What's your favorite pancake?
February 23 is the IHOP-declared national pancake day. They gave away free pancakes to anyone who was willing to stand in line (in the rain here in California) from 7:00 to 10:00 am. I watched on the morning show as hundreds of people showed up. It reminded me of what a wonderful breakfast pancakes are. They are quick, easy, and delicious. Blueberry is my favorite. Here's my best recipe:
Blue Berry Pancakes
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, separated
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
8 oz. Cream cheese, softened
½ tsp. vanilla
3 - 4 tbs. sugar
In a large bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Beat the egg yolks with the buttermilk and melted butter. Combine the dry and the wet ingredients into a lumpy batter, being careful not to over mix.
In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Gently fold this into the pancake batter. (If you wish, you can skip this step and include the whole egg above).
Heat some butter in a skillet over medium heat. Spoon 1/3 cup of batter into the skillet and sprinkle the top with some of the blueberries (If you stir the blueberries into the batter they will break up). Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown and fluffy. Small bubbles should break on the top of the pancake when it is time to flip.
Beat together until blended softened cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar. Top each pancake with a dollop of this delicious mixture and a few more blueberries.
Remember; Don't over mix the batter, or it will result in flat, heavy pancakes.
Proverbs 27:18 "He who tends to a fig tree will eat its fruit."
Psalm 23:6 "...my cup overflows."
You can find me on my web site, Facebook, MySpace, Classmates, Shoutlife, Yahoo, or Twitter.
Bionote: Lori is the author of three business books, numerous church skits, and several articles. She lives in Sacramento with her two children, two dogs, and cat. She loves to hear from her readers, so please email your thoughts and questions.