Saturday, August 29, 2009

World's Best Pancakes

My kids will eat these for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and they are so good, they will even eat them plain! Here's the recipe, since I have made them 3 times this week.

1 1/2 cups flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Mix dry ingredients together

2 cups milk
1/4 cup butter

Heat the milk and butter together until the butter is melted

3 eggs, separated

Mix the yolks into the heated milk and butter, then use an electric mixer to mix this with the flour ingredients.

Rinse off the beaters and beat the whites until almost stiff. Gently fold them into the batter. Heat a skillet and use butter in the pan, not oil! Butter makes all the difference in taste!

Make small silver dollar size or larger, your preference. My kids like them small. Butter the skillet in between each batch, just a small amount, to keep the pancakes from sticking. These taste like the lightest crepes and are always a huge hit when family and friends come over. They are a little more work than other recipes, but they are always worth it. I'd love for you to try them and post your comments here. I have used nutella on them before, syrup and jam, but I still love them best plain. Enjoy!

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Love For Tommy

Frankie Smith, who helped organize the "Love for Tommy" benefit, enjoys the sun with Tommy Conforti outside his family's house in Newport Beach on Monday, August 17, 2009.

Tommy, summer 2009
Tommy, center with "the buzz boys," his friends from school
(and younger sister in the back), Dec. 2008

Matthew, Tommy and my two sons, Matthew and David, Dec. 2008

Tommy is raising money for his charity CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation. There is a link on the site if you would like to donate. Thank you for allowing me to share these stories with you!