Lightning strike in slow motion.
Monday morning moment of zen.
"Laissez les bons temps rouler!"
Happy Fat Tuesday! - "Fat Tuesday," has grown in popularity in recent years as a raucous, sometimes hedonistic event. But its roots lie in the Christian calendar, as the "last hurrah" before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.
Laissez les bons temps rouler
Chibi Yami, please get out of the cake.
I don’t celebrate Mardi Gras, a/k/a Fat Tuesday a/k/a Pancake Day.
But I DO celebrate pancakes, one of my favorite foods of all time.
Just like my Dad used to make.
Whatever you celebrate, if you love pancakes, they don’t get better than these:
3 tablespoons butter
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
3 cups buttermilk
butter for frying the pancakes
Melt the 3 tablespoons butter and set aside to cool. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a bowl. In a second bowl mix the egg, buttermilk and melted, cooled butter. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ones and mix to blend them but do not beat vigorously. Preheat a griddle or large saute pan over medium heat. Lightly butter the pan before cooking the pancakes. When the pan butter has melted and looks foamy, slowly pour about 2 tablespoons batter (for small pancakes) or more (for larger pancakes), leaving space between each pancake. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until bottom is lightly browned and bubbles form on the top. Flip the pancakes with a rigid spatula and cook for a minute or until the second side is lightly browned. Makes 6-8 servings