2.04.2010

Sourdough Pancakes

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You might have noticed by now that I'm not into baking, or making breakfasts. But I do like to eat baked good, and breakfasts. And my husband is so good at making breakfast that I really just don't want to rob him of the satisfaction of cooking in the mornings, while I slumber and curse him for making too much noise in the kitchen.

Last Sunday the husband made me sourdough pancakes from The Pioneer Woman Cooks. My friend got me this book for Christmas. And I'm not exactly sure why. We had conversations about this cookbook previously, but we both seemed to agree the recipes lacked a certain something. In my friend's words, her food is for white people. But then comes Christmas, and I end up unwrapping the book. My theory is that my friend cannot seem to stay away from the popular. Amazon lists really impress her, along with NY Times articles. And I do recall her chatting away about how the book was number one on Amazon.

So I sat down and looked through the cookbook. There's a couple of things that jumped at me, and the pancake recipe was one of them. I grew up with savory pancakes, which we actually ate with sour cream on top of them. That's definitely a Russian thing. They try to sneak sour cream into everything. And pancakes that are too sweet just don't appeal to me. But these were near perfect. The texture was nice, the sour cream flavor was subtle, and the sweetness just right.

Now, I did not make this recipe, and I didn't necessarily want to type up pages of her step by step instructions, so here's the just. Enjoy.

Edna Mae’s Sour Cream Pancakes
1 cup sour cream
7 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/ 2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Butter
Maple syrup

1) Warm up your pan at a medium heat.

2) In a bowl combine sour cream with sifted dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda, & salt).
3) In separate bowl, whisk the eggs and vanilla together
4) Pour egg mixture into sour cream/flour mixture. Stir gently until all ingredients are mixed well.

5) Melt about a tablespoon of butter in your pan. Using a ladle pour about 1/4 cup of pancake batter onto the pan, making about a 4 inch in diameter pancake.

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