BACON ( & Buttermilk Pancakes)
Mooove over cows… Pigs have entered the Baxter’s kitchen!!
Cooking bacon in cast iron is good for it. Who am I to argue??
TIPS for making pancakes in cast iron:
Preheat your pan and add a light coat of oil. Pam Original cooking spray or crisco oil. Not too much. We aren’t deep frying pancakes here, just cooking them.
My heat was too high. It should be between 3-4
I added too many pancakes to the pan. When I went to flip them I had no room and some landed on the one beside them. Messy and unattractive for both pancakes involved.
I added more batter to the pan than the recipe said to add, I always think more is better. It’s not! If it says a 1/4 cup of batter, don’t use 1/2 cup of batter. It will alter the cooking time and these pancakes are thick!
When you see bubbles forming on the top, it’s time to flip!
Smoother them with butter, load up on the maple syrup (Thank you Amy… we’re almost out, please come back with more.) and ENJOY!
A touch of vanilla and the addition of melted butter are the secret ingredients in these decadent, fluffy pancakes.
Credits: Canadian Living Magazine: March 2013
If this is too much work, go to Costco and buy their mix.. they are GREAT!