Saturday, December 31, 2011

Best Ever Pancakes

On movie nights my family and I like to do breakfast for dinner.  Tonight I whipped up these delicious pancakes.  I pour them free-hand into shapes on the griddle (mickey mouse, initials, an unsucessful lightning bolt) just like my Grandma used to do for me.   Even if they don't look very pretty, the kids love it.  Don't let the vinegar in the recipe throw you off.  It mixes with the milk to make a sort of buttermilk.  It also reacts with the baking soda in the recipe so you get nice fluffy pancakes.  We usually have some leftovers whenever we make pancakes. I just put them in the fridge and pop them in the toaster the next morning. If you've never tried a toasted pancake before, you should. They get crispy on the outside like a waffle and are delicious! 


1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1/4 cup butter, melted
cooking spray

Combine milk with vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to turn to "buttermilk". 

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk egg, vanilla and butter into milk. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone.     

Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.  This makes enough to feed 4-6 hungry folks.  

1 comment:

  1. Okay so we made these pancakes tonight for "breakfast for dinner" - let me just say they were AMAZING!!! So light and fluffy and the vanilla added a ton of flavor. We all agreed ndsdown - we've found our new favorite pancake recipe!!! Thanks Maggie - yummy!!


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