Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Flathead Pancakes

If you have ever been to Mamaw and Papaw's for breakfast, you've probably been served some of Papaw's favorites: Flathead Pancakes. Papaw makes these anytime their are guests for breakfast, and most weekends even if their are not guests.

This recipe came from a family friend who was also our pastor at one time. He lived in Montana before moving to the little burg in Ohio where we grew up. This recipe makes some of the lightest, fluffiest pancakes I've ever had. A good mixer, like the Eclectrics® Mixer helps make these so light and fluffy.

Flathead Pancakes
2 1/2 C flour
5/8 tsp salt
1 qt buttermilk
2 1/2 TB sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking soda
5 eggs - separated

Beat egg whites until stiff (this is where a Hamilton Beach® Stand Mixer is a life saver,) and set aside. Mix all other ingredients well. Fold beaten egg whites into flour mixture. Cook on griddle.

We don't have a Hamilton Beach® Mixer, but it sure would be nice to especially for this recipe. Its powerful motor would make quick work of beating those egg whites. I wish my mixer had a splash guard/pour attachment like theirs does. It sure would save a lot of mess.

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