Today was pancake day. :-)
I don't remember the last time I've bought a ready-made pancake mix. Pancakes are so easy to make...all you need is a whisk, a big bowl and this recipe:
1 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat a lightly oiled griddle over medium-high heat.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add egg, milk and oil. Beat until smooth.
Pour or scoop the batter onto the hot griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot. (from allrecipes)
See? Easy peasy! I usually add a teaspoon or two of cinnamon if I'm making plain pancakes.
I've also used this same recipe for blueberry and banana pancakes.
Chocolate chips were the special ingredients today. I don't mix the chocolate chips in the batter...I sprinkle them on the batter while cooking. This prevents the chocolate chips from sinking to the bottom.
I had leftover whipping cream in the fridge so I made whipped cream and because we had no syrup in the house, I also made homemade honey syrup. The syrup turned out amazing! I used half light and half dark corn syrup and also added a tablespoon of butter for flavour.
Yes that's right...homemade pancakes, syrup and whipped cream!
I think I just gained five pounds this morning...