Sunday, December 12, 2010

Pancakes flaky and fluffy and curled

Adjusting from a family that just doesn't 'drink' milk, to accommodating an actually allergy to all dairy has been far easier than I originally anticipated. Our only major hiccup has been with cheese, I have yet to find a cheese alternative that is yummy and melty the way dairy cheeses are. But we're experimenting, every recipe is a new adventure; adjusting for what will or will not work. I am developing an eye for what will set up well and what won't, and sometimes I am surprised, pleasantly or not, by the outcome ;p

Pancake Poem

Shel Silverstein
Who wants a pancake,
Sweet and piping hot?
Good little Grace looks up and says,
"I'll take the one on top."
Who else wants a pancake,
Fresh off the griddle?
Terrible Teresa smiles and says,
"I'll take the one in the middle."

This morning Tasha wanted pancakes, and all of the mixes we have around the house contain dry milk, so I explored The Google, and found a recipe that would work with dietary restrictions and our lack of eggs. The result was that we made totally vegan pancakes, and they were surprisingly light and fluffy and way delicious! Tasha made dozens of silver dollar sized pancakes, I wish I would have taken a photograph, they were adorable. This Recipe is great for Vegans, or just for when you're out of eggs, as we were this morning ;p

Totally Vegan Pancakes


    * 1 cup flour
    * 1 tablespoon sugar
    * 2 tablespoons baking powder
    * 1/8 teaspoon salt
    * 1 cup Almond or Soy Milk
   * 2 tablespoons light olive or vegetable oil


   1. Set out all your ingredients.
   2. Set a stove element with a pan to medium heat.
   3. Combine the 4 dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder -- two Tablespoons, not two Teaspoons as some have suggested, salt) in a bowl.
   4. Add the milk and vegetable oil to your mixture.
   5. Mix until smooth.
   6. Now the pan should be ready for your batter, so spoon one pancakes' worth of the mixture into the pan.
   7. Flip [carefully] when you see bubbles in the middle of the pancake, or if the edges are looking stiffened.
   8. Lather, Rinse, Repeat, until batter is gone.



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