Monday, January 27, 2014

Silver Dollar Pancakes

What's for breakfast this morning? Breakfast is my favorite meal. Not only because it's so simple to make, but also because we have so many choices. Whether it's something sweet like these delicious silver dollar pancakes from my friend Marie over at the English Kitchen or muffins or cake or eggs...which I can eat at any time of day or night!  

 Silver Dollar Pancakes

2 cups of all purpose flour
2 tablespoons of yellow cornmeal
1 tablespoon of baking powder
2 teaspoons of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2 cups of buttermilk
5 tablespoons of oil
more oil and butter for greasing the pan

Whisk the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, soda and salt together in a mixing bowl. Beat the eggs until light and fluffy in another bowl. Whisk in the buttermilk and the oil. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the liquid ingredients all at once. Stir until just combined, without over mixing. The batter will have small lumps.

Heat a griddle pan or heavy skillet over medium heat until a drop of water skips across the surface. Lightly grease with some butter and oil. Using a ladle, spoon batter onto the griddle in scant 2 tablespoon measures, leaving a few inches between each pancake. Cook until bubbles form on the surface and the edges are dry, with golden brown bottoms. Flip over and cook for about 30 to 45 seconds longer until golden brown on the other side. Keep warm in a low oven until ready to serve. Repeat to use up all the batter. Serve hot with butter and plenty of real Maple Syrup!
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