One of my fondest childhood memories is Sunday brunch. It was a time to sit down as a family and eat way too much delicious food. I looked forward to it every week. My girlfriends enjoyed sleeping over on Saturday night so that they could join in on the feast. There were pancakes, toast, bacon, sausages, hash browns and eggs done multiple ways. In my mind I can still smell all these merged scents. Surprisingly, I don't recall feeling like I was over eating so I presume that I only took small portions. Plus I usually skipped the eggs because back then they really grossed me out.
Besides all the food, it was a time for us to gather in the 70's inspired kitchen with the yellow and brown flowered wallpaper and diamond linoleum floor. Late Sunday mornings were guaranteed wholesome family goodness. There were jovial conversations that were not typical during the hectic week.
Now that I have a family of my own, I've downsized this ritual. However our lazy Sundays still include pancakes from scratch. Since everyone has thrown out their old pancake mix thanks to Mommy off the Record, I thought it would only be kind to share my favourite, super easy recipe.
Mix all dry ingredients together:
2¼ cups Flour
1 tbsp Baking Powder
½ tsp Salt
4 tbsp Sugar
In a separate bowl combine:
2 Eggs well beaten
2 cups Milk
6 tbsp Oil
½ tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
Pour liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix. If you prefer thinner pancakes add more milk. Heat pan. Flip pancakes when the batter bubbles (usually about 4 minutes) I always toss the first batch away. If you have any left over pancakes, freeze them and pop them into the toaster for a quick breakfast later in the week.
For some fun you could throw in blueberries, chocolate chips or anything else that you fancy. Smother in syrup and enjoy! Of course this pancake mix is divine. I'm really not a domestic mom, I just play one on my blog.