Monday, January 10, 2011

Pancakes from Scratch

I'm literally convinced that you can make anything out of flour and eggs: pasta, bread, cookies, cupcakes, etc.  Nothing is more satisfying than making something good out of such simple ingredients.  I came across the recipe below and I've been playing around with different variations: plump raisins and walnuts, dark chocolate chips, cheddar with minced bacon, and dry fruits.  They come out fluffy, the crust gets nice and buttery, and they'll make you toss out your instant pancake mix (sorry Aunt Jemima).

1 - Egg
1 cup - Flour
6oz - Carnation Evaporated Milk
1 tbsp -Sugar
2 tbsp - Canola Oil
1 tbsp - Baking Powder
1/2 tsp - Kosher Salt
1 Tsp - Vanilla Extract
Zest of 1 Orange
Unsalted Butter

Serving: 4 6-inch Pancakes

1) Mix the ingredients in a bowl until the batter has no lumps.
2) Put unsalted butter in a hot griddle or frying pan.
3) Use a laddle to put the batter in to get uniform sized pancakes (perfect for stacking). 
3) Flip the pancakes when they start to bubble in the middle and the edges appear cooked.
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