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Ted’s Terrific Pancakes

Saturday morning long runs work best after breakfast.  I have been doing long events on Saturday mornings for about 15 years now with varying results.  One of my favorite breakfast recipes is what I call “Ted’s Terrific pancakes”.

1 ½ cups flour
3 ½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 ½ tbsp sugar
1 ¼ cups milk
1 egg
3 tbsp butter
½ tsp vanilla extract (the real stuff)

Warm the liquid ingredients.
Microwave the butter for 10-20 seconds.
Microwave the milk on high for 1 minute or until the temp is around 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mix butter and milk until butter is broken up and mixed.  (lumps are fine)
Add egg and vanilla and mix.  Do not beat the egg.

In a separate, larger bowl mix the dry ingredients and sift twice.
Crater the center of the dry ingredients then add the liquids.
Mix with a wire whisk, by hand, until the lumps are mostly gone.
Heat pan to a medium heat.  My stove has a range from 1-9.  I cook pancakes at 5.5.
I cook two ¼ cup pancakes at a time.
When the edges start to turn brown I flip the pancakes.  If I do not like the color, I flip them again and cook for 20-40 more seconds.  People say flip only once.  They are my pancakes, I will flip them as often as I like.

The measurements are not exact.  They come out fine if made exactly as measured.
Add more salt
Add more sugar
Add more vanilla
Add small pieces of fruit
Use natural ingredients.
Top with real maple syrup.
Add a whipped egg white for fluffier cakes.  (hard to cook)
Add a little more milk to the liquid for easier cooking.
Subtract some milk for higher pancakes.  (hard to cook)


2 Comments so far »

  1. by ted, on February 13 2010 @ 5:06 pm


    I made some cakes this morning before my run which is still to come. I had an extra 1/4 to 1/2 cup of flour in the bag that I added to the mix. I added an extra 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder for balance and they turned out fine.

  2. by Setsuko, on February 14 2010 @ 2:02 am


    I like to add a little more sugar or add powdered sugar to the finished hot cake.

    You do not need to add oil to a teflon pan. The butter in the mixture is enough to keep them from sticking.

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