Perfect Pancakes and My Day

This morning I got up at 6 a.m. and made buckwheat pancakes. Now buckwheat flour has a really strong flavor, so we always mix one recipe of buckwheat pancakes (using the Arrow Mills Buckwheat pancake mix brand) with our favorite from scratch pancake recipe. Here it is, finally, a recipe I came across this year for truly light and fluffy pancakes!

Perfect Pancakes

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 TB sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 TB oil

Stir together 1st four dry ingredients. Add egg, milk and oil all at once to flour mixture, stirring until blended but still slightly lumpy. Pour batter onto hot, lightly greased griddle, about 1/4 cup each for regular pancakes or one tablespoon each for silver dollar pancakes. Cook on both sides until golden, turning when surface is bubbly and edges are slightly dry.

Makes about 8, 4-inch pancakes or 30 silver dollar pancakes.

If I’m not adding in a recipe of buckwheat pancakes to this, then I double it for our family of five. I also like to throw in a couple handfuls of blueberries…mmm! These are great topped with butter and sugar, jelly or preserves or just plain syrup.

I hope you try this recipe, after years of being less than impressed with my own pancakes, this recipe has saved the day!

Speaking of my day, today’s been a particularly good one. This morning my moms group at church hosted a baby shower celebration with a “spa theme”. Ahhh. Imagine an oasis created out of draped opaque plastic, enclosing a circular retreat that completely transformed our fellowship hall into a relaxing getaway. We moms reclined in comfy chairs surrounded by candles, flowers, soft music, delicious brunch foods…and if that wasn’t spoiling aplenty, a professional massage therapist provided warm foot baths and the deluxe foot care package–an exfoliating rub with peppermint scented pumice/shey butter that was to-die-for and a follow-up with lotion… When she was done with us, another sweet gal came along and painted our toe nails! She treated me to French tips…then later we waxed our hands and got our fingernails done. Too much spoiling for one morning’s stretch…but what a great time with friends. If I had a picture, I’d post one here of our marvelous Orange Juliuses served in hollowed oranges with straws and adorned with perky tropical cocktail umbrellas!

Big thanks to those ladies who planned and worked hard and pulled it off!

5 thoughts on “Perfect Pancakes and My Day”

  1. Oh, Amy, I just threw the buckwheat idea in there, we normally just make a double batch of the “Perfect Pancake” recipe. It only requires normal all-purpose flour and is SO good just by following the recipe. This morning I substituted half of the white flour it called for with whole wheat and added blueberries. It was SO good.

    The only reason I said anything about the buckwheat pancake mix, is that I know by itself it’s quite different…only two people in my family like 100% buckwheat pancakes, that’s why I mix a batch of each recipe together, it takes the strong edge off the buckwheat flavor, and makes them lighter. Do try the “Perfect Pancake” recipe though, it’s wonderful…fluffy and thick…mmm!

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