Breakfast of Champions

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Growing up, every Sunday morning (for as long as I can remember) my dad got up and made us pancakes.  And when I was old enough to help, he would wake me up before anyone else and let me help.  At first, I would just butter the pancakes after he got them off the hot skillet.  However, as I got older and learned his techniques, he let me take over.  Of course, he was right there with me in case I needed help.  I cherish those Sunday morning memories I have with my dad.  Nothing will ever take those away from me.  

One day, I hope my children will have that experience with Terry.  He is a lot like my dad when it comes to cooking.  Like my dad, he is a master of the grill and can cook some yummy breakfast food.  Although, he says he hasn't quite mastered the making of terrific pancakes, but I have faith that one day he will.  =)

Anyone can make pancakes out of a box, but somehow that doesn't scream "southern."  So, here is how to make some "heaven on earth" southern pancakes!

Homemade Pancakes

Ingredients & Directions
3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Combine milk with vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to "sour".

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk egg and butter into "soured" milk. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.  Spread butter on top of each pancakes, stack and cover in syrup.     

Enjoy y'all!!



  1. We have pancakes every Sunday morning around here. The husband lets Kid #1 help take them off the griddle. Definately going to try your pancakes in the morning!

    When I was growing up my Pop always made waffles and would let me help. Nothing like homemeade waffles with butter, syrup and just a sprinkle of powder sugar... yummy!

  2. i love pancakes. that just made my mouth water. i make my kids homemade banana pancakes! yum-o!

  3. Rachel, I would love your recipe to try. Bananas are my favorite fruit!!

  4. Wow, this sounds SO good! I'm blog hopping from Kellyskorner. Am now following! Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!


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