but I like my recipe the way I like it and besides I'm more likely to have vinegar and milk on hand than I am to have buttermilk.

5 comments:

Denise said...

OMG..... Now I need to go to the kitchen and get something to eat! I love pancakes...... just love them..... Dennis loves my pancakes and thinks I am the best! (they come out of a Bisquick box..... quick and easy and tastes like homemade...... but I bet yours are BETTER !!!!!!!! Maybe I will try this on the weekend! then I can go and walk a mile or two or three.... I have lost 6 lbs in 12 days.... I am on WW online.... it is wonderful...... This is my year!

McMom said...

YUM!!!!!

Jen said...

what??? no strawberries or pecans???

you had to know that i had to comment about your pancakes post! i just couldn't stop myself!

aola said...

Wow, those sound good. I love pancakes. I like them with blueberries, I like them them with pecans on top, I like them just with butter, I like them with syrup.... yeah, I like them.

Thanks for the recipe.

Cara said...

I feel like i've just been handed the holy grail of pancakes...........

Can't wait to make em.