Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Morning Perfect Pancakes

Tall Beautiful Pancakes

These pancakes are what Mr.Perfect has been asking for since we were married. I stared off our marriage making  pancakes with Bisquick. Those Bisquick pancakes didn't satisfy Mr.Perfect's desire for big puffy, restaurant quality pancakes. I tried various recipes making the batter from scratch and some of them were quite good. But... not very long ago I came across this recipe that called for vinegar. I'm a big fan of secret/weird ingredients! So, when I made these and tested them on Mr.Perfect and Trouble I said not a word about the vinegar. My family  loved these pancakes, I think Trouble's exact words were, "Mom these are the bestest pancakes ever!"

What you need:
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  •  1 teaspoon baking bowder
  •  1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  1 egg
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla
  •  2 tablespoons butter, melted

Also let me give you a little tip. I got this pan from my mom, Nana, for Christmas last year. She got it on Amazon, she's a big Amazon fan. Anyway, I think this pan was designed just to make wonderful pancakes and I love it! I NEVER have to use cooking spray or grease it. It's a perfect pancake pan! Say that 3 times fast.

What you do:
  1.  Combine milk with vinegar and set aside for about 5 minutes. Yep, thats right! The milk is getting all nice and sour. Yummy!
  2. Combines the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl. 
  3. Whisk egg, melted butter, and vanilla into soured milk. 
  4. Pour the flour mixture into the soured milk mixture. Do not over mix this, mix until everything is just wet. 
  5. Feel free to add stuff to these pancakes. Mr.Perfect and I like mashed banana and pecans. Trouble likes chocolate chips. Trouble's friend likes them plain. Blueberries are great too!
  6. Heat the pan at a medium low temp. I don't grease my pan because I've got an awesome pan but, if you need it this would be the time to grease your pan. Pour 1/4 cupfulls of batter on the skillet. Cook until you see little bubbles on the pancake. Flip pancake ans cook until browned.

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Trouble and his friend enjoying Perfect Pancakes

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