I was raised on grits. You know the kind that popped all over the range and stuck to the bottom of the pan. I love them with butter and cheddar cheese. Growing up my mother would make them with country ham and red eyed gravy. I can remember on cold afternoons my Dad would come home with Butch our bird dog and he would have Quail stashed in every pocket in his hunting vest. I knew then we would be having grits and gravy with Quail fried to a golden brown. Gosh it was so good!
I am a big fan of Ina Garten. She has the type of personality that makes a person think that they can do just about anything in the kitchen. You know she gives you that, “How easy is that?” Well, this is one of her biscuit recipes and it is easy and absolutely wonderful.
After suffering for three days with laryngitis, I was ready to demonstrate in silence how to prepare pancakes. But, a scratchy voice appeared on Friday morning and I was able to end my quick bread unit with some light and airy pancakes that will melt in your mouth . This recipe makes a very thick batter, but surprisingly not a heavy pancake. It is light as a feather and will absorb whatever topping you decide to choose. I used a recipe that I have seen floating around on many blogs. They are heralded as the world’s best buttermilk pancakes. You can be the judge of that. We thought they were fabulous!
These are absolutely the best pancakes that I have ever made. The tangy taste of the pancake with the honey and butter is perfect!
This is the third time today that I have prepared pancakes. I know I am a crazy cook! Not really. I just walked out of the door without my camera this morning. I’m really glad that I forgot it otherwise I would not have made this combination.
In class today I used one of the variations of pancakes on the Bisquick box that makes a light and fluffy texture. I added very large frozen blueberries which thawed as I mixed the pancakes. As they came off the griddle I dusted them with powdered sugar. They were devoured by the starving teens that were left with chins that sparkled with sugar dust.