Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Fat Pancake Tuesday
Happy Mardi Gras! To celebrate Fat Tuesday, or Pancake Tuesday, we had pancakes for dinner tonight. Not that there's ever a wrong time for pancakes, really. I made a variation on the Barefoot Contessa's banana sour cream pancakes, and everyone--including the cat--loved them. Kt's Pancakes 1 1/2 c flour 3 Tbs sugar 2 tsp baking poswer 1 1/2 tsp salt 3.5 oz Greek yogurt (1/2 of a small container) 3/4 c milk (plus extra to thin) 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp lemon zest 2 Tbs butter, melted extra butter for the pan fruit, maple syrup, toasted nuts, and butter for toppings. 1. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. 2. In another bowl, mix together the yogurt, 3/4 c milk, eggs, vanilla, lemon zest, and melted butter. 3. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Add more milk if it seems too thick--it should be thick but pourable . Let rest for 10 min. 4. Melt some of the butter in skillet over medium heat. When the butter bubbles, scoop the batter in using a 1/4 c measure into the skillet. Cook til bubbles begin to form on the tops of the pancakes, and then flip, cooking til the underside is browned. Continue cooking the rest of the batter, keeping the already cooked pancakes warm in a low oven until you are done. Serve with sliced fruit, toasted nuts, butter, and warm maple syrup.