Practically Perfect Pancakes
Maybe it was because the temperature was plummeting that I needed something comforting for dinner: breakfast for dinner! And perhaps my favorite memory of growing up was Sunday morning pancakes and freshly squeezed orange juice. It's the only meal I ever remember watching my parents cook together.
I already have what I thought was a perfect pancake recipe. But I didn't have ricotta in the refrigerator, and really shouldn't I have a recipe as a back up? Just eggs, flour, milk . . Well, I found it.
I shook my head the entire time I watched these grow on the griddle. I cannot believe the fluffy rise.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder (THAT'S ONE TRICK!)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
3 T unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
~ Prepare batter FIRST, then deal with the griddle or pan! (THAT'S THE SECOND TRICK.)
~ Mix dry ingredients in one bowl.
~ Mix wet ingredients in another.
~ Make well in the dry ingredients and add wet ingredients.
~ Stir until JUST incorporated and let SIT while you prepare the griddle.
~ Spray a griddle or pan and warm to medium heat.
~ Use 1/4 cup measuring cup to spoon batter onto griddle or pan.
~ Flip when bubbles just barely form.
~ OH - MY - RISE!