Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pancakes perfected

Okay it shouldn't take 20 years to find a pancake recipe that can compete with going out to eat, but that is how long it took me. My husband loves pancakes and so I like to cook them for him, but he always complained that they were never as good as the ones at McDonald's or at IHOP. So recently I found a copycat on the web for the IHOP pancakes and I decided to try it.

Finally, the whole family says they had the best pancakes ever at home. I wanted to share it with you.

(copycat recipe)

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder (heaping)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup cooking oil

Preheat a skillet over medium heat. Use a pan with a nonstick surface or apply a little nonstick spray.

In a blender or with a mixer, combine all the ingredients until smooth.

Pour the batter by spoonfuls into the hot pan, forming 5-inch circles. When the edges appear to harden, flip the pancakes. They should be light brown. Cook on the other side for same amount of time, until light brown.

Makes 8 to 10 pancakes
Source: Vicki Oseland,

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