Monday, January 26, 2009

Saturday Morning

Saturday morning is my favorite time of week! Shane doesn't have to work, and we don't have to get ready for church, so we get to hang out in bed for a while and then I make pancakes for breakfast.

Fortunately for me, my Saturday mornings just got a whole lot better, and now I get to snuggle with the 2 loves of my life for as long as I want....or until somebody needs to be fed, or changed, but we had a pretty perfect first Saturday morning together.


As for the pancakes...you can dress them up anyway you want. I prefer them Chocolate Chip with Whipped Cream and fresh Bananas on top - it's the best way to go in my opinion. This is a really great pancake recipe. It makes light and fluffy and tender pancakes - like the kind you get at a hole-in-the-wall breakfast place that's been around for 30 years. Try them on your next Saturday morning.

Ingredients
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups milk
2 t vanilla (optional)
3 T butter, melted
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
3/4 t salt
2 t baking powder
2 T sugar or malted milk powder (I don't use any sweetener in mine because I like them savory, but if you do, I recommend the malted milk powder - that's how they sweeten pancakes in restaurants and diners. It gives them a slightly different flavor.)

Method
Beat the eggs, milk, and vanilla until light and foamy, about 3 minutes on high speed, then mix in the butter.
Whisk the dry ingredients together to evenly distribute, and gently and quickly mix into the eggs and milk mixture.
** There should be lumps. You don't want to over-mix, that is what makes pancakes tough and chewy. If the batter looks too thick, add a little milk.
Drop onto a hot buttered skillet by the 1/4 cup - I do mine in medium - medium/high, but everyone's stove is different. Cook until bubbles form and break then flip, and cook until nicely browned.
Wipe the pan out after each use and add fresh butter every time you pour in new pancakes.

You can fold blueberries or chocolate chips into the batter, or you can press fresh bananas into the pancakes before you flip them - whatever you like. Shane prefers them plain, so do what makes you happy! Enjoy!

9 comments:

Christy Dyer said...

Lauren, you are simply amazing! Not only are you keeping up on your babies (both of them) but you are keeping up on your blog and your recipes! Wow!

Kathy said...

Your amazing! There is no way I'd be making pancakes with a newborn. Maybe I'll try the second time around. :)

G-rant said...

What time on saturday?

Creole Wisdom said...

I love lazy saturdays with good breakfasts. Just so you know, I found you through a link from Kelly McCaleb's blog, and I love your blog! So elegant : ) I lived in Provo for a summer so it's fun to see some of the memories through your experience there : )

-Katie @ Creole Wisdom
www.creolewisdom.com

Meagan said...

Hi,

What a perfect Saturday morning. I found your blog through another blog (of course), but I don't remember which one anymore. Anyways I wanted to say congratulations on your adorable son and new family of three and thanks so much for posting such great recipes!

-Meagan

Stacy said...

okay seriously, at this point i was sitting on the couch, lounging in bed, or sleeping any chance i got. i don't think i cooked for at least a month. you are AMAZING!

Steve and Dayna said...

I LOVE the top picture of Shane and James, and those pancakes look DELISH. yum!

Carrie said...

The first picture brings tears to my eyes. I love to see my tiny babies cuddling with their daddies. It is so sweet and fleeting . . . I can't believe my tiny baby is almost one.

callie & steve said...

i love this post...and randomly, i'm listening to jack's "banana pancakes". too fitting. this really is such a sweet family post. i'm so happy for you lauren!