Sean and I have established a “Stiber family tradition” on Sunday evenings. We like to cook together and create what we call brinner, which is typical breakfast food eaten for dinner. I fry the bacon or sausage, whichever our taste buds choose, and make the scrambled eggs with cheese. Lots of cheese. Probably more cheese than eggs because that’s the only way I will eat them. Sean volunteers to make pancakes because he enjoys making them and he’s really good at it. He likes to experiment with different recipes, but this is his basic one.
~ 2 cups self-rising flour
~ 2 tablespoons sugar
~ 1 egg, beaten
~ 1 ½ to 2 cups of milk or buttermilk
~ 1 tablespoon butter, melted
~ 1 tablespoon canola oil
~ ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients.
Beat in an electric mixer until well blended.
Pour batter for each pancake on a hot, lightly greased griddle or skillet.
Cook until the pancake top bubbles.
Flip pancake and cook the other side.
Spices, fruit, or chocolate chips (yum!) can be added to give the pancakes pizazz.