pancakes, syrup and snowdays

Ok, so I’ve always really loved McDonald’s Flapjacks… at least I did as a kid.

pancakesIt’s been decades since I’ve enjoyed anything from McDonald’s, but I vividly remember eating and enjoying the McD’s pancakes and begging my mother to replicate their succulent flapjack-ness at home. We always made the fluffy Bisquick type of pancakes, which are tasty… but not the same. It’s taken me a few years to perfect my own pancake-making abilities, I think it really comes down to the recipe. Wanna know My secret?

silver dollar cakesDry buttermilk powder. Here’s my favorite recipe straight off the back of the buttermilk box:

  • 1 envelope of dry buttermilk powder
  • 1 cup of AP flour
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil

In a bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. Add beaten egg, water and oil. Beat just until batter is smooth. Drop from a spoon onto a hot, buttered griddle and cook until top is full of tiny bubbles and underside is brown. Turn and brown other side.

snowman cake

(Please excuse this quick-and-dirty action shot of someone enjoying her snowman pancakes). Today’s snowday was a perfect excuse to make and enjoy some homemade flapjacks!