Anyhoo, I'm back with a quick Foodie Friday recipe, and it's another breakfast fare. I know; I should do some more desserts - minimal around here; the hubby would rather consume a second salad than dessert -- and side dishes -- which have been dull lately. Working on it. Either way, this'll be lovely for the cozy weekend ahead!
I shared that I had made some pancakes a couple of years ago and quoted the cookbook I used (which I still love), but have found another even simpler recipe that I find myself visiting every 1-2 weeks.
The thing is, this new recipe has MEG written all over it. Winging it? Check. Casual measurements? Bingo. Easy enough to do with a toddler crawling around and between your legs? You got it (although it takes a bit of skill to juggle things and not get frustrated -- just call me the master!). Written by an adorable Brit who hopes to take over the world with thoughts of healthy, delicious REAL food? Put a fork in me, I'm done.
Actually, I have also gotten it down to such a science that I always make enough for a) a good-sized breakfast for Dave (who eats 3-4 pancakes), myself (about 3), and Hadley (who eats 1-2...or 1 and whatever I haven't eaten yet. The kid's a Hoover), then b) make the rest into about 8 +/- days worth of Hadley breakfasts. SO easy to throw a bag of them into the fridge (separated with a little sheet of parchment paper) then send a small stack along to Grandma's when putting his breakfast/lunch/snack bag together! Plus, I hear he loves them. Bonus!
Oh, and a warning: This isn't a terribly fluffy pancake (a little bit, but not uber heights), but pretty smooth and quite tasty. The flour you use dictates texture, as well; whole wheat will, of course, give you a toothier texture; AP (I've been using organic unbleached AP lately due to lack of availability of the other stuff...sigh...use whatchya got) is smoother. So, if you're used to Bisquick, it may take a little time to get used to these. But, I guarantee it's just as simple as whipping up some of that mixed stuff -- just a little extra measuring -- but is far healthier.
Let me know what you think, either of the recipe or the new "recipe card" -- or both! And stay warm with a nice, warm mug of hot-hot-hot...HOT CHOCOLATE (perhaps with a shot of suntin' suntin', if ya catch what I'm saying) while you're at it.