Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday Morning Pancakes

our favourite homemade pancake recipeLife got busy for us at Our Kitchen Island, but we're back! We thought we'd kick off our new recipe posts with an old family favourite.

Sunday mornings are always something the whole family looks forward to as we make something special for breakfast. These homemade pancakes are especially popular in our house as their quick and easy to make plus they're a light, fluffy, delicious breakfast treat. We often make a few pancakes the shape of our kids' initials or age which makes it even more fun for the kids.

The Ingredients: Sunday Morning Pancakes
Makes 18 - 3" pancakes, Prep time: 15 minutes, Cook time: approx 2 - 3 min per side.

2 large eggs, separated
1/2 cup carbonated water
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp melted butter
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp oil

In one bowl with egg yolks, mix in:
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp melted butter (whisk in slowly)
1/2 cup milk

In a separate bowl, ombine dry ingredients:
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon

homemade pancake recipeLightly stir in dry ingredients to wet. The mixture should be very lumpy and thick. Add 1/2 cup of carbonated water (I use Perrier but anything will do) and carefully fold to maintain lumps.

In a separate bowl, combine egg whites with 1/4 tsp cream of tartar. Beat egg whites until you get stiff peaks. Mix 1/3 of the egg whites into the pancake batter and then fold in remaining egg whites until mixture is uniform.

On a hot oiled griddle or frypan, pour the pancake mixture into 3" circles. The time it takes to cook will vary depending on how hot your griddle is, what type you of griddle you're using and how big you make your pancakes. For 3" pancakes, it should take approx 3 minutes to cook on the first side. You can check to see if the bottom is a golden brown. If it is, flip the pancakes over for approx another 2 minutes. Store cooked pancakes in a warm oven until you've completed cooking all of the batter.

sunday pankcake breakfastTop your pancakes with butter and maple syrup (or whatever you prefer - fresh fruit is a nice touch as well) and they're ready to enjoy!

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