Saturday, June 2, 2012

New Favorite Pancake Recipe

Our family's favorite pancake recipe was Bisquick Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pancakes from the back of the box. Years ago, we graduated from straight pancake-mix-pancakes to these upgraded puffy ones. The baking powder and lemon juice makes them much fluffier than a regular mix. And definitely yummy. They had earned a spot in my personal, handwritten, pass down through the generations if anyone cares, guard with your life, save in case of fire, cookbook.

But then, along came Fluffy Pancakes from Even better! Mabzie and her thirteen and fourteen year old sleepover friends whipped up a batch on their own. Mabz had been saving the recipe on her ipod, and although our cupboards were nearly bare, we had all the ingredients. This image doesn't do them justice, but you can see how much they rose on the griddle. When you mix the milk and vinegar in the first step, you can actually see the bubbly chemical reaction taking place. The recipe says it makes four pancakes, but they made nine about this size.

Any pancake recipe that uses an acid, like vinegar or lemon juice, along with baking powder, should be extra light and fluffy like these.

Another tip I shared with the girls was how to tell when your griddle is hot enough. Dip your fingertips in water and flick it out onto the warm griddle by quickly opening your hand. If it sizzles, it's ready to make perfect pancakes. If not, it's not hot enough, and your batter will spread out too far, making them too thin.

Finally, I would like to leave you with a link to a page of pancake poems! Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. These pancakes are REALLY amazingly good!


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