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 see dang 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...

Ingredients
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

Directions:

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 ^^^



I think he likes it!

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