PANCAKES WITH VARIATIONS
Makes: about 12 medium
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4 cups milk
3 tablespoons melted butter
Combine dry ingredients in a mixing
bowl. Whip in eggs and milk. Mix in melted butter. Allow batter to rest at room
temperature for 15 to 20 minutes.
Cook pancakes on a hot greased griddle or
a large non-stick frying pan.
It is time to flip pancake when the batter
surface is covered with little breaking bubbles. Serve with real amber maple
Sprinkle blueberries over the
batter immediately after pouring it on the griddle or pan.
Sautéed pears or apples:
Peel, core and thinly slice
2pears or 2 apples. Melt 1 tablespoon unsalted butter in a medium skillet over
medium heat. Add fruit, and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar. Sauté
until fruit is soft, about 6 to 8 minutes. If using apples, sprinkle with
cinnamon. The fruit may be mixed in the pancake batter or serve warm as
Other fruit can be added to batter immediately after it poured
on the griddle: wild strawberries, raspberries, sliced bananas, toasted nuts,
granola or raisins plumped in fruit juice.
- cranberries: Place 1 cup whole cranberries and 1 cup maple syrup
in a medium saucepan. Simmer for 8 to 10 minutes to allow cranberries to pop.
.- honey and spice: Warm 1 cup honey, 4 star anise,
and 4 cinnamon sticks in small saucepan over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes.
Use warm over pancakes. The mixture keeps up to a week in an airtight