Saturday, December 03, 2005

Happy Birthday, Scott!

Check out the puckered pages. Can you tell how much we love this recipe?? Scott's favorite breakfast is (are??) pancakes, so we celebrated his way. Before we got our own copy of the New York Times Cookbook, Scott would call his mom, Gail, for the recipe--they're that good. Even though she loved reciting the steps over the phone every month, she bought us our very own copy of the cookbook. Nothing crazy, but simply good. My shorthand of the recipe follows, or click on the photo for a very literal representation.

Basic Pancakes
(Makes about 1 dozen--5 inch--pancakes. Enough for 2 hungry people.)

1 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg
1/2 to 3/4 c. milk
2 tbsp. butter, melted and slightly cooled

1. Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
2. Beat the egg, milk and butter (in another bowl) until blended
3. Pour milk mixture into dry ingredients and stir only enough to moisten the dry ingredients. Do not beat or the pancakes will be tough.
4. Heat and lightly grease griddle/pan. Pour your pancakes into the pan (the NYTCB recommends dropping 1/4 cup of mixture from the tip of a spoon), and cook until the entire surface of the pancake is dotted with holes. Turn over and cook the other side til light brown.


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