I can live without a lot of gluten. After a disastrous experiment making gf pizza, I have come to the conclusion that some things just cannot be copied; thick, chewy pizza dough being one of them. But that’s another post. Pancakes, on the other hand, are not something I plan to give up.
Luckily, pancakes are small and thin and lend themselves to many flour combinations. Over the last few weeks, I have been playing around with many flavors and flours. The other day, I told the kids we were having pancakes for dinner. The usual enthusiastic response followed. Next, I announced that the Thinker would be in charge of making the bacon and the Comedian would be making the kids’ pancakes. Even more enthusiasm followed. “WooHoo,” said the boys “We get to make dinner! ” So I whipped up these gf pancakes for me, and got out the griddle. The gf girl has to be first to cook, so as to avoid contamination.
Meanwhile, the Thinker has realized that cooking bacon can be dangerous. He got splattered with grease and is now gingerly trying to flip the slices (“turn down the heat, honey,” says me “or cover the pan.”) He ignores expert advice and continues to dance around the frying pan. Finally, he turns to me and says, “Are these done?” I look in the pan and see tiny, shriveled, very dark pieces of what used to be bacon….”yes, they are more than done.” The Comedian announces” _____________burned the bacon!”
- 6 Tbsp sorghum flour
- 4 Tbsp tapioca flour
- 6 Tbsp potato starch
- ¼ tsp xanthan gum
- (or 1 cup all purpose flour instead of above ingredients)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp oil
- ¼ tsp lemon extract
- ½ cup sour cream
- ⅓-1/2 cup milk
- ¼ cup raisins
- Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, making sure that all of the ingredients are well blended.
- In a smaller bowl, combine the wet ingredients, except the milk.
- Add them to the flour mixture.
- Add enough milk to make a desired pancake consistency.
- (I like mine thin, some like theirs thicker)
- Stir in the raisins.
- Cook on greased griddle or skillet.
- Serve with butter and syrup. (I use agave nectar)
I plate up my pancakes and head to my new photographing area (which used to be the Good Guy’s office…sorry, Sweetie). When I am done, I turn around and see that the Comedian is sitting alone at the table eating pancakes. “Um, you do know that you were making ALL of the pancakes. As in, you were making everyone’s?” He scrambles back to the griddle, slops on more, cooks them for 2/3 of the required time, dishes them up and runs back to the table. Five minutes later, the Thinker announces, “____________, made raw pancakes!”