Sunday, February 24, 2013

Best Pancakes Ever!

I love the weekends! Time to spend with my hubby and son, time to relax, and time to make breakfast! My husband makes the best pancakes I have ever eaten. They are just so fluffy, puffy and delicious. Mmmm. I just love them. Yes, it is just a mix from a Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix, but somehow, he makes it taste divine! The one downfall of it, besides my desire to eat far more than is healthy for any normal person, is the fact that I can't actually pronounce some of the ingredients on the back of the bag. That being said, finding an alternative that would allow me to continue eating absolutely delicious pancakes without the unpronounceable ingredients was an amazing idea that I was excited to try. If you wanna try out this recipe, check it out here.

Photo from Pinterest
I should preface the next part of this post by saying that I made these pancakes...I am not the pancake expert in the family, so they do not look nearly as divine as the picture above does (albeit, less fuzzy), but I'm learning.

Coleen's Recipes blog gives the whole recipe, but it didn't include many pictures, so I took it upon myself to take photos of most of the process, just in case anybody did want to see the steps in pictures.

She starts by souring milk by adding some vinegar to the milk. Basically, it's like making your own buttermilk, in a way.

Here's what it looked like after I stirred in the vinegar. I actually freaked out a tad bit and did a double take at my milk in the fridge to confirm it hadn't gone bad. It had not. It just works that quickly to change the texture of the liquid ever so slightly...and unappetizingly.

Let it set for 10 minutes and here is the finished product of that with the rest of the wet ingredients mixed in as well. Obviously, it has yet to look tasty.

Next, mix all your dry ingredients and pour in your mixed liquids and let it set for another 10 minutes. In her  blog, she says the batter will likely bubble and you should not stir it in spite of that! My batter really didn't bubble much - maybe it's because I used 1% milk?? I don't know, either way, you can see in these before and after pictures that there is literally, like, one bubble. But, really, as long as the bubbles aren't what make the pancakes, I guess we are ok.

Start of the 10 minutes
End of the 10 minute set. See the singular bubble near the bottom of the picture in the middle? Not very impressive.
Anyway, from there, you just do the normal steps you would do when making a pancake...and if you are unsure, refer back to the blog linked above....since that's your whole recipe there anyway.

Mine certainly didn't turn out as pretty as hers, however, since I'm not the pancake making expert, I may have to force my husband to give the recipe a try so we can have the true test.

But, what I can tell you - these really were pretty much just as good (as far as flavor) as the packages with the mixes. They took just a little longer, but it really wasn't too bad. 30 minutes, maybe?? And, they were very airy, fluffy and light and delicious. Mmmm...I love breakfast. Were these the best pancakes ever? I don't know if I'd say that. Maybe after my husband gives them a whirl I'll be able to say that. But, I can say there were certainly tasty!

If you try this recipe, I hope you enjoy these as much as my husband, son and I did. It definitely is worth a try.

1 comment:

  1. Drooling... I will try it even though I don't like to cook.