Friday, June 11, 2010

Solo Pancakes

Honestly, I call these my "single girl pancakes." hahah. I love a cozy Saturday morning filled with cup after cup of coffee and a plate of pancakes, butter and maple syrup. However, it seems like every pancake "recipe" yields about four trillion resentful pancakes that leaves you standing over the stove long after your love affair with that cozy morning has been abandoned. Alright... four trillion may be an exaggeration and, yes, you can freeze the pancakes but I don't need a bunch of sad pancakes hanging around in my freezer. I want about two pancakes or maybe four, if the night prior included one too many glasses of wine.

While a "recipe" for pancakes seems a bit unnecessary, I think that this is here to give you some smaller proportions. No math skills required to reduce a recipe, when your head is aching and stomach growling. Just a nice little portion for those cooking for one (or maybe two).

1/2 cup + 1/3 cup flour (yeah... that's what it worked out to, so bear with me)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 - 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg, beaten
150 mL milk
1/2 teaspoon-ish cinnamon

I'm not going to tell you how to cook a pancake. That's a bit absurd. But here are a few of my pancake opinions: I mix all of the ingredients together in a pitcher, so I can pour directly from there into the pan. (Less cleanup too!) Warm pan + melted butter and you're ready to go.

You can go basic or you can add some fruit in... I added blackberries one day, apples another, oats another. I think the key, for me, is to add the fruit to the pancake while it is in the pan (almost dropping it on the surface) NOT to the batter.

Low and slow seems to also be the key when you are cooking with the added fruit. Otherwise, it seems that the middle is still uncooked while the exterior is well past done.

Makes about four (or maybe six smaller) pancakes.

2 thought(s):

kat said...

I'm all about those smaller amount recipes, with just two of us in the house we're always doing math on quantities

doulanana said...

fantastic recipe Christine!!!

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