Posts Tagged ‘pancakes’

Cinnamon roll pancakes, need I say more?

March 10, 2013

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So you all know my hubby is always giving hints about recipes he would like me to make. This time around he left the cinnamon roll pancake recipe on my FB wall so how could I resist? Those drool worthy pancakes taunted me everytime I logged in. I have to admit, as far as recipes go, this one was a bit challenging. But it was well worth it in the end. The hardest part was getting the cinnamon roll filling piped into the pancake when it was on the griddle and knowing the right amount. The frosting looked too buttery to me at first but then I saw how it melted over the hot pancakes so it was buttery for a reason. Oh and it made like a million pancakes, so I would halve it unless you have breakfast guests. So if you are tired of your standard Sunday go to recipes, take your pancakes to a whole new level, and forget the syrup!

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
Ingredients:
for the Pancakes:
4 cups all-purpose flour
8 tsps baking powder
2 tsp. salt
4 cups milk
4 tbsps vegetable oil
4 large eggs, lightly beaten

for the Cinnamon Filling
1 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tbsp ground cinnamon

for the Cream Cheese Glaze
1/2 cup butter
4 oz. cream cheese
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:
To make the Cinnamon Filling:
Mix the three ingredients together. Place in a disposable piping bag and snip the end off or put in a Ziploc bag and snip the corner off.

To make the Pancakes:
Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another bowl. Stir them together until everything is moistened leaving a few lumps.

Heat your griddle to exactly 325 degrees. You don’t want these too cook too quickly, and you won’t want your cinnamon to burn.

Make desired size pancake on greased griddle and then using the piping bag and starting at the center of the pancake, create a cinnamon swirl. Wait until the pancake has lots of bubble before you try to turn it. You will find that when you turn it the cinnamon swirl will melt. The cinnamon will melt out and create the craters which the cream cheese glaze will fill.

To make the Cream Cheese Glaze:
In a microwave safe bowl melt the butter and cream cheese and then stir together. Whisk in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Add a little milk if needed to make
it a glaze consistency.

Place pancake on plate, then cover with cream cheese glaze. Forget the syrup, even my kids said no to it, these are sweet enough on their own. Think IHOP Cinnabon Pancakes, but in your own home and wearing your jammies

Perfect Pancakes

January 5, 2013

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I have been searching for the perfect pancake recipe for so long. For years I have made my tattered recipe I saved from Home Ec class as a good standby. But they were missing something. Campy even googled many different versions that we have experimented with over the years. Each time we had a tasty breakfast but something was still missing. Then I found this recipe. OMG! The pancakes were just like you get at a diner, thick, fluffy and delicious! I am not sure what the difference was in the steps or the ingredients but I can finally cross “find a perfect pancake recipe” off my bucket list (it was right under win powerball on my list, hoping that will come next). Maybe it was that the buttermilk was doubled compared to most recipes. Please use real buttermilk, making it at home with vinegar just doesn’t compare for this recipe. Maybe it was the exact combination of baking soda and baking powder, as each recipe I have has these combined in different amounts.

The biggest change I saw was when I put the batter in the pan it kept it’s shape and stayed nice and thick and fluffy, as opposed to my usual recipe where they were very flat. My family asked for seconds and we still had pancakes to spare to nuke for some nice hot school breakfasts. The weekend is the perfect time for a big breakfast for the price of free ninety nine – save the $ and the trip out and make these for you family to turn your kitchen into a truck stop IHOP.

Perfect Pancakes

2 C flour

1/4 C sugar

2 1/4 tsp Baking Powder

1/2 tsp Baking Soda

1/2 tsp salt

2 eggs

2 C of buttermilk

1/4 C of melted butter

Sift dry ingredients together, whisk wet ingredients together, then combine. Heat griddle to 350 or use stove on med heat, use butter to keep cakes from sticking, Flip once they start to bubble, second side doesn’t take as long to cook. Please serve only with real maple syrup 🙂 aka liquid gold

 

Scrumptious Sundays

March 4, 2012


So this weekend I tried out two new recipes, its a day of adventure over here in titillating Lemoore. First we had brunch with some pancakes I saw on The Chew, that were made by Gwenyth Paltrow’s late father and then for dinner I am testing out some new pizza dough. My regular readers know I always use my go to recipe of King Arthur Flour’s Now or Later pizza for my dough but I had torn this new recipe out of La Cucina Italiana magazine and I was dying to try it.

Pizza Margherita is a work of art, seriously it looks like an edible Italian flag! I was so excited to try this authentic Italian recipe. The special 00 flour can be ordered on King Arthur flour’s site for only about $8. I love trying new recipes and learning about cool new ingredients. San Marzano tomatoes are available in most grocery stores now, even our base commissary has them! This pizza dough is a 3-4 day process. I started on Friday. It has to sit in the fridge for a bit so make sure you read ahead to that step, as I was going to make it for Friday’s dinner and got it all ready only to find it had to hang out in my fridge. My mom thinks the dough didn’t look promising (have some faith Mahgie, when does my cooking ever turn out bad?) she likes to stick to the King Arthur version I posted above.

The dough didn’t rise as much as the recipe said it should have, which I think is due to my yeast being not fresh enough and the water and yeast solution not being “creamy” enough as listed in the first step. But the dough was soft and it rolled out fine and I thought it tasted amazing. It totally brought me back to Sicily and it tasted like Authentic Italian pizza. I topped one with the margherita toppings and then I went to town on the other one, using proscioutto, genoa salami, fresh mozzarella, romano, marinated artichoke hearts, mushrooms and a few dots of my homemade pesto in addition to the regular sauce.

The texture of the dough was almost like pita bread or a Boboli pizza but to me it was simply delicious. My kids loved it as it was not as crispy as the usual recipe and it was nice and soft, which they preferred. The four balls of dough made 4 mini pizzas and everyone got to make their own. I will try this recipe again and I will buy a fresh packet of yeast to scoop out of rather than using the jar in my fridge, which says 2013, but if it has sat for a bit it looses its fizz.

As far as the buttermilk pancake recipe, I was really pleased with how they came out. They were super fluffy and the taste was amazing. They are featured in Gwennie’s (I saw that like we are BFFs) cookbook and are a family recipe her dad made for years. I halved the recipe and I still had about about 16 pancakes! I would probably cut the salt a bit next time as they were a bit salty, but not majorly. Also I did not leave the batter to sit overnight, just sat it on the counter for about an hour or two. I think they would be a big crowd pleaser if you want to feed the masses.