Wednesday, July 14, 2010
A tale of a pancake and a girl named Mimzer.
My parents are out of town and as a result dinner is always random and weird. My little sister, Mimzer Head and her bff, Haley...were kind enough to make dinner for us all last night. What was on the menu you ask? Chocolate chip pancakes. So delicious and wonderful were they that I thought they deserved a blog post. Not only was I relieved to not have to make dinner, I was always very pleased with how my dinner tasted. Good job girls! Now Mimzer is quite a good little cook...but no matter what she makes people always assume I made it and compliment me...honestly, I do feel bad that she tries and succeeds and never gets the credit. So here's to Mimzer, a good cook and a wonderful little sister!!
I suffer from a horrible habit...I like to "tweak" recipes. I mostly do this because I like general ideas and recipes, but adjust them to what I like. Crunchy, chewy, grainy...chocolate. Sometimes this habit serves me well and I create some pretty wicked awesome stuff...other times it is such a curse and I end up with weird concoctions. Anyways, Mimzer is really good at following recipes to the letter, and as a result she made these wonderful pancakes. Now mind you, if you like plain white super fluffy pancakes...this is your recipe! I like lots of grains in my pancakes so I always have a crunchier more wheaty pancake...but these are pretty awesome pancakes!!!
From the Good Housekeeping Cookbook
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs, separated...whites in one bowl, yolks in another
2 cups buttermilk
2 TBS melted butter
In small bowl sift flour, soda, and salt-set aside. In medium bowl beat egg whites with mixer until soft peaks are formed. Set aside. In separate bowl beat egg yolks and buttermilk until blended. Add flour mix to yolks/buttermilk bowl and stir until smooth. Add melted butter and mix until smooth. Then fold in the egg whites with a spatula until just combined. To make them chocolate chip, spoon batter onto hot griddle and then sprinkle a few chips onto each pancake.