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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Das Kinder and Pancakes

Das Kinder loves pancakes. And really, what’s not to love?

Plenty – look at the ingredients on the side of any pre-made store bought mix. Strange unpronounceable things that one shouldn’t eat: corn syrup solids, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, mono and diglycerides. Do you really want to feed that to your kid?

Er, no.

But there is a better way and it’s incredibly easy and fiendishly simple. So simple in fact, Das Kinder is an active participant.

The Dry Mix
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt.

Put all the dry ingredients in a sealed Tupperware® container and do a little Zumba™ to mix thoroughly. In a sealed container, the mix should be good for at least a month if stored in cool dry place.

To make the pancakes, place in a mixing bowl one cup of your pancake mix. Next, microwave a quarter of a stick of butter. In a separate bowl, whisk one large egg. Once the butter is melted, slowly whisk the melted butter into the egg. Add this to your dry mix. Next, add one cup of milk or buttermilk to the mixture and stir until you have thick batter. Then, and this is the important bit, wait for a few minutes until the mixture starts to bubble. That’s a sign that the ingredients are starting to get to know each other. Once it starts, then cook the pancakes in a hot skillet the way you would normally.

The result: pancakes that are light and fluffy, while still having a somewhat crisp exterior. Better than store bought with none of the chemicals.

1 comment:

  1. LOVE the "print page" thing-y. Those of us that are extremely cooking challenged appreciate a skosh of help from time to time.

    Thanks, Cuz.