Weekends at our home usually include pancakes. Everybody knows this, even the little guys. They seem to know the steps to the pancake-making dance and wait as close to my legs as I’ll allow just to remind me that they are here, and how much they love pancakes!
Before starting the pancake dance today I chopped up some nice bacon ends to fry. This got me to thinking…bacon is amazing. The last few years we’ve seen it pop up in milkshakes, cocktails,candy and brownnies, among other things. Why not bacon pancakes? It’s a natural! First I fried up the bacon…
.(see the official batter recipe below)…
Then I sprinkled a little chopped bacon on top….
Present my new creation to the kids and……no takers! Nobody wanted to be the first to sample these. Well, almost nobody!
These sweet guys gave it two big thumbs (Paws? Phalanges?) up. They ate those pancakes in about two seconds flat. They always love pancakes, but this time I think the little guy actually smiled. Can you see it?
Then Grumpy returned home from his morning adventures. I offered him some bacon pancakes. He loooked sceptical. I then assured him that they had recieved, not one but, two votes of approval! He realized his caution was unfounded and saddled up to a big plate of pancakes. The verdit is…3 thumbs (paws…phalanges..whatever) up!
The Pancake Dance
First, put 3 Tablespoons of salted butter in a glass measuring cup. Microwave (covered) until just melted.
While this is melting, dance off to the pantry and grab a big bowl into which you put 1 cup of all purpose flour, 1/8 cup of sugar and 1 tsp baking powder. Give it a quick stir with the whisk or fork.
Now remove butter from microwave, add enough milk to equal 1 cup. Break 1 egg and add to the butter/milk mix. Stir it up briefly, then add to the dry ingredients. Whisk just until mixed. Cook in the usual fashion.
That’s it! Luscious batter in one quick (<2 minutes) dance. It helps to have some lively music on the radio, but even if you stumble out of bed with the queen-bee of all hangovers, you can get this batter into a hot pan in under 3 minutes. Not that I’d know.