Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Pancakes Pancakes

I love pancakes. When I was pregnant, I had pancake craving like you wouldn't believe. Mostly banana pancakes with chocolate chips, but plain pancakes with syrup are great too. Or pancakes with berries of some kind. I've tried many recipes for pancakes, and occasionally I'll find a specific one that I will enjoy, but I always find myself going back to good ole reliable. And this post is only one of many of the basics that I have been trying to get up lately for the benefit of my just married sister who burns water. :-o

There are two keys to perfect pancakes. One is to not overmix the batter. The second key is to only flip them once during cooking. Other than that, the beauty of pancakes is that you can put anything in them. Our two household favorites are blueberry pancakes and chocolate chip pancakes (mini chips work best here). But really, anything goes for us. Any fruits, any nuts, any additives really. We've gone as extreme as candy bits and M&M's and as boring as plain with butter and maple syrup.

And truly, I tell you, pancakes can be had at any time. They make a great breakfast, but they also make fantastic snacks and a great dinner with a side of sausage. There is also no reason why you need to use a mix. I promise you, great pancakes can be had without the aid of a package. And I have the recipe here for you in the Recipe Trove. Enjoy.


Claire said...

Honestly, I don't know what kind of pancake with a mix IS great! Maybe I'm spoiled, but after having my dad's pancakes, mix pancakes are gross.

Erika said...

Ugh. Mix pancakes truly are awful. Unless maybe you're camping- but then anything tastes good.