Thursday, August 5, 2010

an excellent way to start the morning

...or end the day, as it were, if you ever make pancakes for dinner.

It's possible that Bean and I imbibe in the occasional dinner pancake. I say possible meaning that we totally do eat pancakes for dinner from time-to-time. The beauty of mothering a two-year-old carbisaurus is that she has no problem eating pancakes at any time of the day.

These were my attempt at this recipe.

I made a few changes--- and I'm happy with the results. These are not your everyday up-and-at-em pancakes. More like special occasion sweets. Soft and fluffy and warmly comforting. Vanilla and brown sugar. They will make your whole house smell like a freshly baked cake.

The first time I made them, I chopped up the strawberries and put them in the batter. But they made the pancakes a little mushy. Second time around, fruit right on top and spot on yum.

I would suggest you do the same. With powdered sugar and the sweetest berries you can get your hands on.

Sweet Vanilla Pancakes (with fresh berries)

1 1/4 cup flour (I used 3/4 cup all purpose and 1/2 cup whole wheat)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, room temperature
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and allowed to cool to room temperature
2 tablespoons vanilla
fresh berries

Put your skillet on a medium burner while you're mixing up your batter so it will get hot. Mix dry ingredients in large bowl. In smaller bowl, beat your egg with a whisk. Add milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Pour wet mixture into the dry and mix with a whisk. Allow the batter to sit for a few minutes and then you're ready to make some pancakes. Pour 1/4 cup batter onto the skillet. It's ready to flip when the edges are dry and there are some bubbles forming on the surface.

Serve with powdered sugar and berries. Enjoy!


Pickles and Dimes said...


FWIW, we have breakfast for dinner at least once a week.

Amy said...

I'm drooling over here! We love breakfast for dinner too.

Beths said...

I am assuming that is powdered sugar and not feta.

Whimsy said...

Certainly not feta. Can you just imagine feta pancakes??? I'm not sure I can, or that I want to.

But pancakes: yes. Anytime, day or night. Yes please.

kately said...

i'm gagging thinking about Feta Pancakes! ok, i'm making this recipe tomorrow morning for sure, but do you HAVE to have the egg at room temperature? Will that make or break the final result? As you might re all, I baked a cake that involved getting the frosting to 160 degrees -- I didn't hit that mark, and "sliding frosting" was the result. I don't want to mess with the baking gods so I will make sure the egg is at room temperature, but I really wanna know ... WHY?????