April 18, 2012

Stuck in a Delicious Food Rut

I love all kinds of breakfast. It can set the tone of a relaxing weekend, or you can enjoy it as a comforting evening meal. That being said, there is something just plain disappointing about a flat, tasteless pancake. Most mixes just don't cut it, so I went in search of the Perfect Pancake recipe. I definitely found it! These pancakes are so fluffy, so delicious that even my brother- who doesn't give out compliments on anything easily- said they were the best pancakes he'd ever eaten. You can also add 1/2 to a teaspoon of vanilla or almond extract for a flavored pancake (both are delicious)!

The Perfect Pancake

3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 cup all-purpose flour (I use King Arthur flour)
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2 tablespoons butter, melted (I use Kerrygold butter- it's so wonderful)
Cooking spray or butter for the pan
1/2 to 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract (optional)

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

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk egg and butter into "soured" milk (along with flavored extract, if you're using any). 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.

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1 comment:

Eve Myers said...

I love pancakes! They're like breakfast dessert!