You have to know that I feed an army, so yes, we make and eat this whole recipe.
You also have to know I am obsessed with modifying recipes. I can't look at a recipe without seeing how I'll change it or add to it. So here's the plan: read the recipe and tell us how your family likes to get creative with pancakes!
Pancakes or Waffles -- from the King Aurthur Flour Cookbook
4 cups flour
4 Tbs sugar
1 Tbs baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
4 cups buttermilk, yogurt or sour milk
1/2 c melted butter
- if you want smooth, fluffy, diner-style pancakes, use all white flour
- if you like crunchy, hippy pancakes like I do, use 2 cups white, 1 cup wheat, 1 cup oats. you could also add in some flax or other seeds for nutty, hippy goodness.
- if you want really airy, puffy pancakes no matter what, separate the eggs, whip the whites and loosely fold them in as the last ingredient
- who has buttermilk on hand? I always do 2 cups plain yogurt and 2 cups sour milk (2 cups minus about 2 Tbs milk, then fill that 2 Tbs with lemon juice to make 2 cups. Let sit for 5-15 minutes to get lumpy and "sour")
- for that matter, lemon zest is always a bonus special feature treat secret goodness
- for that matter, orange liqueur is always a bonus special feature treat secret goodness
- my favorite add-in: grated zucchini. I have never had a single vegetable-related complaint about this, and the moisture in the zuch makes up for the dryness that wheat flour adds
- chocolate chips make any pancake better
- bananas and other fruit (hello mango!)
- ...what else? Who knows a good substitute for sugar (proportions included)?