Perfect Pancakes

These are not your typical light and fluffy pancakes you’ll find at the sugar shack, breakfast buffet or maply syrup festival (what my small mennonite hometown happens to be famous for).  These are panCAKES, in every sense of the word.  And they are GOOD.  They are hearty and thick, with a slighty sweet flavour.  The quintissential comfort food.   Usually pancakes fall into the breakfast food category, but I actually made these for dinner one chilly fall night (I always love breakfast for dinner days) and they hit the spot. 
 
The batter for these pancakes is really thick and dense…..don’t be alarmed, they are supposed to be that way.  That’s what makes them so cake-like.   After you throw some batter into a buttered pan, make sure you let it cook until little bubbles appear on the top, so you know it’s cooked through and the inside won’t be doughy.  This takes a bit longer than the average pancake, but it’s well worth the wait.
Pancake Batter

When it’s good to go, flip it over and admire how beautiful and golden it is.  Yes, I think pancakes are beautiful.

Pretty Pancake

These are super filling, so you won’t need many, but why not throw a few on a plate for yourself, just in case 😉

Pile-o-pancakes

Add syrup and butter.  Real maple syrup if at all possible.  And if you don’t have any, you should get yourself to the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival the first weekend of April every year so you can stock up.  

Now you’re ready to eat!

Perfect Pancakes

Pancakes Recipe

3 cups Plus 2 Tablespoons (All purpose) Flour
½ teaspoons Salt
3 Tablespoons Baking Powder
2 Tablespoons Sugar
2 cups Milk
2 whole Large Eggs
3 teaspoons Vanilla
4 Tablespoons Butter
Extra Butter
Maple Syrup

1.  Mix together dry ingredients in large bowl.
2.  Mix together milk, eggs, and vanilla in a separate bowl.
3.  Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, stirring very gently until just combined.
4.  Melt butter and add it to the batter, stirring gently to combine.
5.  Cook on a greased skillet over medium-low heat until golden brown. Serve with an obscene amount of butter and warm syrup.

From:  The Pioneer Woman

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