Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pancake Mix

(photo courtesy of photobucket)

I love that this makes a large amount of the dry mix so that making homemade pancakes is just as simple and quick as using Bisquick, but I know what all the ingredients are in the mix.

To make the mix:
10 cups flour
2½ cups instant dry milk
½ cup sugar
¼ cup baking powder
2 T salt

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir together to blend well.  Store in airtight container.  Use within 6-8 months.  Makes about 13 cups of pancake mix.  (I store it in two half gallon Mason jars)

Perfect Pancakes
1½ cups pancake mix
1 egg lightly beaten
1 cup water
3 T oil

Put mix in a medium bowl.  Combine egg, water and oil in a small bowl.  Add egg mix to dry mix.  (Add more water for thinner pancakes - I do NOT do this!).  Blend until just moistened (there will still be lumps and that's okay - they cook out somehow -- AND, you don't want to beat it smooth or else they won't fluff up properly).  Let stand 5 minutes, then cook.  Makes 10-12 pancakes about 4" in size.  *Use ¼ cup measuring cup*

I have no idea how this works out, but if I make pancakes for the boys' breakfast on school mornings, I make a single batch and always get 11 pancakes.  If I'm making them for the family for a Saturday morning breakfast or for a dinner, I double the recipe and always get 24 pancakes....weird, huh?! 

And, if there are leftovers, the boys, hubs included, enjoy PB&J sandwiches on the pancakes.  I've even sent them in the boys' lunches.  They think they are getting a treat when I do that....Shhhh, I'm being resourceful when I have no bread!

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