A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg. (see end of post).
Snow came softly again in the night, covering up that glimpse of Spring. James was delighted and rushed out to play.
Fortified by their breakfast of pancakes, Kenneth and Louise followed him out to play. A good 3 inches had fallen, but apparently it was the wrong sort of snow for a snowman! What do I know?
Ramblings through Wonderland. And I know her in real life too :)
And then a lovely meal at the end of the day. Kenneth heads back to Edinburgh tomorrow - the holidays are really over now.
Just another Saturday, but what a special one it was.
Light as a feather pancakes. (makes - ooh - enough to make you just be able to manage one more)
2 cups self raising flour*
4 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1.5 cups milk
0.5 cup plain yogurt
2 large eggs (separated)
2 oz unsalted butter
Mix dry ingredients
Mix milk and yogurt in separate bowl or jug - add egg whites and whisk until a bit frothy.
Melt the butter and let it cool slightly,then beat in the egg yolks.
Whisk the egg yolk/ butter mixture to the milk/egg white jug.
Add the whole egg/milk mix to the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined.
That is your pancake batter - ready to cook in your usual style.
I used a quarter cup to measure my batter into the pan.
It seems the trick here, as Molly Wizenberg says, is the mixing of the egg yolks into the melted butter. Try it and see what you think.
* Self -raising flour. I am not sure if American readers use good old SR flour, so you would need to add a raising agent of some sort to your all purpose flour.
The original recipe in the book is for buckwheat pancakes, and the quantities are
1 1/3 cups all purpose
2/3 buckwheat flour
1 teasp baking powder
1/4 teasp baking soda
Actually I have doubled the recipe here, as the original made 8-10 pancakes. I would imagine you could use any sort of flour you happen to have about you. If you try them, do let me know what you think. i would highly reccommend the book too. Full of charming wee foody reminiscences of the author's life. Perfect for dipping into between pancakes. .