Saturday, March 14, 2009

Kitchen Confidential: Cooking with SAS

If you've stopped by here recently, you know I spent the last week in DC for work, then stayed for a couple of days to play with old friends. While spending time with my friend Sarah (SAS), we decided to cook her favorite was so yummy it was a MUST BLAHG! ; )

SAS made really yummy Gingerbread Pancakes; the pancakes were delightful, delicious, and addictive. Make them with caution...EXTREME caution, as you are liable to eat far too many!

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup brewed coffee, cold or at room temperature
4 large eggs
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Vegetable oil for brushing griddle
Accompaniment: pure maple syrup

Whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices in a bowl.

Whisk together water, coffee, eggs, butter, and lemon juice in a large bowl. (And yes, the coffee thing did make me wonder if she'd lost her cotton-pickin mind!) Add flour mixture and whisk until just combined. Let stand 15 minutes (batter will thicken). Brush a griddle or 12-inch nonstick skillet with oil and heat over moderate heat until hot but not smoking.
Working in batches of 3 or 4, pour 1/4 cup batter per pancake onto hot griddle and cook until bubbles appear on surface and undersides are lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes.
Flip pancakes with a spatula and cook until cooked through and edges are lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes more.

Then eat like you've never eaten before!!! You'll see SAS again later this week as I also took some gorgeous engagement photos of her and Walter...those two crazy kids are tying the knot in June and I can't wait to celebrate with them!!!



Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

oh yum. there is a restaurant on the coast here that serves gingerbread waffles with pears and whipped cream.


thanks for the recipe! these sounds HEAVENLY!

Sandy said...

oh delicious, now just add a little bit of green :)

happy st P day!