Sunday, January 17, 2010

Who says you can't eat cake for breakfast?

Well, to be honest I am feeling a little baked out. So I took a break from trying to conquer the Haitian Cake recipe and pulled out an oldie but a goodie. The top secret IHOP pancake recipe! As you know I love all kinds of cake... and this is definitely a favorite.

My sister in law Tiffany introduced me to this last year. You see our husbands (who are brothers) suffer from a rare and absurd disorder in which they do not like to eat breakfast. They specifically do not like pancakes. Thanks to her special efforts in searching for a solution they are now reforming their prejudiced ways.

IHOPe you like yummy PanCAKES!
(Recipe adaptation from Top Secret Recipes & my lovely sister in-law Tiffany)

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 heaping teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt

1 egg
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup cooking oil
1/4 tsp vanilla

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

2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and set aside. Combine buttermilk and oil in a small bowl. Beat in egg until mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla and then combine with dry ingredients
in a large bowl just until moist. Batter should be thick and lumpy. (see picture below)

3. Laddle approximately 1/3 cup of the batter into the hot skillet, forming 5-inch circles.

4. When the edges appear to harden, after a minute or two, flip the pancakes. They should be golden brown.

5. Cook pancakes on the other side for same amount of time, until golden brown.

Makes 8 to 10 pancakes.

MMMMMMMMM.... good! Who say's you can't eat CAKE for breakfast?

1 comment:

Amanda said...

ummm... Lani, can I come to your house for breakfast?