Monday, February 16, 2009

Tired of Your Plain old Pancakes?

Here are some recipes to liven up the taste buds for all you pancake lovers out there.

First; We have to start with the basic Pancake recipe.
(Warning: Makes lots n lots of pancakes.)

2 cups flour
2 eggs
2 Tbs sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1- 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 cups milk

You toss all the dry ingredients and the eggs (less the shells) into a mixing bowl. Mix 'em all together. You then mix in one cup of milk. Then mix in the second cup of milk about a third at a time. (This helps to prevent lumps in the batter.) You set your griddle or oven burner (if you intend to use a frying pan) to medium heat. Grease the griddle or pan and dribble the batter into a puddle about a size that suits you onto the hot surface. Let it brown and then flip over to the other side and and let that side brown. When it's done, flip it onto a plate and voila.

Note that I have added some home made Choke Cherry syrup to liven it up a little.

"Yup! Looks like a plain ol' pancake with home made Choke Cherry syrup on it."

OK! So what if we take a small to medium sized banana,

Mash it up,

Then mix it into the basic pancake batter. Fry it up as before and voila! Banana Pancake.

"Yup! Looks like a plain ol' pancake with a banana in it."

You can do this with any kind of fruit you want. Just chop, mash, or grind the fruit up before you add it to the basic batter.

Now! Starting with the basic recipe again, what if we add a half cup of oatmeal and a Table spoon of cinnamon (or less depending on how much you like cinnamon) to the dry ingredients before adding the milk? You fry this up as before and AH HA! Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes!

You may have to add a little more milk because of the extra dry ingredients. But Here is something more to consider. What if you added apple pie filling to your Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes? You now have a Cinnamon, Apple, Oatmeal Pancake. Yummy.

"Sure looks like one too!"

There you are. Some ideas for all you pancake lovers to enjoy.

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