Pancake Day

In honor of National Pancake Day, we had pancakes for dinner last night, just so I could share this fabulous pancake recipe with you today. Well, that and the fact that I’m running out of ideas for meals made in a skillet, in our dining room. So these fluffy little stacked cakes happened…

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Today is Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday. This day was created as a religious-based tradition. It was a good way to use up peoples’ supplies of butter, eggs, and milk, which were all forbidden foods during the season of Lent. But that’s tomorrow… Bon Appétit!

This recipe is a new tradition in my house for a few reasons. The ingredients are ones I usually have around, they are light and fluffy, and incredibly easy to make. I like to crisp the edges ever so slightly in a hot skillet, stack ‘em high, and pour on the pure maple syrup.

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Delicious Fluffy Pancakes

Ingredients
3/4 Cup milk
2 Tablespoons white vinegar
1 Cup all-purpose unbleached flour
2 Tablespoons white sugar
1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1 egg
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
Cooking spray

Directions
Combine the milk and vinegar in a bowl and let sit for 5 minutes to sour the milk.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Whisk the egg and butter into the soured milk. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients, and blend with a whisk until all the lumps are gone.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with a little cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cups full of batter into the heated skillet and cook until little bubbles appear on the surface. Flip and cook on the other side until browned.

Next week I should be cooking in our new kitchen. The counters and sink are scheduled to be installed tomorrow!

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