Saturday, November 03, 2012

Grandma Irene's Pancakes

Mihai is guest blogging this so that he has a digital copy of the recipe, instead of always having to dig up the piece of paper that it's on.

Wet Ingredients
½ cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted in the microwave
1 egg
1 tablespoon extra-light olive oil

Dry Ingredients
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt

1. Put the milk, butter, and egg into a large bowl and beat lightly. Set aside.

2. Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.

3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredient bowl all at once and mix slightly.

4. Add the olive oil to the batter and mix a bit more.

5. Add more milk (about ¼ cup) to the batter until it gets to the consistency of heavy cream. It shouldn't be perfectly smooth, small lumps are OK.

6. Heat up oil in a frying pan on low-medium heat.

7. Drop dollops of the batter using a small ladle and cook until bubbles stop popping (usually a couple of minutes).

8. Flip over with a spatula and cook the other side (usually for another minute).

9. Instead of maple syrup, accompany with sour cream and jam: mix a tablespoon of each on your plate, and top each pancake with a thin layer.

Serves two.