Thursday, March 13, 2008

Daddy Pancakes

Ava, the daughter of good friends, is a smart cookie. By age four she started making requests for Daddy Pancakes. Mommy, it turns out, is a Bisquick user. Daddy makes pancakes the old-fashioned way. He sends Mommy back to bed, makes pancakes from scratch AND a huge mess for Mommy to clean up when she gets up.

I love Ava's classification. I even have my own recipe for Daddy Pancakes. The pancakes I wrote about previously are quick morning pancakes. They're light and fluffy and somewhat nondescript. My kids LOVE them. They actually think these are too thick. I think they rock. I made them every once in awhile on Sunday mornings at Cafe Nola.

Daddy Pancakes
Print recipe only here

Serves Four

Melt:
* 3 T unsalted butter

In a medium mixing bowl, sift together:
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 T sugar
* 1 t baking soda
* ½ t baking powder
* ½ t salt

Whisk together:
* 2 eggs
* 2 1/3 cup buttermilk
* melted butter from above

Swiftly combine the liquid and dry ingredients (just dump the liquids into the dry). Be thorough, but don't overmix or you will end up with tough, yucky pancakes. Most lumps will resolve themselves.

Cook on a preheated griddle and enjoy.

1 comment:

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