What a day! It started off with the perfect, made-from-scratch pancake*, and ended at my mother's house with one of her brilliant meals and with my son running around happily on her 5 acres of land.
This Labor Day weekend ended up being a fun and busy one, and I still can't find that 3 pound bird I need to get started on becoming a "master" cook; so here's a taste of my perfect pancakes.
1 1/2 cups flour
1/8 tsp Cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp sugar (granulated or powdered)
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 cup of milk
Heat non-stick skillet on medium heat with non-stick cooking spray. Sift the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, spices, and salt. Separate egg whites and yolk in two separate mixing bowls. Whisk egg yolks, milk, vanilla and oil together. Using an electric mixer mix egg whites into stiff peaks. Pour egg yolk mixture into flour mixture and stir until just combined. Gently fold in egg whites. Pour 1/4 cup of batter in skillet and cook until you see small bubbles form, and flip. About 2 minutes on each side and place on a warm plate until ready to serve with your favorite topping. What a great way to start a holiday!
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