Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pancakes and Biscuits

I'm always looking for new ways of doing things to make my life easier.  Breakfast is one of the meals that doesn't always work out too well.  My mornings are very hectic anyway without throwing breakfast in there.  Three of my children have to be out of the house by 8:00 and my oldest starts homeschooling at 8:15, so today, I decided to make up a batch of pancakes mid-morning and freeze them.  The recipe I used made 26 today (it varies) and so I'll get 2 - 3 pancake mornings out of it.   The pancakes work out really well frozen because I've always frozen my leftovers. 

Here's the recipe.  I've altered it a bit but originally got this from The Happy Houswife.

2 cups unbleached flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 egg
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 1/2 cups milk
3 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons sugar (or you can substitute honey for the sugar)

Mix the dry ingredients well.  Add all other ingredients and cook on a hot griddle (350 degrees) until bubbles pop, then turn over for another minute or so.    If you use all whole wheat flour, they tend to burn quickly so watch them closely.

The next thing I plan to make up in advance and freeze is bisquits!  My husband and I have always had this standing joke about not being able to make biscuits.  But I recently found a recipe that both of us have been successful at!  So, I quit buying store bought biscuits and have been making my own ever since.  If you want to see the recipe, visit http://happytobeathome.net/day-2-in-paulettes-kitchen-2/    Instead of dropping them by the spoonfuls on the cookie sheet , I tend to roll them in my hand.  It just makes them look smoother.  One recipe makes 6 large biscuits so I always double it. 

Bon appetit!

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