It was National Pancake Day on Tuesday, and because our family LOVES having breakfast for dinner, we were more than happy to celebrate! I even busted out all the moves by skipping the Bisquik mix and Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup and made the pancakes and buttermilk syrup from scratch. Hey, a national “breakfast for dinner” day is a cause for some serious celebration around here.
For the pancakes, I used the Fluffy Pancakes recipe from Allrecipes.com and quadrupled it so we’d have plenty of leftovers for breakfast the next day (and the next and the next…). By the way, I love how Allrecipes.com makes it easy to scale the recipes on their site. I didn’t have to tax any extra brain cells—always a good thing!
Both pancakes and syrup were a big hit, so I thought I’d share them with you. It may be 363 days until the next National Pancake Day, but it’s only a few hours until dinner time!
3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Combine milk with vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to “sour”.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk egg and butter into “soured” milk. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.
1 1/2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons corn syrup
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
In a saucepan, stir together the sugar, buttermilk, butter, corn syrup, and baking soda.
Bring to a boil, and cook for 7 minutes.
Remove from the heat, and stir in the vanilla. To serve, pour in a fancy glass pitcher (or the closest mason jar you can find).
I am thinking this will make a great holiday gift idea for neighbors this year! Tasty syrup, cute little mason jar…and I become the favorite!