Monday, January 10, 2011

Brandon's Perfect Griddle Cakes

My son has many talents, many, and among them toward the top is pancake making. He is the best, and is teaching his son all the ins and outs early. This post has a good amount of photos because, well, they are so cute.
The sun was just starting to stream into the kitchen when Brandon gathered all the ingredients and set them on the counter.
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour (I use white spelt)
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3 tablespoons melted butter or oil
3/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
Butter and syrup or whatever you like on top of your cakes
Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a medium mixing bowl.
Next, you get a chair for the "extra special assistant" and let him help crack the egg.
Add the milk and oil, stirring until combined. 
Sprinkle the baking powder across the top of the mixed batter.
Add the vinegar.
Watch it foam, home school science fun in the kitchen. Now ask some questions, what caused this reaction? How long did it last? Will it happen every time? And...may we do this again tomorrow morning?
Okay, now give it a couple stirs to combine but don't crush the bubbles because that's how the griddle cakes get so fluffy.
Heat a frying pan over medium high heat until a drop of water dances. Put a pat of butter into the pan and drop 1/3 cup of batter into the pan.
After the middle bubbles a bit the edges will look more solid and cooked. Flip it carefully.
This one is for the "special assistant".
 A couple chocolate chips for eyes...
Master pancake flipper and "special assistant's" Daddy!
He also humors his Momma with a photo.

No comments:

Post a Comment