Monday, January 21

MY PINTEREST PANCAKES

I like to cook something homemade when we have the chance to sleep late. Today was such a day, It's Martin Luther King Day and E's out of school. Mr.P decided to sleep in, which NEVER happens....not sure if that was on purpose or by accident. In any case, when 8:30 am rolled around and he was still asleep I figured this would be my chance.  I found this pancake recipe on Pinterest over the weekend. They claim to be 'super tall and fluffy' and I knew the P's would love them. I read the recipe through twice and followed it to a T. After 10 minutes, my pancake batter was extremely bubbly and I was excited to start flipping my pancakes. 
 
That's when E found me in the kitchen and she decided to flip her own pancakes. When she had a plate full she sat down to eat and keep me company in the kitchen. E declared the pancakes to be 'really good' and then she was gone. I woke Mr.P up with a plate and we had a nice quiet breakfast while we watched the Presidential Inauguration.
The following is the recipe from Pinterest. It is exactly as I found it:


These are the absolutely best home made pancakes I've ever made. They are super tall, light and fluffy and yet they don't get all mushy when syrup is added, they are excellent.
3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons white vinegar (see note)
1 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar (I used 3)
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 egg
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine the milk and vinegar in a small bowl for 10 minutes to "sour". This is an important step and it is called "soured milk" which is much different that sour milk. I guarantee you will NOT taste the vinegar in the final product. Set aside.

Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk the soured milk, egg and melted butter together. Pour into the dry ingredients and whisk until most of the lumps are gone, but don't over beat.

NOTE: The batter will be thick, don't add any more liquid. Let the batter sit, undisturbed for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, you will see bubbles in the batter, DON'T STIR.  Gently dip out a ¼ cup of batter and place it on a buttered grill or frying pan. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface of the pancake and then flip with a spatula and brown the other side.

NOTE: This recipe only feeds about 3 or 4 people, but doubles or even triples nicely.

NOTE:  Don't skip the soured milk part of this recipe, you will not taste the vinegar in the pancakes. The vinegar super-activates the baking soda.

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