an ode to 1am Pancakes

At midnight, I wanted pancakes. I tweeted about this fact, and had a seriously awesome twitter chat about the joys of pancakes - pancakes with ice cream, pancakes with bacon IN them, waffles and sherbet, and eventually it led to apple pie with cheese. This, my friends, is what makes Twitter ever so awesome.

My midnight pang for pancakes turned into the reality of 1am pancakes. Well, 1:18am to be exact.
Yes, I did photograph my pancake making to prove I really did have them. I intentionally included the stove's clock. Yup. I'm *that* kinda girl.

oh, they were SO good.

My pancake recipe - which I don't actually have a recipe for, I do it by rote.
For a full recipe:
1 1/4 cups of flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
dash of salt
1 cup milk
slurp of vegetable oil
splash of vanilla
1 egg

Mix it all up & dole out onto pre-heated pan (I usually have my stovetop burner set at medium or a titch higher). Wait til you see the edges start to bubble & flip. Only takes a little bit longer for them to be done (don't overcook - they end up rubbery if you do).

~pancakefully, Caren


  1. i had pancakes like yours in california.. they are a bit different from swedish pancakes, which are very thin and wider. some are thick like these ones, but wider too. haha, pancakes are a joy. funny how people have different ways of making them! and in different shapes!

  2. I always make pancakes from a mix, but yours look so good, I might have to try your recipe!

  3. I'm assuming there's some milk or water in there too?
    I read this post this morning and of course had to make some pancakes. yum! One of the best foods ever! :)

  4. Sarah - thanks for pointing out the lack of milk! I hope no one tried making them without; they would've been ... kinda icky. ;)

    I'm terrible with proper measurements - as you can tell by my 'slurp' splash' and 'dash'. Makes for more fun in the kitchen, though! :)

  5. Hey! I don't see any bacon there! :) You're panicakes look really really good! nom nom nom


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