I was at a friends house this past Saturday and her daughter, Alexa, told me the silliest story.
I'll call it "The Story of the Half Pancake."
She told me about a time she was at a friend's house and the dad gave her a half pancake.
I never heard of a half pancake. Can you imagine instead of saying
"What kind of pancakes would like? Buttermilk? Banana? Apple? Blueberry? Strawberry?"
"Would you like a half pancake?"
I have had a half of a hamburger or pizza. But meatball? Egg? Pancake?
Inspired, I made pancakes the next morning.
1 1/2 cups buttermilk (Or milk. If you have Kefir, add 1/4 cup.)
3 tablespoons butter, Melted
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (Or 1 cup plus 1/2 whole wheat)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Beat the eggs; add the remaining ingredients and beat until smooth. Add the bananas, apples, or blueberries. Mix in. Grease a heated griddle. Pour batter from a spoon or measuring cup. Turn pancakes when puffed and full of bubbles. Bake the other side until golden brown. Makes about 14 inch pancakes.
Serve whole with maple syrup!
~based on a recipe from "Country Innkeepers' Cookbook."