One of the most prominent memories of my childhood was making breakfast for dinner with my grandparents. It was my absolute favorite meal, so we had it often. Our go to was always pancakes, eggs and sausage. Meme would let me stir the batter and she would fry most of them in the skillet, but it never failed that papaw would come in to show off his artistic talents by making one of my favorite Disney characters into a pancake. Of course, I had Mickey and Minnie, but he went as far to make Simba, Mushu the dragon from Mulan, and Jiminy cricket.
This week is my Meme’s birthday and I have been reminiscing on the childhood she helped give me and all the fun times we have had over the years. I thought I would share that memory with you all along with a pancake recipe you can make with your own children.
Ingredients: 1 and ½ cups of all purpose flour, 3 and ½ teaspoons of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of white sugar, 1 and ¼ cups of milk, 1 egg, 3 tablespoons of butter melted.
Instructions: In a large mixing bowl, sift together dry ingredients including flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and add the wet ingredients including the milk, egg and melted butter. Mix together until smooth. Make sure to get the kids involved with this step, it was always fun for me!
Over medium high heat, heat a lightly buttered skillet. Once the skillet is hot, pour or scoop the batter onto the skillet. Brown on both sides. You know when a pancake is ready to flip when air bubbles form throughout the batter. To make evenly sized pancakes use a ¼ measuring cup to scoop out the batter or get creative with the sizes you choose. Once both sides are brown serve hot with your favorite syrup!
You can add even more flavor to these pancakes by adding cinnamon, fruit, chocolate chips or sprinkles. Make it a fun night with your whole family and enjoy!