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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Easy Everyday Pancakes

Nothing says hello weekend like pancakes!
But these pancakes are so quick and easy to
make, you can whip them up everyday.
Homemade pancakes are so much better.
You'll never use the 'boxed' mix again.

All-American pancakes, coming-up!
Simple ingredients and not much to remember.
They are a favorite at our house because
I don't even need to look at the recipe.
One bowl, a one cup measure, 1 T measure
and 1 t measure are all I need. 
 and they are the BEST! 
 Mix the dry ingredients.
 Use the same measuring cup to
whisk an egg.
 Make a well in the dry ingredients and
add the egg.
 Next measure out the 1 C milk.
I like to use whole milk. We drink skim, but
I keep whole milk in the house for a few things;
 pancakes, mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes,
sauces, and baking.
 Add that to the well. Whisk to just blend.
Do not over-mix. A few lumps are fine.
 Add the 2 T oil.
Mix in the oil and let the batter rest
for 5 minutes while the pan preheats.
You want the pan on medium high so that
the pancakes puff and cook quickly.
Use a small ladle, about ¼ C, to spoon
the pancakes onto an oiled hot pan.
I use a non-stick pan that I've rubbed with 
oil using a piece of paper towel.
Flip when the bubbles burst on top and
the underside is golden. Use the edge of
your spatula to check for color. This takes
 about 1  minute. Cook on the other side
another minute. Adjust heat if needed.
They need to cook quickly to keep them
tender, fluffy, and not dry.
Keep the pancakes warm in a low 170º
oven as you make more. Have all your 
plates in the oven. Nothing is better for
pancakes than serving them on a warm plate.
A few good tips.
1. Tape the recipe inside your kitchen
cupboard so anyone that's up first in
the morning can make them.
2. Eyeball the ¼ t measure for salt using 
the palm of your hand. 
3.  Make sure your baking powder has not expired.
Old baking powder, no-good.
4. Don't over-mix  the batter.
over-mixing, no-good.
5.  Preheated pan. Medium-high is good.
You want the pancakes to cook quickly,
overcooked, no-good.
6. Keep the plates in a warm oven and add
the pancakes as you make more.
Cold plates, no-good.
7. Serve on warm plates with
lots of Butter and syrup, and
great coffee, all good!

You'll have these on the table faster than 
you can get in the car and drive to your 
favorite diner!

Easy Everyday Pancakes
1 C flour
2 T sugar
2 t baking powder
pinch salt (about 1/4t)
Whisk in a medium bowl. 
1 egg 
1 C Whole Milk  
2 T oil, vegetable
Whisk the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
Create a well in the middle.
Use the 1 C measure to whisk the egg, add it
to the well. measure 1 C milk, add to the well.
Gently whisk together. Stir just until combined.
Whisk in the 2T oil. Do not over mix. 
 Let the batter rest 5 minutes (up to 30 minutes)
while you preheat the grill to medium high, 350º.
Lightly grease the grill with oil. Drop by ¼ C
measure of batter onto hot grill. Cook about 1-2
minutes until  bubbles burst on top and edges are
slightly set. Check underneath to see if it's golden;
then flip and cook until golden, about 1 minute
 on the other side. Remove to a plate in a warm
170º oven while you make the rest of the.
Makes 12, 4"pancakes. Serve on heated plates
with butter and maple syrup. Serves 3-4

Enjoy!


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