Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Pancakes with Bananas Foster

Back in the Groove

A nice little quickie (that sounded awkward) post to make up for my lack of new material during finals week.  

I think I've mentioned before, but there's a list of things that I totally suck ass at making, including
  • steamed rice (and I'm asian too)
  • cornbread
  • red velvet cake 
  • risotto
  • pancakes
A very oddly specific list, but just things that I've never been able to conquer in the kitchen.  My attempts at pancakes usually end up as dry, tasteless, and dense pucks of bready dough, so I was quite happy to find out these were actually light and fluffy.  



just a little syrup

okay, maybe a lot of syrup

Pancakes w/ Bananas Foster


SERVES 4


pancake batter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted, plus extra

Combine milk with vinegar in a medium bowl and let sit for 5 minutes to let "sour".  Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk egg and butter into "soured" milk. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone.  Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.  Serve with bananas foster and a drizzle of pure maple syrup.

bananas foster 


3 tablespoons of butter
4-5 tablespoons of brown sugar
a pinch of salt
2 bananas, sliced
dash of cinnamon
a splash or two of rum
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla

In a saute pan on medium high heat melt the butter and brown sugar together until bubbly.  Add the bananas and saute until the bananas soften.  Add the cinnamon and rum and cook for a couple minutes more.  Finish with the vanilla.  Serve warm.

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