Sunday, December 12, 2010

Stacks on Deck

It's a lazy Sunday and a tad bit dreary out so I am thinking this is going to be a brown couch day. Brown couch days consist of doing much of nothing. I am moving a little slow, as per the usual, in the early morning hours. And I am starving. As I mentioned before, I'm really not a big breakfast person. But after making these pancakes, I may be convinced to get up an hour earlier to make breakfast after all!

My bestie in NYC is always commenting on how she has to have her pancakes on Saturday mornings. So this morning I think I was having visions of pancakes because of the conversation she and I had on yesterday about her Saturday ritual.

So I pull my griddle out, which has probably only been used 4 times since I got it, and get to flipping. After eating these fluffy, buttermilk pancakes, I am thinking the next order of business is a 2-hour nap! Gotta love those brown couch moments.

Buttermilk Pancakes

2 eggs
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
4 tablespoons melted butter
½ teaspoons vanilla extract

In a large bowl beat eggs. Add buttermilk, butter and flavoring and mix well. Add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well. Heat griddle. Oil the pan or spray with cooking spray. Pour a scoop of batter onto the griddle. Cook on the first side until bubbles form and begin to pop. Flip the pancake and cook until golden brown. Keep cooked pancakes warm until ready to serve, in a 200 degree oven.

This recipe yields approximately 8 pancakes.

I prefer my pancakes with warm butter and maple syrup. But today I was feeling fancy, so I added some stewed apples and whipped cream to finish it off.

Stewed Apples

1 or 2 medium sized apples
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/4 c sugar
1 tsp butter
1/2 c water

Slice one or two medium sized apples, leaving skin on. In a small saucepan, add apples and remaining ingredients. Cook until apples are softened and liquid has turned syrupy.

Whipped Cream Topping

1/2 c heavy whipping cream
Dash of vanilla extract

Add ingredients to a mixing bowl and beat until soft peaks form. Because there is already sugar in the syrup and apples, I do not add any sugar to the whipped cream. But you may want to add sugar, to taste, before serving on top of pancakes.

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  1. Cuz, I am sooooo stealing this recipe ! YUMMY !

  2. Looks yummy!

    Have you ever visited Jim's Pancakes? I think it's sweet that he wants to make cool pancakes for his daughter.