For my American Cookies eating pancakes for dinner is still traumatic experience, but for Poles it’s something quite normal and I believe everybody has their favourite kind. With vanilla spiced cream cheese or strawberry jam or mom’s plum powidła (made from fried plums), some even like it with meat stuffing or mushrooms! But all of us make it from to time for dinner. Last Sunday, Cookies surprised me tremendously by asking if I would make pancakes for dinner – believe me my jaw dropped to the floor and stayed there for at least 15 minutes 0_o. I started thinking hard how to make it so both of us would enjoy it. Lately I found recipe for base american pancakes and decided on the fly to make a polish-american mix of flavours. And now I present my idea for an easy dinner for two 😉
1 cup of all purpose flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp soda
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 tbsp butter or margarine
2 big apples
Melt butter, set aside to cool down. Mix all dry ingredients in one bowl, then liquids in the other with cool butter. Pour liquids to dries and mix thoroughly, if it’s too thick add a tbsp of buttermilk. But thick makes stiffer pancakes, so I leave it for your consideration. Set batter for at least 30 minutes until you see some bubbles. In the meantime shred apples on the biggest edges. Add apples into the batter and stir good. Heat pan and smear it with mix of butter and oil. Fry pancakes one at a time until nicely browned and cooked through.
OMG Cookies did something so grossssss I almost died right there in the kitchen 0_o. He fried the last pancake with huge CLUMP OF BUTTER on top of the pancake!!! YUCK! Though he said what I did with mine was gross as well – I said why? It’s just strawberry jam on top!!
Until next time take care of yourself and each other 0_o
P.S. Cookies thoughts: It wasn’t that HUGE of a CLUMP of BUTTER, she is blind, and a bit exaggerating a little. But I gotta toss this one up, Magda Cooks… it just right, (even if her OPINION is questionable!)