Ever hear of snow helping with breakfast or dinner? Well let me tell you what – new fresh snow makes the best pancakes! Pancakes or griddlecakes made with snow are very light and fluffy. And with all the snow that the eastern United States has been getting lately it’s a great opportunity to try this recipe.
Kids love to help make these and it’s a perfect snow day meal. Serve with sausage, real butter and maple syrup and you have a wintertime supper fit for a king!
- 2 cups of flour
- 1-tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 2 eggs well beaten
- 1-½ cups of milk
In a large bowel mix and sift the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together. Combine the eggs and milk in another bowl.
Slowly add the milk & egg mixture to the dry ingredients.
Stir well and set aside. The batter will be thick.
Next grease your griddle and get it good and hot.
When the griddle is hot, quickly go outdoors and scoop up fresh snow.
Fold in 1-½ cups of new snow and mix well.
Cook the pancakes as usual.
Makes about 8 -12 large pancakes.
Tips For Snow Pancakes
Old snow won’t do. Use only fresh, light and newly fallen immaculate snow.
Remember that pancakes are actually baked and not fried. So be careful about using too much grease. Lightly grease your griddle and get it really hot before you pour pancake batter onto it. To test if the griddle is hot enough, sprinkle a few drops of cold water onto it.
The water will dance on the griddle and disappear at once when the griddle is hot enough.
Over turning pancakes or griddlecakes will make them tough and leathery. Turn only once when tiny bubbles appear on the top.