Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Pancakes for one

I crave pancakes all the time, but I never make 'em because I don't want to eat like 50 pancakes alone (well, sometimes I want to...). Here is a recipe for pancakes for one! It makes about three big ol' pancakes or six silver dollar pancakes.

You will need:

1/2 cup all-purpose flour (can sub whole wheat)
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp sugar (or artificial sweetener)
1 egg
1/2 cup milk (2% at least, whole milk or buttermilk is great, or the BEST is sweetened condensed milk; you an also sub 1/4 cup yogurt and 1/4 cup water if you ain't got no milkz)
1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
1 paper towel
Butter and maple syrup if desired

Throw everything but the paper towel and the butter 'n' syrup in a bowl and mix it up.

Turn on the heat to low or medium. Put a dab of oil on the paper towel and carefully coat the inside of the pan. It's good to bunch the paper towel up so you don't burn yourself. This will make your pancakes come out smoothly and evenly...and not all vitiligo-style like they will if you use butter or cooking spray. You may need to do this between pancakes.

For silver dollar pancakes, pour three small helpings of the mix into the pan. They will stay mostly round. For thicker/larger pancakes, dump a bunch of mix in there until the desired size is met (warning, this will be harder to flip if you don't know what you're doing). Wait for a few bubbles to form on the uncooked side and then flip.

If you're substituting yogurt, you will only need two or three bubbles, but you'll also have to smoosh the pancake a little after you flip or they'll stay gooey inside.

Allow to sit until desired level happens.

Throw 'em on your plate.

Apply butter and syrup at will.

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