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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thursday Recipe - Man Cakes

Manly enough for a man to make, but tasty enough for a king to eat.

Okay, forget that. Too many bad jokes trying to co-exist in that sentence. I realized I haven't posted a basic pancake recipe. They are really easy to make and tasty. Make a good basic pancake and you can get as wild and crazy with the toppings as you want. Pudding, jam, syrup, fruit, yogurt, ice cream, or maybe chicken gravy.

Man Cakes

1 c. white flour
1 c. whole wheat flour
2 T. sugar
1 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1 egg
1 c. milk or milk substitute
2 T. melted butter

Mix dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Crack egg into a small bowl. Add milk and butter and beat together. Stir egg mixture into dry ingredients, be careful to only stir until mixed. You want a few lumps.

Heat 1 t. oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Pour batter into the pan about 1/4 c. at a time. Cook until bubbles form on the top of the pancake and only half of them break and the edges of the cake are just starting to brown. Flip carefully. Cook for another minute or two until the cake is done all the way through.

Repeat cooking process until all of the batter is cooked.

Serve with your favorite toppings. Serves 3-6 depending on how hungry they are.

If you like your pancakes thicker, just add less milk. If you like them thinner, add more. This isn't science; it's cooking! Experiment a little.

You can make these with all white flour or all whole wheat flour. The half-and-half I use keeps them light and fluffy while still giving the fiber and healthiness of the whole wheat.