Saturday, March 31, 2007

Post-dance Pancakes

I've posted several of my dad's recipes before. This is another one. We used to have pancakes every Saturday for breakfast until my brother decided that he didn't like them...he liked waffles. SO, we started alternating. I think it is fun to make wait until just the right time to flip them, waiting for the bubbles! Admitedly, I'm a pancake snob...mix just won't cut it. So, when my roomie said that some of her college friends were coming over after a dance and she was going to have some breakfast stuff, eggs, pancake mix...STOP! Do NOT buy pancake mix. I offered to make Daddy's pancakes. Yay!

Daddy has made these for college sunday school breakfasts before and I know that they are popular. They didn't fail! The guys liked them (as is evidenced by the place pictured above!) and I enjoyed having a taste of home. Daddy, I remembered to put in vanilla and tasted it. OH, so good!*

Daddy's Pancakes
1+ cups flour
1 T baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 T sugar
1 egg
2 T oil
½ cup buttermilk
½ cup milk (more if needed)
splash of vanilla, I don't know how much, just put some in

Sift dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients.
Add liquid to dry ingredients. Allow to thicken. Meanwhile, heat a griddle on the stove until drops of water sizzle when sprinkled onto the griddle. Using a ¼ to 1/3 cup, depending of the size you want, pour batter on the prepared griddle. Cook on first side until bubbles appear on the top and you can see the sides of the pancake slightly cooking. Flip. Cook until done. The first few times you do this, you may have to check but you’ll become an expert quickly! The second side doesn’t take as long as the first. Top with butter and syrup or jam and enjoy!

*Sorry for the pictures. The guests were standing there waiting for food and I was a bit embarrassed to be taking pictures! PLUS…I didn’t want to burn the pancakes!


Red Dirt Mummy said...

Yum. We had pancakes for breakfast this morning too! But (hanging my head in shame) it was a shake-a-mix in bottle. Hey, little kids aren't patient and we wanted 'em NOW!! LOL

Brilynn said...

I'm with you, pancake mix won't do!

Unknown said...

RDM - I guess I can forgive you this time...try something like this one day. It's really pretty quick, though no as fast as the shake-a-mix bottle kind!! ;-)

Brilynn - This is one reason I don't have anything like Bisquick in my house!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

I love pancakes and waffles both, and we've been on a "kick" with both lately. We had gingerale waffles this morning, so good :)

Love your pictures, great job!!!

Anonymous said...

My beau prefers the pancake mix ones to mine. Sad!
At least I like mine better. I guess it depends what you're raised on.

gail@more than a song said...


Anonymous said...

Yummy, yummy! Pancakes are so easy to make without the mix. Sooooo easy I don't know why people buy the mixes.

I trust your dad's recipes... this one I'm going to have to try.

Unknown said...

Stacy - Ginger ale waffles? Sounds fun!

Tanya - That is sad and I do suppose it's what you're brought up on. I think your family should be brought up on the real thing! :-)

Gail - Yep!

Kristen - You're right...they really are easy. Thanks for the compliment to my dad!