I love pancakes. I am a big fan of Pancake House's pancakes, but not so much those that you get out of a mix in box. For some reason, they are not nearly as fluffy. I like my pancakes nice and fluffy. When I am feeling a little fancy, I like to have pancakes with all sorts of toppings. Pancake House's Peach Pancake immediately comes to mind. It comes complete with peach slices and whipped cream and dripping with peach syrup. Mmm mmm. I have been known to order their Blueberry Pancakes a lot as well. But having burned my tongue with the hot blueberry filling of this pancake once before, I have since tried to avoid it. I can never seem to wait long enough for the pancake to cool down a bit before digging into it.
When I am home though, I am perfectly happy with plain old pancakes, with no syrup or any other topping whatsoever. It takes very little effort to make them but the amount of joy freshly made fluffy pancakes brings is by no means little. Here is a recipe for pancakes from allrecipes.com.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup shortening, melted
In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Combine the egg, milk and shortening; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
Pour batter by 1/4 cupful onto a greased hot griddle. Turn when bubbles form on top of pancakes; cook until the second side is golden brown.