Saturday, August 20, 2016

Duane's Fluffy Pancakes

This recipe comes from Penny Reid's book Truth or Beard (Winston Brothers #1)
What's Duane's secret?  He separates the eggs and whips the whites until they're stiff and then folds them into the batter at the end. He's a smart guy.  Actually, all of the Winston brothers are smart.  Their momma raised them that way!

Duane's Fluffy Pancakes

2 cups flour
4 T sugar
3 T baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 eggs, separated
2 1/2 cups buttermilk (I use whole milk)
4 T butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla

In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  In a larger bowl, mix together egg yolks, milk, butter and vanilla until combined.  Using a hand or stand mixer beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.  Mix egg yolk/milk mixture into the dry ingredients until just combined.  Gently fold in egg whites.  Cook well on preheated griddle or cast iron skillet until browned on each side. Serve hot with butter and syrup!

Makes 18-20 pancakes

I make 1.5 of this recipe and it makes about 30 pancakes which fed 8 hungry people!