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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Happy National Pancake Day

OH happy day, It's National Pancake Day. Best day evvveerrrr. Well, I'm sure we can think of other good days, but it's a good day to post Mom's recipe for Pannenkoek (Dutch Pancakes). I guess they're more like crepes. Though I do love a good crepe there's just something about Mom getting up early in the morning, donning her apron, and waking us up with the smell of sugar, vanilla, and melting butter wafting through the morning air. Great memories. 



1 C. Flour
2 Eggs
1 Tbsp. Vanilla
1¼ C. Milk
Pinch of salt
Butter for frying


Mix ingredients, except butter, in large bowl. Batter will be thin. Melt a little bit of butter in medium non-stick frying pan. Take one scoop (medium to large soup ladle) of pancake batter and pour in middle of frying pan. The batter should cover pan. Turn over when it bubbles and bottom of crepe is slightly golden. Done! Serve with sugar, cinnamon mixture.

Other topping options: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries etc. Or try a drizzle of chocolate syrup, or your favorite jam. The possibilities are deliciously endless. 

Here's a bonus recipe ...

Pikelets aka Australian Pancakes

1 C. Self-rising flour
Pinch of salt
¼ tsp. bi-carb soda
½ C. Soured milk
3 Tbsp. Sugar
1 Egg
2 tsp. melted butter


Sift dry ingredients into a bowl; add sugar. Mix to a smooth batter with beaten egg, milk and butter. Heat and and grease a frying pan; drop heaped tablespoon of batter onto pan. Cook until bubbly on top and light brown underneath. Turn and cook other side. Serve cold with butter or jam and whipped cream.

To make sour milk, add one teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice to half a cup of fresh milk (sounds yummy, lol).

ps: Pikelets are usually smaller than the normal pancake. 

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  1. Thank you. Yes, these do look more like crepes, but look and sound yummy! We have breakfast for dinner sometimes. :-)