Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pancakes

My mom has made these pancakes for as long as I can remember. I asked her where the recipe came from so I could give credit where it was deserved. This is the page from a cover-less cookbook she got it from so many years ago. No where in the whole cookbook does it say who's book it is, but our best guess was it was a Betty Crocker Cookbook because I couldn't believe that she didn't have one Betty Crocker cookbook in her whole collection. So with some research we found a picture of the 1979 version of Betty Crocker's Cookbook.. Sure enough she remembered that was the right one.. Pretty old recipe! I couldn't even find it online.. But you can see from the dirty, torn, fallen out page that this recipe has been put to good use.. I have it memorized I make it so often.
I was surprised to find out that there are a lot of people out there that don't make home made pancakes, or think that home made means bisquick.. Don't get me wrong if that's what you like then great but in my personal opinion there is nothing better than homemade from scratch! It doesn't take much time and the taste isn't even comparable..

Ingredients:
1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1 T Sugar
3 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1 Egg
3/4 Cup Milk
2 T Oil

Combine wet ingredients and dry ingredients in separate bowls. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and whisk until mixture is just combined. About 10 or so seconds. Pour about 1/4 cup of the batter onto a 325-350 degree griddle. Allow to cook until bubbles formed on top start to pop, flip and let the other side cook about half the time until both sides are golden. This makes about 6-8 pancakes depending on how big they are and sometimes I add a little more milk.

Lately I have been doubling the batches and freezing the leftovers. Its really nice to pop them in the toaster whenever the kids ask for them without having to make a whole batch. I do the same with waffles. Makes life easier and I'm not having to throw away leftovers!

Top with plenty of butter, syrup and fresh fruit. A little powdered sugar is a nice little treat every once in a while too :)



6 comments:

  1. Hehe. I already called dibs on that book; it's the only thing I want when she goes! :P Seriously, though. I'm kinda miffed someone else took up cooking because I thought I had that book in the bag... :D Haha! I love those pancakes. The kids just had "half-wheat" pancakes for lunch!

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  2. That's ok, I won't steal it, ;) I have so many recipes to try online and in my own cookbooks! Its all yours!

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  3. Mmm, I love a good pancake recipe! Thanks for sharing :)

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