Monday, June 27, 2011

Sour Cream Pancakes (& A Little July 4th Fun)

I've shared this pancake recipe with a couple friends, and they have never used another pancake recipe since.  I intended to post it a couple weeks ago, but didn't get to it.  God must have had a plan because this week I came across a cute recipe for the 4th of July -- Red, White & Blue pancakes!

The blogger suggests using red food coloring rather than the Red Velvet pancake recipe listed below because it's basically a cake recipe.  I'd suggest blueberry pancakes for the blue rather than finding blueberry syrup (although its a favorite of mine when we go to a breakfast place like IHOP).  Without further ado . . .

Sour Cream Pancakes

2 c all-purpose flour
1/4 c sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 1/2 c milk
1 c (8 oz) sour cream
1/3 c butter, melted
1 c fresh or frozen blueberries

1.  Combine first four pancake ingredients in a bowl.  In another bowl, beat the eggs.  Add milk, sour cream and butter; mix well.  Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.  Fold in the blueberries.

2.  Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased, hot griddle; turn when bubbles formon top of pancakes.  Cook until the second side is golden brown.

Yield:  about 20 pancakes

Red Velvet Pancakes

1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 large egg
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup sour cream
1/8 tsp red gel food coloring
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Combine all dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, cocoa powder) in large bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, sour cream, food coloring, and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to dry, and mix until just combined.

Pour about 1/3 cup onto med. high griddle and lightly brown on both sides.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Easy Cheese Garlic Biscuits

Don't think I've added this recipe.  It's a quick recipe and something you might have all the ingredients laying around to make at the last minute.  (For those of you that have been to the well-known seafood restaurant, these are very similar and will usually ease your cravings!)

Easy Cheese Garlic Biscuits

2 cups Bisquick Original baking mix
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 ounces)
1/4 cup margarine or butter, melted
1/4 tsp + garlic powder

1.  Heat oven to 450 degrees F.  Stir baking mix, milk and cheese (and I've started adding approx 1/4 tsp garlic powder to mix) until soft dough forms; beat vigorously 30 strokes.

2.  Drop dough by 10 to 12 spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.

3.  Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.  Mix margarine and garlic powder; brush on warm biscuits before removing from cookie sheet.  Serve warm.

Yield: 10-12 biscuits