Pancakes

I wish I could sleep late! I am only suppose to start work at 9am this morning, yet I am up by 5am and so ready for the day! I tried laying in a little, that didn’t work, I thought maybe watching a movie would help me go back to sleep, but that didn’t work either. So I figured I might as well get up and ready right?

It’s cold and rainy outside, its the perfect day for pancakes! However you like your pancakes, here are some great ideas. The secret of a great pancake, is the batter, you have to have it just right!

These pancakes are thin, light and luscious!

2 cups Flour
2 1/2 cups Whole Milk
4 Eggs
2 tbsp. Butter (melted)
Pinch of Salt
Few Drops Vanilla Extract
Vegetable Oil (for cooking)

Sift flour and mix with salt in a bowl.
Make a well and pour in eggs. Stir well.
Slowly pour in milk while stirring. Keep stirring batter until small bubbles form on the surface.
Stir in Butter.

If it seems thicker than cream, add a little more water, and/or a little more milk

Pour a little vegetable oil on a folded paper towel, and wipe the pan evenly. Keep paper towel at hand while preparing crepes, in case you want to give it another wipe. (or just use spray & cook)
Pour in 2 – 3 tbsp. of batter and quickly move pan around, so that batter spreads evenly, covering the whole surface with a thin layer.
Let cook for about 1 minute. Then, flip with a metal spatula, and cook other side for about 30 seconds.

For the filling, wow, go wild!

You can keep it simple, I enjoy it with cinnamon sugar and a splash of lemon juice, or some other ideas are:

banana and caramel
apples and cinnamon,
fresh berries & cream, drizzled with melted chocolate
Chocolate cream

or for something more savoury:

scrambled eggs, salmon and cream cheese
spinach & feta,
chicken & mushrooms
ground beef

It’s just so versatile! Or, if you want to use it as a dessert for after dinner, I make a thick brandy & citrus sauce, and top it with fresh cream. You have to love it!

If you want to be healthy, use whole wheat flour, and skim milk, there are so many ways to enjoy pancakes!

Have a wonderful morning!!!

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