Originally Posted by Mad Cook
Isn't it as easy to make pancake batter from scratch? It's certain to be cheaper.
This recipe is what we use at home. I've never given it to anyone that didn't love it, except my pal - CharlieD, who has his own beloved recipe. I'm not using it here, on vacation in Southern Cal., as my inlaws seem to enjoy the boxed mix, and the boxed mac & Cheese, and the pre-cooked bacon, and the TV dinners, and the... you get the idea. You've probably seen this recipe here in DC before, but just in case you haven't, give it a try.
The Chief's Best Pancakes
These pancakes come out so moist and light that you will never buy a pancake mix again. Enjoy them.
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbs. Sugar
½ tsp. Salt
1 tbs. Double Acting Baking Powder
3/4 cup milk
1 large Egg
3 tbs. Cooking oil
Preheat the griddle. Place the dry ingredients into a large bowl and stir together with a wire whisk or mixing spoon. Add the remaining ingredients and again stir until mixed. Do not stir until all the lumps are gone as this will over-mix the batter. There should be small lumps. These will disapear while cooking the pancakes.
Cook over medium heat until the bubbles close slowly as they rise and pop. Do not cook until the bubbles stay open as this will dry out the pancake. And most importantly, Don’t squish them down with your cake turner or spatula. When they are ready to flip, turn them over and cook for about 1 minute more. Remove from the pan and serve immediately. If you must cook up enough for a bunch of people, keep them warm by stacking in a large-rectangular cake pan and placing the pan into a 120' oven covered with a clean kitchen towel cover.
You can add blueberries to the uncooked batter without changing anything else. However, if you add acidic fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, or pineapple, you will need to add ½ tsp. Baking soda to the batter to balance the acid from the fruit.
The above recipe makes enough pancakes for two people. Yo can easily enlarge the recipe by simply multiplying the ingredients by the same number. That is, if you double the flour, multiply all other ingredients by two.
Seeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North