Monday, March 7, 2011
Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, whatever you call it, it's the one day of the year when everyone eats pancakes.
This recipe comes from my Grandmother. We always referred to her as "Nannie" so thus the name Nannie's Pancakes.
These pancakes are thick and almost meaty in texture and will definitely fill you up. They are very tasty and the ingredients are something that everyone has at home, so there is no need to ever buy pre-made pancake mix again.
2 cups Flour
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Cream of Tartar (leave it out if you don't have it)
1 Cup Milk
1 Tsp Vanilla
2 Tbsp of oil (vegetable or canola)
You'll need 2 bowls. In the first, mix together all your dry ingredients with a whisk. After that, whisk together all your wet ingredients in the other bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix using a wooden spoon or spatula. Mix it well, but do not beat it.
Fry them in a large pan with a good quantity of oil.
If you find that these pancakes are too thick and you want the batter a little thinner, add some more milk, a little bit at a time, until you reach your desired consistency.