Friday, January 16, 2009

Day 2 - Pancakes for dinner

I'm afraid to admit this but when things get busy at supper time, we will have eggs for dinner or even - gasp! - (it's true) - pancakes. Courtney loves them and it's been years now since I've been making this mix that I don't think I really like any other pancake mix. It's that good.

When I was an undergrad and renting a basement room, a lady introduced me to this pre-mixed pancake mix. I went searching for it years later. While in Calgary, another friend decided to get into batch cooking and I discovered this cookbook. It's called, More-with-Less Cookbook by Doris Janzen Longacre. The jist of it is " suggestions by Mennonites on how to eat better and consume less of the world's limited food resources". I've slowly tried recipes here and there, but the one I always do is the Pancake Mix. Here is is:

2lbs mix. Combine in a large bowl and mix well and store in airtight container on cupboard shelf.
6c flour
1T. salt
6T baking powder
6T sugar
2c. powered milk.

To use: combine in a bowl:
1 egg ( beat with fork), 1c. water, 2T melted fat or oil, 1 and 1/2 c pancake mix.
If it's a bit thick, add a bit more water. I found in Calgary, no extra water needed, but here in Oakville, I add a touch more.
Fry on hot ungreased griddle.

Easy and Yummy! Sure to please the fussiest eater and quick when you are tired and wish that it could just be the weekend.

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