Monday, May 21, 2012

Fluffy Pancakes - You Know You Waaaant Them

Goal - the fluffy pancake, like the huge stack you get at your favorite diner.
Mission - complete.

I believe it is a combination of buttermilk (acid) and the use of both baking soda and powder that helps to perk those puppies up.  Now dont quote me, I failed chemistry but whenever I have used all 3 together the result is what I am always after.

So this past weekend I was up. EAAAARLY.
The boys still snug in bed.
I might have made myself some pancakes (with chocolate chips no less).
That's right, I said I made them for myself!
You might say that's selfish, I say, you shouldn't sleep in :)

This recipe does make enough for 3 good sized pancakes for 3 people.  You could make them smaller for 4 and add some bacon and eggs 'n such but when we have them we only have them.  With a side of syrup.  Maybe a few slices of banana or strawberries.
I did save a few for them when they arose but they werent warm, the butter didnt melt over the top for them like it did for me (insert evil grin here)


I'm Listening to: Dance Again - Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes

recipe adapted from

3/4 c. 1% milk
1 1/2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla
1 c. plus 2 tbsp. flour
3 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg
1 tbsp. melted butter
chocolate chips (if desired)

In your measuring glass measure out the milk and add in the lemon juice and leave for 5 minutes.  This will curdle your milk to create buttermilk.
Then add in your vanilla, egg and melted butter.  Stir to combine.
Meanwhile in a bowl add in all of your dry ingredients (except chocolate chips) and whisk to incorporate.
Pour the liquid into the dry and stir, do not over stir, just until you no longer see any flour kickin around.
Heat your pan/griddle to a medium to medium high heat.  Grease (unless you have a super non stick which I do not) put a tablespoon and a half or so down into the pan and let set a minute.  Toss on some chocolate chips.  When you see bubbles appear and break its time to flip.
Wait another minute or two and then they are allllll good!

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1 comment:

  1. Me know me wants these big fluffy soft marshmellowy pancakes!! Yummmm!