Thursday, October 16, 2008


We love pancakes and make many different kinds and use different recipes, here is just one of our favorites!

Zephyr Pancakes from the King Arthur Flour Cookbook, is quite delicious!
The recipe is on page 4 in that book. Where does the word Zephyr come from? The recipe says it comes from the Midwest, what part, as I have not heard of this.

Here is what I did different:
2 cups unbleached flour
2 ½ tablespoons sugar
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
2 tablespoons wheat germ
2 whole eggs
1 ¼ cups heavy cream
1 ¼ cups buttermilk
2 tablespoons oil or melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix together the dry ingredients with a whisk. Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend well, it is ok if there are a few lumps.
Preheat a lightly greased griddle. Pour on the batter with a large spoon, about ¼ cup pancake. Make sure the heat is slightly less than medium, although mine is medium high, (gas stove is much different than electric, make sure you watch and don’t burn the pancakes). The pancakes puff up nicely. When first side is golden brown flip with spatula and heat other side until golden brown. Serve and eat.

My syrup recipe:
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1 teaspoon maple flavoring
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix the 2 sugars, corn syrup and water together. Cook until mixture starts to boil, keep at a low boil for 4 minutes. (* Keep an eye on this as it can boil over the pot fast.)Turn off heat and add the maple flavoring and vanilla. Any leftovers can be kept in refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.

I know you may have wanted a picture, but most pancakes do look alike, so I thought a recipe would be better. Hope you enjoy it.

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