Friday, February 19, 2010

Breakfast for dinner

My favorite meal of the day is breakfast and nothing beats having breakfast for dinner! So last night we made pancakes and bacon for dinner. I have to say pancakes are just about the best thing on the planet, when they are made right. They have to be moist, not too big, with just the right amount of sweetness. And you have to use real Maple Syrup, none of that imitation syrup, please!
I used to make this pancake recipe that had yogurt in it, but ever since I became a lactard, I can't make that recipe anymore. So, I have found that the basic pancake recipe in the Joy of Cooking cookbook is great, and I just substitute whole milk with lactose free milk, and they are just as good.
Here is the recipe:
Whisk together in a large bowl:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 tablespoons of sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
Whisk together in another bowl:
1 1/2 cups milk
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and gently whisk them together, mixing just until combined. If you wish you can fold in any type of fruit, nut, or chocolate chip.
Spoon 1/3 cup batter onto the preheated griddle or non stick pan. Make sure to butter your pan first and it should be on medium low heat. Cook each pancake until the top of them is speckled with bubbles and some bubbles have popped open, then flip and cook until underside is lightly brown. Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200 degree oven.

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