Saturday, August 09, 2014

It all comes down to this; a great pancake recipe!

They say you can't take it with you, but I might try.  Just tuck this recipe in with me.  I have created a binder of about 50 of our all time favorite recipes.  Some are covered in finger prints of old episodes into sugar and flour.  Some are spattered with butter.  But all of them are very important keepers!

If we had to grab three things  to take out of our house in a fire,  this would be the list:  1) cat 2) cat 3) recipe for First Connecticut Lake Pancakes.

We have used this recipe for pancakes for 15 years.  We have taken it to the cabin at the lake with us every year so we renamed the recipe. We have made these pancakes dozens of times.

Over the years I have retyped it, illustrated it, and refiled it a dozen times to make sure we don't lose it.  I can't find another one like this in any book or website.  This recipe is elegant in its simplicity.  It is unique.  Here is the reason.  This recipe calls for separating the yolks from the whites of 3 eggs,  mixing the rest of the batter, and THEN folding in the beaten whites of the 3 eggs.  It is an amazing recipe.  The batter is as light as souffle batter.  The pancakes are lighter and fluffier than heaven itself.  I bet.

Have a great day.