Sunday, February 13, 2011

I Heart Sunday Mornings

"Sunday mornings. Even when I was child, Sunday morning was a barometer for how the week was going to go. You can learn a lot about yourself with what you're doing and who you're with on a Sunday, I think. I'm really, really lucky. I've got a lot of love in my life. I've got great friends. I have two great kids whom I make pancakes for every Sunday. I'm blessed." - Reese Witherspoon on what she loves most about her life as told to Glamour, January 2009

via MarthaStewart.com

Heart Pancakes
Makes twelve 4-inch pancakes
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly, plus 1 tablespoon for griddle
  1. Preheat griddle to 375 degrees, or heat griddle pan over medium-high heat. Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl. Add egg, milk, and 2 tablespoons melted butter; whisk to combine. Batter should have small to medium lumps.
  2. Preheat oven to 175 degrees. Test griddle by sprinkling with a few drops of water. If water bounces and spatters, it is hot enough. With paper towel, brush 1/2 teaspoon butter onto griddle. Wipe off excess.
  3. Fill a pastry bag fitted with a 1/4-inch plain round tip with batter; twist end of bag, and secure with rubber band. Working in batches, pipe heart shapes, drawing V of batter in center of hearts to fill, on heated griddle. When pancakes have bubbles on top and are slightly dry around the edges, about 2 minutes, flip over. Cook until golden on the bottom, about 1 minute.
  4. Repeat with remaining batter, using 1/2 teaspoon butter on griddle for each batch, keeping finished pancakes on a heat-proof plate in the oven until ready to serve.
Read more at Marthastewart.com: Heart Pancakes - Martha Stewart Recipes

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