Monday, February 9, 2009

Busy busy

I've been busy all day today working on valentines presents for my family and F. I'll post pictures of them in the next post and talk about our Valentines traditions. And the exciting thing about this particular Valentines Day.

Until then, here is an old recipe that I love.



1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup whole milk
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoon butter

Combine dry ingredients and mix slightly. Add milk, oil, water, and vanilla. Whisk together until just combined. Be careful not to over mix - it should still be slightly lumpy. Set aside to rest for a few minutes.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. While pan is heating, add butter. As soon as the butter is melted, add melted butter to pancake batter.

Return pan to stove and stir butter into batter.

When pan is hot, with a measuring cup or ladle, pour 1/4 cup of batter into the skillet for each pancake.

Cook until bubbles form on the surface. Carefully flip pancakes with turner/spatula and cook until golden brown.

Note: This recipe also works well with whole wheat flour. Chopped fruit, nuts or chocolate chips can be added to batter before cooking for a unique treat.

I love this recipe because a) it's so easy, b) it can be made even if you don't have eggs, and c) they are more like European pancakes which means they should be spread with Nutella and enjoyed like a crepe!!

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