Breakfast, Quick Breads

Simply Perfect Pancakes

How about a stack of pancakes to make quarantine a little better? This is recipe #9 on kingarthurflour.com list of Best Basic Recipes. I have to admit, I haven’t had pancakes since…well, I don’t know when. So, this was a treat! Light and fluffy, an amazing vehicle for getting butter and pure maple syrup into my mouth!

Perfect Pancakes 1

Perfect Pancakes 2

2 large eggs
1¼ cups milk
3 Tbl melted butter or oil
1½ cups flour
3/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 Tbl sugar or 1/4 cup malted milk powder*

Beat the eggs and milk until light and foamy, about 3 minutes at high speed of a stand or hand mixer. Stir in the butter or oil. Whisk the dry ingredients together to evenly distribute the salt, baking powder and sweetener (*I used powdered French vanilla coffee creamer). Gently and quickly mix into the egg and milk mixture. Let the batter rest for at least 15 minutes (hard to wait, but an important step), while the griddle is heating; it”ll thicken slightly.

Heat a heavy frying pan over medium heat, or set an electric griddle to 375°F. Lightly grease frying pan or griddle. The pan or griddle is ready if a drop of water will skitter across the surface, evaporating immediately. Drop 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the lightly greased griddle. Bake on one side until bubbles begin to form and break, about 2 minutes; then turn the pancakes and cook the other side until brown, about 1½ to 2 minutes. Turn over only once. Serve immediately.

 

Breakfast

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin pancakes hot off the griddle with pure maple syrup , aaaaaaaaahhh!

Pumpkin Pancakes

2½ cups flour
3 Tbl brown sugar
1 Tbl baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
3 eggs, beaten
1¾ cups milk
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup oil

Preheat griddle to 375°.  In a large bowl combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.  In a second bowl whisk together eggs, milk, pumpkin, and oil.  Stir milk mixture into flour mixture until slightly lumpy, let sit a few minutes.

Lightly grease griddle.  Cook pancakes until golden, turn when tops are bubbly and edges are slightly dry. Makes approx. 16 pancakes.

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