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Saturday, October 20

Pancakes

When Scott and I moved in together, one of his contributions to the household was a fabulous recipe for pancakes. That's right... fabulous. Not yummy, not fantastic... fabulous.

Part of what makes them fabulous is that the recipe is pretty easy. Mix the dry ingredients together, mix the wet ingredients together, then mix 'em all together. No weird ingredients either - it's all stuff that everyone that cooks on a semi-regular basis has in their kitchen.

But here's a secret - I hate to make pancakes. Something about making six at a time, and then waiting, and then six more, and then waiting again... just not my thing. But of course we all love pancakes so in the past we compromised - I made the batter, and Scott had griddle duty.

Last night when we were thinking about dinner, someone suggested pancakes. And then I had a brilliant idea. The kids are old enough to cook. Even Boo (8) can make things like brownies (from a mix) and Top Ramen. So, we let the three of them have at it.

They did all of the work themselves, with a few questions about using the griddle and what kind of oil to use. The batter was mixed, and QP started working on cooking them.

We went over to investigate, and the batter looked pretty thin to me but I was willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. Until I tried one.

They were awful.

I can't figure out what they did, but whatever it was, it was very very bad. So we washed the rest of the batter down the sink, the kids cleaned up the kitchen, and we ordered a pizza.

Maybe we'll let them try again next week.

Until then... here is the recipe!



Scott's Fabulous Pancakes

2 c flour
2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
4 T sugar
2 c milk
4 T oil
2 eggs

Mix together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. In a separate bowl mix together milk oil, and eggs. Add dry mixture to wet, whisking until almost smooth (there can be some small lumps). Cook pancakes on 300 degree griddle.

1 comment:

NetDef said...

The secret is the lumps . . . you want the batter to have a slightly rough texture. Over mixing produces a batter that's too smooth and the pancakes don't come out right.