13 November 2009

The Best Pancakes

The book The Best Recipe was put together by the editors of Cooks Illustrated.  They basically tried a bunch of recipes for each dish they wanted to make and chose...the best one.  Tada!

Andrew and I recently spent a weekend with his grandparents at their beautiful home on the shore of Lake Erie.  On Sunday morning, Grandma and I made pancakes and sausage patties for breakfast.  The pancake recipe we used was, of course, from The Best Recipe.  These pancakes are light, fluffy, and delicious - the perfect breakfast food.

The Best Pancakes
from The Best Recipe

1 c. All Purpose flour
2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 c. buttermilk
1/4 c. milk
1 egg, separated
2 tbsp. butter, melted
oil for griddle

Whisk flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda together in a medium sized bowl.

Combine milks and egg white.  Mix the egg yolk with the melted butter.  Add the yolk mixture to the milk mixture.

Gently whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.  You want the ingredients to be just combined - do not overmix.

Heat oil on a griddle or in a large frying pan.  Cook pancakes 2-3 minutes on the first side, 1-2 minutes on the second side.

Serve with warm maple syrup.

Maybe also serve with sausage patties!

Goodbye Grandma & Grandpa!  See you soon!

1 comment:

Jhonny walker said...

I adore pancakes. But I use the storeb