Friday, February 2, 2007

Cooking with Fannie

We made Fannie Farmer's pancakes today for lunch at Annie's request. (We might have had them for breakfast but I had to watch a really big show that Annie created in her room.) Mmmm. Those are really good pancakes. And I'm not a big pancake person either. I'm more of an egg and toast or omelet girl myself. I can't figure out what makes them so tasty? It must be the precise amounts of each ingredient, because every other recipe has the same basic stuff. Now that Annie's almost six, she can do quite a bit of the mixing and measuring, as well as the flipping too. Although today I had an out of work Vegas showgirl doing our flipping.

Here's the recipe (below) so you can try them for yourself, if you haven't already. A big thanks to Cory and her girls for first making them for us, and then finding a copy of the book
Fannie in the Kitchen for Annie's bookshelf!

2 C. Flour

1/4 C. Sugar

1 tsp Salt

1 1/2 tbs baking powder

1 Egg

2 C. Milk

2 tbs Melted Butter

Mix and sift dry stuff; beat egg, add milk and pour slowly on dry stuff. Beat thoroughly and add butter. Drop by spoonfuls on a greased hot griddle. When puffed, full of bubbles, and cooked on edges, flip. Serve with maple syrup and butter.


Krista said...

Those pancakes are the thickest, home-cookin'est, yummiest I've ever seen. Oh. My.
But the girl, she cracks me up something fierce. Can not get over the outfit/expression combo going on there.

futuregirl said...

She is a hoot! I love that she stayed in character for the flipping photo. :)

capello said...

mmmm... pancakes ::drool::

Nina said...

Your photos are divine. You must know that everyone reading this post wants that stack of pancakes. They are perfection. And Annie-beautiful perfection. I read the first paragraph all excited to tell you about "Fannie in the Kitchen" only to discover you already know it.