Saturday, April 2, 2011

Saturday Mornings

I am quite fond of Saturday mornings. Besides the obvious benefit of getting to sleep in (a little bit!) it is also the day I get to make breakfast.  We eat breakfast every day of course, but on Saturdays I have time to make real breakfast.  You know, fluffy golden pancakes covered in real maple syrup, plump juicy sausages, and eggs fried in butter till the yolks are just right.  I actually grew up never eating breakfast.  I wouldn't touch an egg to save my life and don't even mention oatmeal!  Fortunately I grew up and discovered the wonderful world of breakfast.  Over the years, as I have taught myself to cook from scratch, I have ditched the bisquick and packaged powdered gravy (yuck!) and learned how simple and delicious breakfast can be.  Homemade pancakes are definitely the family favorite.  I started with the recipe in my old Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook, but I eventually came up with my own.  Here it is...

Honey-Wheat Pancakes

What You Need:

1 cup unbleached white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 beaten eggs
1 & 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup melted butter
2 T. honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract

What You Do:
In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flours, baking powder, and salt.  
Set aside.
In small mixing bowl, whisk two eggs. 
 Add milk, melted butter, honey and vanilla.  
Whisk until well combined.  
Add wet mixture to dry ingredients, stirring until just combined.  
Batter will be lumpy. 
 Do not overmix.  
Pour a scant 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake onto hot griddle. 
Cook 1-2 minutes per side.
Makes 16 pancakes

Serve with plenty of real butter and warm pure maple syrup!

1 comment:

  1. "Mix and walk away, just walk away." A. Brown ;)