Fourth of July on a Thursday.... hummm....feels kinda weird right? But fun all the same. We started the day off with some of Mama's famous fluffy pancakes (colored red, white & blue of course!), then headed to the beach to have a BBQ with some friends and their precious babe followed up with some ice cream at home where we could see multiple fireworks locations from our back porch.Pretty dang awesome. I will never get over being able to see fireworks from our house. We live on the tippy top of a hill way out in the boondocks and can see pretty far. So between 8 and 10 we can see a smattering of flashes and poofs as well as hear the pops and crackles from a show just over the hill (which we can't seedang it!). But all in all we had a pretty good day... mid week Holiday, that is. All AH-Merican to the end!
Thought I would share my favorite recipe for fluffy pancakes...
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 large eggs, separated
3 tablespoon butter, melted, plus 4 tablespoons, divided
Preheat griddle to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
In a small bowl, combine milk, egg yolks, and 3 tablespoons melted butter; add to flour mixture, whisking until smooth.
In a small bowl, beat egg whites at medium-high speed with an
electric mixer until stiff. Gently fold into batter.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter on hot griddle. Ladle about 1/4-cup batter
for each pancake onto hot griddle. Cook pancakes for 2 to 3 minutes, or
until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked. Turn and cook
the other side. Repeat procedure with remaining 2 tablespoons butter
and remaining batter. Pretty self explanatory. I'm sure you know how to cook a pancake :) Key is to mix the ingredients separately and beat them well! We want a nice and fluffy cakie.
Bonus: Once mixed, separate batter into three bowls, add drops of Wilton food coloring and stir/fold until your desired color is reached. Follow cooking directions above ^^^