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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

National Pancake Day

Who knew that I would have my third child on such a fabulous holiday?

Happy Birthday SPENGER!
(no, that is not a typo)

I thought I would share my favorite pancake recipe. For those of you that know me you know that I hate to cook and I am not very good at it. The last is most likely the reason for the first. But Captain Dirt found a recipe that I love and I can actually make. It's not as easy as the "just add water" but if I can do it.....

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 T. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 large eggs, seperated
2 T. vegetable oil
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
(make your own using 1 T. vinegar and enough milk to equal 1 cup. Let stand 5 minutes)
1 T. + 1 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Pinch cream of tartar
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries

Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine the egg yolks, oil, buttermilk, lemon zest and vanilla.

Make a well in the center of the dry inredients and pour in the liquid mixture. Mix together until flour is just incorporated.

In a small bowl, using a hand-held mixer, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the batter just until incorporated. Let sit for 15 minutes, then gently fold in the blueberries.

Scoop out 1/3 cup of the batter onto pan or preheated griddle. Cook as usuall. Makes about 9 pancakes

My favorite gadgets for this recipe: A cuisinart hand mixer and a $5 zester


  1. Well I think I will try this recipe for dinner tonight, since it is national pancake day and all!

  2. Okay made these for dinner tonight, and they were soooo yummy! My new favorite pancake recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Looks so good! Who knew there even was a national pancake day? Not me! We'll give this a try for breakfast-or dinner. Thanks for sharing, and the photo of the pancakes looks so yummy!