Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Perfect Pancakes

I posted this recipe for pancakes around the time I began blogging. They are the most requested breakfast food in our house. Trouble sometimes asks for them for lunch and dinner. After making them about a million times I no longer even look at the recipe, they are etched into my brain. Trouble asked to have them in the morning before school so I'm making them tonight and they'll be easy to re-heat and serve in the morning.

I started 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!
What you do:
  1.  Combine milk with vinegar and set aside for about 5 minutes. Yep, that's right! The milk is getting all nice and sour. Yummy!
  2. Combine 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. 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 and cook until browned.
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  1. Hmmmm vinegar! I have never tried that but I will now. I wonder if it changes something in the chemical composition of the mixture? I love that nice pan, you're right it's perfect for big or small pancakes :)

    1. I'm thinking that the vinegar and baking soda's chemical reaction is what makes the pancakes extra airy.

  2. Tried these this morning, and they were awesome, even the Mr. said they were great. Kids ate them and ate them, even Picky! Thank you for the recipe, I've never had pancakes turn out so very fluffy, now I feel like a pro!

    1. So glad to hear you all are enjoying the pancakes!!!

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