Monday, February 22, 2010

The Hunter's Pancakes

The Hunter sure can make a mean pancake! Saturday I walked into the kitchen and was greeted by these wonderful, fluffy little pancakes.
I don't know how he gets them so's amazing! He said he used the recipe from the Better Crocker cookbook which I have used a million times and they always come out flat. I've tried every recipe and technique out there and nothing. Personally I think this is reason enough to stay in bed on the weekend and let HIM make ME pancakes...what do you think?


Anonymous said...

You must be like your Dad, he beats them to much and flails all the air out of them.

Mellodee said...

I've always just used the recipe on the back of the Bisquick box! They come out fairly light but they still have substance, if you know what I mean. Bothers me a bit that your hubs appears to cook then in some sort of shortening...Oil? Butter??
My family has always made them one very hot but DRY griddle.

When heating the griddle, when you can flick a few little droplets of water onto the griddle and they sizzle and bounce around, the griddle is the right temp. Pour the batter till you get the size you want then let them cook on one side until bubbles come up thru the batter and pop open. Flip them over and cook a few minutes more (no more than 3 min. tops or they'll burn and dry out). Then remove them from the pan immediately so that they don't continue to cook. They come out perfect every time!

Good luck.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the first comment - I think when you beat them too much, they are not as light. =)

All Natural Mama said...

I saw an episode of Good Eats on Food Network where Alton Brown made pancakes. I always follow his method now, and they come out very fluffy.
I also use the Betty Crocker cookbook recipe.
After you beat the eggs very well, stir in the wet ingredients.
After you add the dry ingredients, you barely stir them. Seriously, like scoop the bottom up & stir it around just a few times. He said on the show that it's okay if the batter is lumpy, just don't overmix.
It works!

Rachel said...

HE CAN READ A COOKBOOK? SERIOUSLY?! I didn't know men could do that, lol!