Saturday, August 09, 2008

summertime saturdays.8

Good Morning, Saturday.
We have eaten pancakes at least once a week for years.  Seriously.  Using this same recipe.  Not always do we use the Mickey Mouse waffle maker.  A lot of times we use the skillet.  But we always use the same recipe.  It was the recipe that came with the waffle maker.  But we have always called them pancakes.  Over the years, we have added one ingredient.  Vanilla.  My husband claims it was his secret ingredient.  I'll give him the honors for that one.  
This recipe really is embedded in my brain.  I hope, like knitting, it never escapes me.
2 eggs :: 1 3/4 cup milk :: 1/4 cup vegetable oil ::  1 3/4 cup flour ::  2 tbls sugar  ::  4 tsp baking powder ::  1 tsp salt  ::  1-2 tsp vanilla.
Separate egg.  Beat egg whites stiff.  In another bowl, mix the egg yolks with the milk and oil.  Add the rest of the ingredients.  Stir until combined.  Fold in egg whites.  
Sometimes we add mashed bananas to the batter.  Sometimes blueberries.  Occasionally chocolate chips.  
Happy Saturday!

30 comments:

molly said...

I plan to try this recipe out tomorrow morning. Your Saturday morning spreads are always so inviting. Thanks for providing such lovely inspiration.

Pam said...

Your last weeks' post inspired me to make myself a pair of fingerless gloves using the Evangeline pattern. I am loving the pattern!

Your Summertime Saturday posts, also inspire. I'm going to try that recipe for pancakes/waffles! My kids will enjoy something a bit different than the "regular" during these last few weeks of summer.

Have a great week.

Ann said...

haven't seen the mickymouse pancakes since the kids were little. Cute.

DAWN said...

Fun fun fun! my dad use to make me silver dollar pancakes. I think that may be where my love of tiny things comes from.

Nell said...

That looks like a perfect Saturday morning!

seashoreknits said...

thanks for sharing the recipe, leslie! i am ashamed to say that when my 19 year old niece came for a visit last weekend and asked for pancakes (something my husband and i never eat for no good reason), i pulled out some ready made from the freezer. if only i had your post then....but i'll be ready for next time!!

kim said...

Adorable! You are the modern-day Martha Stewart - only much, much nicer!

Linn said...

Pancakes really are a special treat, aren't they? Have you ever tried it with whole wheat flour? I wanted to give that a shot from scratch.

sheepish one said...

those must produce some VERY fluffy pancakes, which are my favorite!
enjoy your saturday.

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

My mom grew up in England and every Sat. morning it was her job to make the shortbread, the recipe is embedded in her psyche, just like you and your pancakes! My family growing up always had pancakes once a week as well, so special.

Louise said...

Oh yum! I'll give that a go in our penguin waffle maker. They have a little bowl shaped tummy to pour in the syrup!!

Emma said...

Ok, now I'm in the mood for pancakes.

KeanaLee said...

I use wal-mart pancake mix(only requires water)......my kids are so gonna hate me when they find out what you do.

Karen said...

The plate - in the lower right corner - with the fork - and the crumbs.... says it all! What a fun breakfast.

Sarah Jackson said...

yum! We have that same Mickey waffle maker. I'll try out your recipe tomorrow morning. Thanks!

Renna said...

It sounds yummy. I always add vanilla to my french toast mixture, too. :-)

We eat pancakes for dinner at least every couple of weeks.

Alison Boon said...

Simply delicious. Vanilla gives it quite a lift. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Ann said...

I tried the pancake recipe. Added wheat germ and ground oatmeal and subbed soy milk,They were the lightest homemade pancakes ever! Thanks. Oh, and they were with fresh blueberries and black berry jam.

Jess said...

We also tried your recipe for breakfast this morning. Best pancakes ever! We had a little trouble with the measurements because I misplaced the measuring spoons, but they turned out wonderfully. Thanks so much for sharing.

Meggie said...

I'll be right over for some pancakes. They sound delish!

Denise said...

Hi Leslie, I'm back from my trip, was just catching up with yours... sounds like you had a lovely time.
Love all the gloves, I will need to look in to that 'nest' as I have some gloves in my 'gift box' that I could probably donate.
Will try to update my blog soon but got lots of unpacking and laundry to do first!

Robyn said...

Thank you for this recipe! I tried them yesterday and they turned out great.

Ramona said...

We always eat ours for dinner with 1t of vanilla and 1T of cinnamon in the batter. Love the Mickey Mouse faces

sko_G knits said...

i have another "secret" ingredient that you might like to try...works ESPECIALLY well with the addition of fruit...i like to add a splash of Pure Lemon extract (in addition to the vanilla).

tiennie said...

My kids love love love pancakes! It's a good thing my hubby likes making them. :) Mickey ones are so cute!

bizzy mommy said...

i have a recipe i use on saturdays too. but i just may have to try this one next weekend .

Alisha said...

We make pancakes weekly too. I have a recipe that I know off by heart. I plan on adding vanilla next time.

I love the mickey mouse waffle pancakes!

SMF.sportychic said...

What I would give to spend a weekend at your house....hmmmm

Becky said...

Long time reader, first time commenting. I made these pancakes for my husband this morning for our anniversary breakfast, and they are fabulous! Love the vanilla.

Your blog is so beautiful and inspirational -- I look forward to your creations and the thoughtful touches you bring to everyday life for your family.

I was born and raised in southwest PA so reading your blog also reminds me of home :)

Thanks for sharing all you do with all of us!

Caroline said...

Made in London, England for my 2 boys this very morning. Wonderful, thank you!