Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mad About Pancakes

I came across in my daily reading to a great post on Daisy Pink Cupcake and I thought to share it. Who wouldn’t love to have a pancake picnic?

At home, we try to make them once a month to have a Sunday pancake breakfast or in special occasion like birthdays and I confess to prefer chocolate on it than Maple Syrup.
After those beautiful images, I’ve added an easy recipe to follow. For more visit Blueberry Pancake Recipe.
Also for more great photos like these, visit Once wed.

Talk soon,
Servings: About 6 (3 pancakes per serving)
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 cups low fat milk or buttermilk (you can make a substitute for buttermilk by adding 1 tbsps. white vinegar to each 1 cup of milk)
- 4 tbsps. vegetable or canola oil
- 2 cups unbleached, all-purpose *flour
- 2 tbsps. sugar
- 4 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt

In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, milk, and vegetable oil. Beat with a wire whisk until foamy. In another mixing bowl, measure the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt, then mix thoroughly with a fork. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and beat with the whisk until all ingredients are moistened and the batter is just smooth - do not overbeat!

Set the batter aside for a few minutes to allow the baking powder to work - the batter will rise slightly in the bowl and form a few bubbles on the surface.

Heat a griddle or large, non-stick frying pan to medium-high. To determine whether the pan or griddle is hot enough, drop a small amount of water onto the surface. If the water sizzles and jumps, the pan is ready to go.
Pour batter in small amounts (about 1/4 cup) onto the griddle. Work in small batches - the pancakes will spread out as they bake. When the surface of the pancakes begins to bubble and the edges appear dry, flip the pancakes with a spatula. Cook for another minute or so, until the edges are completely done and the pancakes are golden brown.
Transfer finished pancakes to a serving plate and keep warm. Serve in stacks with butter or margarine and warm maple syrup. This recipe can be easily doubled (or halved) as needed.
These pancakes are delicious as is, but if you are in a more adventurous mood, try adding a cup of fresh blueberries, a handful of chocolate chips, or a diced banana or apple. As an alternative to maple syrup, try a warm fruit compote as a topping, or sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.


  1. It's a tradition in our home : crêpes (thinner and larger than pancakes) every saturday morning. And we are definitely addicted to maple syrup. ;)
    I was already following your beautiful blog and had the luck to be assigned for the swap too. ;)

  2. Hi there! Ky here from Swap-Bot, now following you...yummm pancakes...I need to go fix dinner now, thanks for the idea! :-)

  3. Thanks for sharing the cupcake recipe...will have to defiantly try it out one of these days, and all the great picture you found of the table scape and setting...is so beautiful, thanks so much for sharing.

    Stacy from Swap Bot

  4. Hi! Following you from the Swap-bot swap :) You are one of my partners. We don't have any Sunday traditions at my house really. This is a sweet idea. Neat pictures too.

  5. We are a Belgian Waffle family for special occasions though I am excited to serve pancakes for lunch on the deck tomorrow. Maybe I'll even pull out the chocolate syrup as an extra special treat.

    badk1ty from swatbot

  6. i am so excited to be following you! this post is just inspiring and adorable- definitely going to do soon!

    128julie from swap-bot

  7. We love pancakes in our house as well, though I've never tried chocolate chips (tried them at IHOP though-didn't like them). We love blueberry pancakes. I also make something very similar to a pancake that my grandmother, and mother taught me called fry bread. It's basically a big, thick pancake made in a frying pan that we eat with butter and syrup. Sometimes it's called Indian Fry Bread.


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  8. Hi,

    Nicc79 from swap-bot now following your blog
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    Thanks for the pancake reciepe can't wait to try it!


  9. Me me me! I love pancakes. But here in the netherlands we make big ones and eat them for dinner, not breakfast.

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  10. I really love the mobiles that were in those pictures!

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  11. Hi Jessica!
    Great post! I love pancakes!!! What a great idea! Thanks for following my blog - it turns out you are my partner! how great huh?

    i'm queenelisheba from swap-bot now following you for the 'I want more Blogger Followers' Swap.

  12. Soooooo yummy looking! What fun!

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  13. We had pancakes yesterday but it was unfortunately a rainy and windy day and we had to stay indoors, but they were still nice :)

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  14. Cute as a button!! So sweet!
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  15. hi Im glendas from swapbot and I am happy to be following your blog.,love from glenda

  16. Your lovely pictures made me hungry.
    I'm here from swapbot and will be following your blog.

  17. YUM YUM! I actually add half a box of YELLOW CAKE MIX to any pancake pre-made mix (buttermilk usually) for quick and easy and sweet (not overly) pancakes and my family just adores them! Fun blog and such beautiful photos!!

    x Molly (fleurdebee @ swapbot) now following you!

  18. So pretty! I love it.
    I also love pancakes. However, I have to let my hubby make them because for some reason, my pancakes are usually rubbery and never uniform. Definitely taking pancake panache lessons.

    SFF (Your Swap Partner!)

  19. Ok - I love this! I love pancakes - I just wish I could pull off a beautiful setting to eat them in like the ones in the photos. :) Fun blog!!

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