Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Daddy Mac Stack (Pancakes & Maple Sausage)

Sunday  = big breakfast & early dinner.  I like 2 meal days. :)

Today the boys voted for pancakes & sausage. I used one of the thirds from the big roll of sausage that I used for the biscuits & gravy.

I like to press the sausage into thin patties and put a dab of maple syrup on each side & spread it evenly. Then cook 'em up. The syrup gets carmelized and the sweet/salty flavor is perfect with the pancakes.

Once the sausage is started, time to make the pancakes!

Ingredients for Pancakes
1 1/2 cups of flour - I always use 1 cup of all purpose flour and 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour for added nutrition

3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 egg
3 tbsp melted butter/margarine

In a large bowl, sift the dry ingredients together. Sifting is important. It makes them fluffier.  Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter. Mix until smooth, but don't overmix.

(Notice all the writing & notes on the recipe I started with. It has been tweeked A LOT. I also had notes on there for Jim on Mother's Day so he could have specific instructions on how to make breakfast. hahaha)

Heat a lightly buttered/oiled/sprayed skillet or griddle over medium high heat. Scoop the batter onto the pan, using about 1/4 cup for each pancake. If the batter is a little thick, spread it around a bit. Brown on both sides.

I call this the Daddy Mac Stack because our last name is "McGurn" and Jim is the daddy...and he likes it stacked. I personally like mine like a little sandwich.

These are fantastic pancakes. So fluffy and tender. I can't even eat box pancakes anymore. They are sooo rubbery and flavorless. You can add berries or more cinnamon. Bananas and pecans are fantastic in them too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hm...Sausage and maple syrup is so good together. I actually have a recipe sort of like this. I put in a little fennel seed too. So good!

Love your blog!