Sunday, 5 February 2012

Beer for Breakfast

Kind of makes you shudder a little, doesn't it? But you did read correctly. Today's final post on cooking with beer does indeed feature a breakfast recipe.


Yup. That would be pancakes made with beer. But don't leave yet! These were the fluffiest, moist-est (???), most delicious pancakes I have ever made before. Seriously.

The recipe: (Adapted from this recipe.)

3 1/2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 tbsp sugar
3 eggs
1 can Alexander Keith's beer (I think any light beer would be fine)
2 - 2 1/2 cups milk (enough to make the batter a little bit thin)*
1/2 cup melted butter

*I found that a bit extra milk was necessary to counteract the beer. If there isn't enough there might still be that slight beer taste to the pancakes (never good...unless you like that...then don't add extra!).

Mix together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.

Mix eggs, beer, milk and butter together. Add to dry ingredients and beat until smooth.

Drop batter by spoonfuls onto a hot, (greased if not a non-stick) griddle. Turn when batter rises and entire surface is dotted with holes.

Makes 18 - 24 pancakes, depending on size.

                               See how thick and fluffy these are?!
                               Seriously, at least an inch thick!
So good. I forgot to count exactly how many we got but as you can tell it was at least a plate full. Definitely enough to feed our family of five (with three little kids that can pack away at least 3 or 4 pancakes til we cut them off!)

Let me know if you give these a try and what you think of them.

Have a nice weekend everybody!

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