About a week ago Denton was covered under a whopping 7+ inches of snow. It was record breaking snowfall. It was a Friday morning that everyone was closed until a little later in the day because we are Texans… and are afraid of driving on snow. (And lets face it, its just not safe for anyone when we do decide to drive on snow/ice.) This gave us a great excuse to have a lazy sleep in morning on a Friday. It was magical. It also included yet another pancake recipe. A very light fluffy pancake recipe… and some of those pancakes even had yummy blueberries. Like I said… it was magical.
2 c flour
4 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 c whole milk
4 tbsp cooking oil
5 tbsp butter for the pan
1 c fresh blueberries (optional)
Assemble your ingredients and equipment. Preheat oven to 200. In the mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix with a whisk or mixer attachment. Add the eggs, milk and cooking oil to the dry ingredients. Mix until the ingredients are just combined. It’s OK if the batter is a little lumpy. You don’t want to over mix. Heat your griddle or skillet over medium heat. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter on the griddle. Pour spoonfuls of batter onto the griddle. Try to keep the pancakes between 2 and 3 inches in width and leave at least 1 inch in between. This batter is quite thick, so it won’t spread much once you pour it onto the griddle. Place the blueberries on top of the cooking pancakes and wait for the bubbles. When you see bubbles begin to form on the top of the pancakes, it’s time to flip them. The second side always cooks faster than the first, so they’ll probably only need a minute to finish cooking.
Place the finished pancakes on the oven-safe serving dish. Keep them warm in the oven while you cook the next batch. Repeat the process until the batter is finished (adding the remaining butter to the griddle if necessary) and all the pancakes are cooked. Serve. Top pancakes as desired and dig in. We like a little butter and some maple syrup. Repeat until pancakes are all eaten and bellies are full.