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Every now and then you just HAVE to have a pancake! I figure it this way, if you’re going to indulge, it’s gotta be worth it. These pancakes are worth it. Beautifully simple, fluffy, good old fashioned pancakes. Add a little fruit if you’d like. Blueberries and strawberries are traditional, but fresh peaches in season now, dusted with a sprinkling of cinnamon… YUM. For a more special occasion, breakfast in bed perhaps? Just add raspberries with a dollop of whipped cream with slivers of orange or lemon rind and top with honey. Today we had apple slices and warmed 100 percent maple syrup. It’s hard to beat the simplicity. Some people really enjoy pancakes with jelly and powdered sugar, or peanut butter. No matter how you like your pancakes, these are sure to be a hit. This recipe makes 15 smallish to medium pancakes, using about 1/4- 1/3 c batter per pancake. If you’d like to make them a little healthier, throw in a tablespoon or so of flax seed. It will add a nice nutty flavor and add some omega 3.
1 1/2 c flour
1 t kosher salt
3 to 3 1/2 t baking powder
1 1/4 c milk (you can use buttermilk if you are in a buttermilk kinda mood, this will make them a little richer)
4 T melted butter
Preheat griddle or pan on medium high.
In medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients. I like to melt the butter in a large 2 -4 c pyrex measuring cup in the microwave. Then add the milk and egg into the same cup. stir well. Mix into the dry ingredients until smooth, and there are no lumps. Spoon, or ladle batter onto hot griddle. When the top of the pancake is bubbly, turn it over. Cook another minute or two till browned on the bottom Try not to pick up the pancake to peek, just lift a tiny edge up and peek underneath. It won’t brown well if you lift it completely and need to keep cooking. If you want to serve them all at once, heat your oven to 250 and put an ovenproof plate in. Place the pancakes on the plate in the oven until they are all made and ready to serve. Don’t forget the butter and hot maple syrup!