Day 16: Making Pancakes with Style

pancakes

Pancakes were a staple in the Young household, especially Saturday mornings. In fact, my father had a sourdough pancake start that had to be used every week in order to keep it going.  If you have never tried one of these, you are missing out. Here’s how it works:

http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,165,144173-244202,00.html

Whether you are making the normal pancakes or the Mickey Mouse variety, making pancakes can be deceptively tricky. Having made a batch or ten myself, here are some things I have learned:

  1. Preheat the griddle or pan.
  2. Use cooking spray, oil, or butter to grease the cooking surface. (You won’t like the results if you don’t)
  3. Wait until the bubbles that form in the pancakes pop and stay before flipping them.
  4. Watch them carefully and only give each side a few minutes.

Start your own pancake tradition, and your kids will thank you.

Here are handy recipes:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/good-old-fashioned-pancakes/

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Todds-Famous-Blueberry-Pancakes/Detail.aspx?prop24=RD_RelatedRecipes

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Pumpkin-Pancakes/Detail.aspx?prop24=RD_RelatedRecipes

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Oatmeal-Pancakes-II/Detail.aspx?prop24=RD_RelatedRecipes

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Wheat-Germ-Whole-Wheat-Buttermilk-Pancakes/Detail.aspx?prop24=RD_RelatedRecipes

Or create your own! (Just about) anything goes, especially berries, nuts, dried fruit, and of course…candy or chocolate (or any other kind of) chips.

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