`Weekend posts’ are not for the hurried mother preparing weekday dinner. I’ll only make weekend posts occassionally, to translate some Greek recipe maybe or point out a great dinner.
In our family, Sunday breakfasts are proudly made by my 7-year-old daughter. Pancakes! She loves preparing pancakes for all with no help from mummy. She owes some of her independence to Trader Joe’s multi-grain pancake mix, which is healthy and yummy. Check the box for cooking instructions. 😉 For variety, I sometimes help her make Vicky’s pancakes that are much thicker and fluffier. Try them! Here’s the recipe translated.
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- pinch of salt
- two cups buttermilk or milk
- 2 eggs (beaten)
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
How to make: Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl. Mix the liquids in another. Then fold the liquids in the dry mix. Use whisk to smooth out any lumps. Let stand for 5 minutes. The dough will become bubbly. Do not mix again. Pour 1/2 cup dough in well heated pancake pan. When the pancake becomes bubbly, turn over and cook until bottom gets a nice golden color.
Notes and tips: I use a non-stick stove top griddle like this placed over two stove eyes. I don’t use oil. Depending on your pan you may want to use some. I sprinkle the pan with some drops of water. When the water is evaporated, I know the griddle is ready for the pancakes. Use low heat.
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