Have you ever had one of those moments where you realize you have done it incorrectly your entire life.
I like waffles. I like pancakes.
You take all that time, three minutes, to measure and mix but it is always too much (unless you have a big family). I have yet to find a good recipe for three pancakes. To see all that batter go down the drain is just heart breaking. I know what your about to tell me, just freeze them.
Not for me. A frozen one just won't be the same.
That is why I have never tried it. Silly isn't it? I can say it so honestly even though I have never tried it.
Well folks, the time it takes to cook them all up is precious time, not to be wasted. A few weeks ago, on a whim, I threw the extra waffles in the freezer. My intention was to have a frozen treat for someone growing teeth.
Well I consumed most of them on my own. You know what, they were just as good. I haven't looked back since.
I simply place a square of parchment between each one. Set them in the freezer. Once frozen I place them in the freezer bag. It saves time and it doesn't waste any batter. I am sorry to the gallons of batter I have sent down the drain over the years.
Adapted: Better Homes and Garden - New Cookbook
1 Cup Unbleached Flour
3/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
2 T Sugar
2 t Baking Powder
1/2 t Baking Soda
1/2 t Kosher Salt
1 1/2 Cups Milk
1 t Apple Cider Vinegar
1 t Vanilla Extract
2 T Oil or Melted Butter
Mix dry components together.
Mix milk and vinegar together and allow to sour for five minutes.
Add remaining wet components to milk mixture and briefly mix.
Combine dry and wet mixtures and mix just until incorporated.
Over medium heat cook them up. Watch for bubbles that stick around, that is when to flip.
Disclaimer: for those of you that like to eat your pancakes with a small drizzle of syrup (like my husband). This is not the pancake for that. It is not moist enough for that (it isn't dry either, just not THAT moist). We make a peanut butter and jelly stack. Occasionally with some whipped up heavy cream. Or just tons of syrup (me not the bug). Or a cooked up berry sauce. You know those types of things. This heavier pancake stands up well to little fingers that like to walk around with it and haven't really gotten that "don't smash it" concept.