Like many of you, it's very frigid in my part of Texas today. Saturday, it was a gorgeous 82º, but that changed dramatically yesterday. Overnight Saturday, a very strong cold front blew through bringing us a 60º drop in temps along with rain, sleet, and snow pellets. Some places experienced thundersleet, but we didn't. We got rain, sleet, snow, and cold temps, though. I'm so ready for this winter to be over. I've got tomatoes to plant!!
Since it was so cold out this morning, the Mister decided to make pancakes. Not only would it be filling, it would help warm us and the house up. We prefer to make them from scratch rather than use a mix. It took several failed attempts before finding the perfect recipe for us. It's from an Amish cookbook and makes enough to feed an army! I usually cut the recipe in half and that makes enough for the two of us with leftovers for a couple of meals.
5 C flour
5 heaping teaspoons baking powder
1 t salt
1 C vegetable oil
4 C milk (when I half the recipe, I use 2.5 C milk or the dough is very thick)
In a 4-qt mixing bowl, measure flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well with a fork. Make well in the center and fill will oil, eggs, and 2 C milk; beat well with a spoon. Fold in remaining milk while scraping sides of bowl. Stir just until blended; batter should be lumpy. Ladle 3 T batter into hot, greased skillet. (I use a 1/4 C measuring cup) When bubbly around edges, flip. Flip several times until well done. Yields about 18 large pancakes.
Enjoy and stay warm if you're getting snow or icky weather!