I am not normally a pancake person. They’re always too something. Too bland. Too fluffy. Too sticky. Too light. Too absorbent, so the syrup gets stuck. Too slimy, so the syrup doesn’t stick.
See, I like a pancake that exists on an in-between plain. Not a brick from a diner that you can’t finish, but not the Swedish-style I grew up eating (grew up eating six at a time).
If you like a pancake like that, these are for you.
Here’s what you do.
As you’re assembling the ingredients, get your cast iron skillet nice and hot.
In a medium sized bowl, whisk together:
1.5 to 2 cups of milk (Feeling fancy? Replace half of it with buttermilk.)
a tablespoon of sweetener (whatever kind you like)
a big pinch of salt
a teaspoon of vanilla
a big pinch of cinnamon
Once that’s whisked together, add about a cup and a half of flour and 1 tablespoon baking powder to the wet ingredients.
Whisk it all together. If it looks too thin for your liking, add a li’l bit more flour. Too thick? Add some milk.
Now, drop a little bit of butter onto your hot skillet. Using a ½ cup measuring cup, drop a scoop of batter onto the pan. Cook until bubbles come to, but do not break, the surface (a few minutes a side). Repeat the bit with the butter before you add the batter for each ‘cake.
Eat. Enjoy. Repeat often. Have for dinner. Thank me later.