Happy… Pancake Day?

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…another Sunday morning breakfast.

February 9th, 2016 is Pancake Tuesday.  Alright, perhaps to some it is called Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, but for all intents and purposes…

I will refer to it today as Pancake Tuesday.

…but what about those delectable Polish Pączki doughnut blessings from the Gods that are so yummy and a staple here in Chicago?

Well, this year I may break my Chicago tradition and not make it over to Dinkel’s Bakery in Lakeview to pick up my dozen-or-so stuffed doughnuts.  (But it’s sooooo tempting).  I follow the guys from SortedFood and sometimes they come up with the greatest dishes that you just have to try.

So what did I make?

 

Cinnamon-Swirl Pancakes was on this morning’s menu.  As you know, Sunday morning breakfast is a thing in our house and what better way to bring in the morning than some loaded pancakes?

All I can truly say is, you have to try this out!

I followed their recipe for the cinnamon swirl drizzle, but the pancake recipe, I ended up using my go-to pancake recipe saved on my phone from AllRecipes because I did not have the mentioned cake flour in SortedFood’s recipe.

Make sure you have this on Pancake Tuesday.  Breakfast for dinner is an absolute treat of a meal, anyway… so why the hell not?

I mean, it is not going to beat a bowl of Frosted Flakes at 9pm, but it will be damn close.  Let me know what you guys thing in the comments section below.

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Cinnamon-Swirl Pancakes

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Cinnamon Swirl:
1 stick Butter (1/2 cup)
1/2c Brown Sugar
1tsp Cinnamon (I used 1 tbsp)
Mix in a bowl with room temperature butter.  Scoop mixture into a squeeze bottle in order to easily make swirl design on the pancakes as they cook.
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Pancake Batter:
1 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
3 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 tbsp White/Caster Sugar
1 1/4 cup Milk
1 Egg
3 tbsp Melted Butter or Olive Oil
Mix batter to proper pancake batter consistency.  I ended up using 1 1/2 cup of milk in my mix and set aside.  In a heated pan with some butter or olive oil, use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to pour out your pancake batter and begin to cook.  As it cooks on one side, squeeze your cinnamon swirl mixture over the pancake in a spiral pattern and flip the pancake over when ready.  Serve with leftover cinnamon swirl mixture or maple syrup.  I actually threw in some maple syrup into the bottle and gave it a good shake.  It turned out quite nice and was a great addition to an already great pancake.
Enjoy.
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One thought on “Happy… Pancake Day?

  1. Nice idea the cinnamon swirl. In South Africa we would call these Flap Jacks, our pancakes are more like crepes.

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