Sunday, July 15, 2012

A quick pancake mix recipe

A friend of mine asked me for a recommendation for a pancake mix. I don't buy pancake mix because it is truly one of those insanely easy things to do that once you know how to do it, you wonder why the heck you ever bought the stuff in a box full of mystery ingredients.

The pancake mix also makes a nice gift. Last Christmas, I made up a batch of the pancake mix, put it in nice bags with instructions, and gave them to some friends and family with a jar of apple cider syrup and some candied walnuts. They were a big hit!

This recipe comes from Keith Snow's Harvest Eating Cookbook, which has lots of great do-it yourself recipes, including creme fraiche, pasta, sausage, and much more. I also recommend checking out his website, which has tons of recipes, blog posts, and other information about eating seasonally.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rye flour
  • 1 cup corn meal
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
Instructions


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a container and shake it thoroughly. 
  2. To make the pancakes, combine 1 cup pancake mix with 1 1/2 cups milk and 1 egg. (Label your box of mix with these instructions so that you don't have to look it up every time you want to make pancakes.) Pour about 1/4 cup dollops into a hot, buttered pan or griddle and cook them on both sides until they are golden brown.
More suggestions
  • Double or even quadruple the pancake mix and store it in the freezer for whenever you want to make pancakes.
  • Play with the combinations of flours. I like to use oat flour in place of the rye, but there are lots of different flours available. Try them out! 
  • When you make the pancakes, add some some fruit or nuts to the batter. 

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