Saturday, November 26, 2011
I’ve just realized that I’m about a month late in posting recipes here. I wish I had a really good excuse, but I don’t, so I’ll just try to do some catching up. I’m sure you’ll forgive me, though, once you taste these heavenly hots, the lightest, littlest and most delicious pancake to grace my plate in quite a while. They were the best thing ever, really, and didn’t even need syrup. They are made with very little flour, with a very high ratio of eggs-to-batter, and what makes them special is the sour cream they contain. I didn’t actually get the chance to try the recipe with tofu sour cream or strained lactose-free yogurt, because I ended up making them when the Engineer had left about 1 cup of regular sour cream in the fridge after making his weekly recipe (it’s cakes, now). I took some Lactaid for this, but I think they would work with tofu sour cream and a splash of lemon juice to compensate for the acidity. I made a half batch, so about 16 pancakes, and that served both of us for breakfast without any leftovers. However, be warned that these are so good, and so light, that had I made the full recipe, it still would have served both of us without any leftovers!
¼ cup all-purpose flour
3 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp baking soda
2 cups sour cream (or equivalent)
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
½ tsp vanilla
3 Tbsp unsalted butter, margarine or oil
Combine flour, sugar, cornstarch, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl.
Whisk sour cream, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl until smooth. Gently fold flour mixture into sour cream mixture until incorporated.
Heat 2 tsp butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat until butter begins to sizzle. Place five 1Tbsp-scoops of batter in pan, cover, and cook until tops appear dry and bottoms are golden brown, 1 ½ to 2 minutes. Gently flip pancakes and cook, uncovered, until golden brown, about 30 seconds. Keep warm in a 200 °F oven while repeating with remaining batter, using butter as needed. Serve plain, or with your choice of fruit, confectioners’ sugar or syrup.