Monday, June 11, 2012

Flipping pancakes-summer fun!

(She likes a little maple syrup with sprinkles of powdered sugar)
Summer time is all about time for me.  Oh, don't get me wrong-I'm still beyond busy but I take time to do things like make pancakes and waffles for my children because I'm not rushing off to work.  They sleep in a bit more also so I can get up do a little writing, then make something fun for breakfast.

I made these pancakes just the other day and still have a small stack of leftovers in the fridge for random snacks.  Leftovers~what a great idea!

(adapted from)The Vegetarian Epicure 
by Anna Thomas (she wrote this book while still in college!)
Vintage Books/Random House

Simple Breakfast Pancakes (186)
serves 3-4 pancake eaters

1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups unbleached white/wheat flour mix
1 T. turbinado sugar
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 T. baking powder
3 eggs, separated
2 cups milk
1/4 cup melted butter

Sift the dry into a mixing bowl.  Beat the egg yolks with the milk and melted butter, and stir into the flour mix.  Beat the egg whites until they are fluffy, but not dry, and fold them into the batter. Heat a large skillet or griddle and oil it lightly.  Drop pancake batter on by large spoonfuls and brown nicely on both sides.  Serve immediately with butter, syrup, honey, yogurt, jam, applesauce, or fresh fruit.
 "Fresh fruit and yogurt are especially recommended for a festive and satisfying breakfast."-those vegetarians-always ahead of their time!!

What do you take extra time for in the summer? 

He looks like he should eat 20 pancakes...
 love that he is reading while eating.

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