Here's the dilemma I face at least 3 mornings a week. I go to make breakfast for my picky two-year-old, and she requests pancakes. Hmm... most people have Bisquick in the pantry. For some reason, I never do. I think it has something to do with the fact that I can never find it at the store. Lazy... do we need to discuss this personality trait of mine again?? Back to the story. I never have it, and my daughter LOVES pancakes. She likes about 3 breakfast foods, and 2 of them involve a sugary liquid topping. I've made pancake mix from scratch, but it always takes longer then I'd like to spend mixing/concocting, while my brain is still waking up.
So the other morning, I decided to make pancakes. I used the recipe that Shauna had posted here. These pancakes are so good! Perfectly fluffy and moist. After making about 6 pancakes, I realized I had a ton of batter left, a two-year-old that had lost interest in her breakfast, and no desire to make any more. At about this point, I remembered a pin on Pinterest. So I grabbed a Winton frosting bag (found at any store with a cake/cookie decorating section. I've also bought them at Wal Mart), and these handy-dandy bag clips (Ikea- love them!), filled it up, and stuck it in the freezer. That was about a week ago.
|Horrible picture, but a GREAT idea!|
Back to how amazing these pancakes are... They're so good! My only irritation with the recipe, is that it calls for buttermilk, which I never have in my fridge. But after I found this recipe for buttermilk substitute, I may never buy it again. Here it is:
Add 1 T. lemon juice or vinegar to a 1 cup measuring cup. Fill to cup line with milk. Let stand for 5 minutes. Done.
This recipe calls for two cups of buttermilk, so I just added 2 tablespoons of lemon juice (out of vinegar) to a 2 cup measuring cup, and filled the rest with milk. I'm sure buttermilk tastes better, but this worked great for me.
|My patriotic cuties.|
I have lots of projects to share, so I'll be back again soon. Hope everyone has a great week!