Difficulty Level Easy
When I asked my daughter and her roommate what they liked to make for Mother's Day, they said in unison —pancakes. I threw out some other suggestions, but they were adamant that it had to be pancakes. This recipe is easy enough for little hands to make with a bit of adult supervision. Let the kids measure, pour and mix and then the adult can do the actual cooking.
I just added the wet ingredients to the dry without using an extra bowl to mix them and it was fine. Who needs to wash an extra bowl, because you are going to clean the kitchen after you've cooked, right? No leaving clean-up for Mom.
The trick to making pancakes is patience. I normally am an extremely patient person, but it all flies out the window when I make pancakes. I always try to turn them too soon, often resulting in the first batch going straight into the garbage. The pancakes in the photo look a bit rough for that reason, but the last one that came out of the pan was perfect.
These pancakes were really light and delicious and such an improvement over any pancake mix you can buy. Make sure you treat Mom to some real maple syrup, it makes all the difference. And if you are really nice, you could add some organic bacon to the plate. If you have frozen blueberries, you could toss them in as well. Don't worry if you don't have any cornmeal, you won't miss it.
|1 cup||all purpose flour|
|2 tablespoons||yellow cornmeal|
|2 tablespoons||golden brown sugar|
|1 teaspoon||baking powder|
|1 teaspoon||baking soda|
|1 cup||plain whole-milk yogurt|
|1 ½ tablespoons||unsalted butter, melted|
From Bon Appetit, October 2004