We drove down to our favorite park looking for a little outdoor fun (and actually seeing if we could spot the beaver turned muskrat) - and realized it was maple sugaring weekend. We arrived a little late to the event, but some of the displays were still set up.
|they had some kids' activities - this was "what lives in a maple tree"|
|the tour we arrived too late for|
|the maple sap reducing|
And, luckily, the merchandise was still for sale - we bought maple cotton candy and maple syrup.
|$30 for 64 oz - I thought that was pretty reasonable|
|Kate "shoveling it in"|
|Rob was supposed to take a pic of my hands, not my huge forehead!|
We kind of snuck up on the tour just in time for them to announce that it was time for the pancakes. So, on the way home I asked if anyone wanted pancakes for dinner - someone asked, "can we do that"? I responded with, "we can do anything we want to do"! (isn't it great being an adult?)
I was torn - I had promised to make Shay's cinnamon bun pancakes - but I was also dying to make the recipe in the Pioneer Woman Cookbook. I'm sorry, Shay, I'll make yours next time!
Okay, so anyway - the name of the recipe is Edna Mae's Sour Cream Pancakes. Kind of has a nostalgic feel, doesn't it? I wasn't sure what to expect, and when I started reading through the recipe I thought, "this seems weird".
Step 2: Place 1 cup sour cream into mixing bowl. Add 7T flour, 1T sugar, 1t baking soda and 1/2 t salt. Mix gently until barely combined.
Step 3: Add 2 beaten eggs and 1/2t vanilla extract. Stir together gently until just combined.
Step 4: Melt 1T of butter into skillet. Pour the batter into the skillet about 1/4 cup at a time.
Step 5: Flip after approximately 2 minutes.
|we also had some fresh fruit with our meal|
I was skeptical - come on, 1 cup of sour cream to 7 tablespoons of flour? The batter was very thin at first, but it kind of thickened as it cooked [on the first side]. Our verdict - some of the best pancakes we've ever had! I will be keeping sour cream in my refrigerator at all times (I usually do, but now I will, no matter what!). These pancakes were light, fluffy, flavorful, and a perfect platform for our maple syrup. We demolished all of the pancakes - I'll be doubling the recipe from now on!