Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Pancakes for dinner.... heck, why not?

Yay, Hamza's back at school today! This morning when he woke up he had NO FEVER! He did have bit of a headache, so I gave him a Tylenol and some cough medicine, but he was so eager to go back. That's my boy!

We've had a couple of lovely days. The temperature has been milder, with clear blue skies and cooler nights. Maybe just a teaser for fall, because it's warmer again today. But yesterday evening even Hamza was feeling well enough to play outdoors with his baby brother.


Last night we had made from scratch buttermilk pancakes for dinner. I had some cake filling left over from Sunday night and it went perfectly with the pancakes: a delicious combination of crushed pineapple, Cool Whip and instant vanilla pudding. I think next time I'll make crepes filled with something similar, but perhaps ricotta cheese instead of Cool Whip. Yum! Breakfast foods for dinner really seem to be a hit in our house. Personally if I didn't have a family to cook for I could live on nothing but toast and cereal. With some scrambled eggs mixed in for variety! If anyone is looking for a recipe for the simplest, fluffiest buttermilk pancakes, I got it from Allrecipes, not a gourmet cooking website, but a great source of recipes for the shortcut queen that I am :)

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together buttermilk, milk, eggs and melted butter. Keep the two mixtures separate until you are ready to cook.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. You can flick water across the surface and if it beads up and sizzles, it's ready!
  3. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, using a wooden spoon or fork to blend. Stir until it's just blended together. Do not over stir! Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/2 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.
Bilal was very helpful in the entire prep process, and keeping him busy in the kitchen kept him out of the way of his sister, who had a boat load of homework.


Mixing the dry ingredients

Pouring the buttermilk (and without a mess, wow!)

And sampling the end result. That's a smile of approval


Safa loved the pancakes too, she just was a little more reluctant to get her picture taken. See the forced smile?

2 comments:

Amyacl said...

There's nothing that's quite as much fun as breakfast for dinner! We haven't done it in a while... hmm...

Glad Hamza is feeling better!

The Portas said...

YUM! Looks and sounds delicious!!

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