Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

IMG_1130Eric just told me that when he was a kid, he went through a phase where he decided that the best way to dry off after a shower was by shaking himself like a dog. I would pay quite a bit to see scrawny-naked-10-year-old-Eric shaking his booty til he got dry. His parents should have installed a disco ball and strobe lights in the bathroom.

IMG_1147Hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day! There are lots of ways to show love to people, but 9 times out of 10 I choose to show that love through food. That way I get some lovin’ too. Call me selfish. So I got up early and cooked myself some pancakes for Eric and Charlotte. With strawberries and nutella and syrup. I love how we call this an acceptable breakfast.

IMG_1169These are some good, fluffy, buttery, old fashioned pancakes. I like them because not only do they taste amazing, but they are also sturdy. I am the world’s worst pancake-flipper. I always manage to destroy them. And forget about making them into a perfect circle. They always end up looking like boomerangs, and then when I flip them I get batter all over the cooked side. But not THESE pancakes. They are perfectly flippable, even for inept people like myself. They are moist and flavorful, and they puff up a ton, which I love.


Good Old Fashioned Pancakes


Serves 4

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
1 egg
3 tablespoons butter, melted
more butter for frying

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. In a separate bowl beat the milk and the eggs until smooth. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk mixture and melted butter; mix until combined, but don’t overdo it.

Heat a lightly buttered griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Flip when the bubbles on the top start to pop. Brown on both sides and serve hot.





  1. Eric says

    You failed to mention that the reason it came up was because you said you felt like a dog shaking your leg when you get out of the shower.

  2. Laura says

    I mean, no offense to you or Eric, but I think Karen you may be one of the only people who would want to pay money to see Eric shake his nakie bootie. ;)


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