***Note- I made myself pancakes this morning but they weren't these ones. I made these ones a few months ago but they were SO GOOD I had to share:)***
While in Kansas City over break Dave's mom took us out to explore some shops, including the most adorable little bookstore called Reading Reptile. As soon as you walk in it is like a wonderland of children's stories exploded everywhere. There are paper mache sculptures of children's books filling the shop and tons of imaginative displays and knick knacks for kids to look at. If you are ever in the Kansas City area this is definitely a place to stop, even if you don't have little ones! While in the store I spotted this adorable and informative cookbook called What to Bake and How to Bake it by Jane Hornby. It is full of delicious recipes, beautiful photos, and adorable illustrations. I had to buy it (and you should too).
The first recipe that I tried out was her Lemon and Raisin Pancakes. I ended up switching out the raisins for blueberries and chocolate chips (a personal preference) and absolutely loved them!
Lemon and Raisin Pancakes
1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 lemon (zest)
1 cup buttermilk
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins or golden raisins (see steps for my alterations)
about 2 tbsp vegetable oil butter and maple syrup to serve
In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and the zest of one lemon. Stir in the sugar and salt. Create a well in the middle and add in the buttermilk, milk, and vanilla, and crack in the egg. Whisk ingredients together.
In a skillet on the stove (she suggests a nonstick pan, I used my cast iron) turn heat to medium and cook your pancakes! I added 1 tbsp of the batter at a time and poked in blueberries or chocolate chips on top before flipping them.
***recipe borrowed and slightly adapted from What to Bake and How to Bake it by Jane Hornby. See cookbook for her helpful hints, beautiful photos, and many other delicious recipes!***
These pancakes were the perfect way to start off a beautiful winter morning. I woke up and knew that I wanted to make some sort of breakfast so I sorted through my cookbooks and found this recipe! Of course we didn't have any syrup or buttermilk so I slipped on my mittens and boots and made a quick grocery store run while Dave was still sleeping. It was really nice to set up a beautiful breakfast table with some delicious pancakes as a way to start off a wintery day!
We are for sure starting out simply with BLT's and pancakes, but I felt as though it was good to start out with something that we already had some skills with! No need to overwhelm us at the very start. I absolutely loved how these pancakes turned out and will for sure be cooking them up again sometime soon!
What to Bake and How to Bake it by Jane Hornby
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