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Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Wednesday 5 March 2014

Home Made Pancakes for HOME

Home is where you fit right in.~ Randy Alcorn

Hello friends and welcome to my HOME where my door is always open! 

Did you make pancakes yesterday? I always make them on Shrove Tuesday and they were so good!

I have been using this same recipe for pancakes since I was a new bride. Once again, the recipe comes from my old Purity Cook Book.

I prefer home made pancakes to a mix because there are no preservatives and they bake up much thicker than a mix.

Sift together:
1-1/2 cups flour
1-2 TBSP sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

1 egg, beaten
1-3/4 cups milk
2 TBSP veggie oil

Beat together and add to dry ingredients. Beat only until combined. I always use an egg beater to do this.

Heat your griddle or saucepan to 380 degrees. Drops of water will dance across the pan when it's ready. Grease lightly.
{I didn't have to grease mine because I used a brand new coated pan which made it a breeze to flip them.}

Use about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake.
Bake pancakes until surface is covered in bubbles and the edges lose their gloss.
Turn and bake until golden brown.

Note: If the batter becomes too thick, just add a small amount of milk and stir.

Serve hot with butter and maple syrup or molasses. Makes about 12 - 4 inch pancakes.

If you don't consume all the pancakes, you can freeze them for breakfast or a snack. Oftentimes I double the recipe so I can freeze some.

There are several ways to serve these pancakes, as a main dish which I did. But you could also add 3/4 cup of blueberries to the batter or as a dessert pancake spread with jam, applesauce, or a cream filling. Roll up and sprinkle with icing sugar. Sliced strawberries and whipped cream are wonderful too.

I often serve baked beans with mine but yesterday I served them with an omelet filled with cheese, green pepper, onion, and mushrooms. Delicious!
How do you like to serve yours?

I have a friend who makes pancakes and freezes them for her son who just helps himself to a couple whenever he feels hungry. Whenever I freeze them I place a small sheet of waxed paper between them to keep them from sticking together and then place them in a freezer bag.

Thank you for visiting today. I always enjoy your company and invite you to stop by often. Have a beautiful day! 

Lord, this humble house we'd keep
Sweet with play and calm with sleep.
Help us so that we may give
Beauty to the lives we live.
Let Thy beauty and Thy grace

Shine upon our dwelling place. ~ Edgar A. Guest

I am joining the following parties as well~

Home and Garden Thursday ~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi