October 18, 2008

Trekker for Foodies: Homemade Pancakes & Norris' Syrup

Amy’s Homemade Pancakes
My children love pancakes. This is a fast, easy recipe for homemade pancakes. The hardest part is getting the pan or griddle to the correct temperature. I cook up the entire batch and freeze the leftovers. My little ones like to help me mix the batter together. Enjoy!

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 egg
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
Milk (enough to make the batter easy to pour)
2 teaspoons vanilla or vanilla nut butter (can use almond extract also)

(optional ingredients: blueberries, mini chocolate chips, be creative and enjoy.)

Mix dry ingredients into large bowl. Add egg, melted butter, and milk. Mix thoroughly with a spoon. It may be a bit lumpy but that’s normal. Add vanilla.

Heat skillet or griddle on medium high. Pour batter by ladle onto skillet or griddle. The size of the pancakes depends upon how much batter used. For little ones make little pancakes the size of a silver dollar. For adults can make larger pancakes. Turn pancakes when they start to bubble up. Heat on other side for a bit longer.

Take pancakes out of pan and spread butter on them. Serve with your favorite syrup (Mine is Norris’ Moon Shine Syrup, made right here in North Louisiana; my husband enjoys Norris’ Best Syrup it has a stronger taste). These are also good with your favorite breakfast food of sausage, bacon, eggs, ham, grits, etc.

Product information: Norris Syrup Mill, LLC, P.O. Box 2696, 227 Laird St., West Monroe, LA 71294-2696 Contact: Pat Norris or Steven Norris at 318-396-8355 or email: syrupco@jam.rr.com Products: Cane syrup and syrup products

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