Saturday, October 11, 2008

Speaking of YUMA.....

Yuma and Pancakes - stay with me, it will make sense...

When you and Dad started to talk about wintering in the Desert AKA YUMA. I began to think......First, you need to watch the movie 3:10 to Yuma. It will show how Yuma really looks - minus the cowboys and indians today. Well, at least the desert. Not sure if it was filmed there but sure looks like it.

Second, it triggered my memory that what-seems-like-years-ago , I picked up an article and recipe from their paper on Flat-Out Perfect Pancakes.

I dug this out this morning at 5 am. Hubby worked overnight and I thought he'd enjoy a nice round of pancakes before heading to bed for the night errr day.

It was a pretty involved recipe. Seriously, WAY too involved at 5 in the morning. Overall, I did really like it. I need to make it again before it goes in the permanent and official recipe book. It seems like we eat pancakes a lot - but, it really is for special occasions like when you visit, The Boy's birthdays, etc so it is only 4-5 times a year.
I think this recipe could be one of those "one time a year, only on the holidays" recipe. Simply because, I don't mind a mix. I can toss in milk and go...this required thought and several bowls....I hate emptying the dishwasher to make room for more dirty dishes before coffee.
Make this, share it......tell me what you think.

As Published 3/21/2007 in the Yuma Sun.
Story by Cathy Thomas.

Yield: Makes 25 (3 in) pancakes, 6 servings

1 1/4 c flour
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 c low-fat buttermilk
1/4 c sour cream
2 large eggs separated PLUS 2 extra egg whites
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted, cooled
1 to 2 tsp vegetable oil for skillet

Whisk together the dry ingredients.
In separate bowl, stir buttermilk and sour cream. Add egg YOLKS and butter. Still well.
Whisk 4 egg whites into soft peaks in separate bowl.
(if you are counting, that is 3 bowls so far.....Dorie?, Dorie Greenspan? is that you?)
Pour buttermilk mixture over dry, whisk until just combined - there should be visible flour and a lumpy batter.
Fold in egg whites with rubber spatula. Do not over mix - a few streaks of whites should be visible.
Heat oil on nonstick skillet, pour 1/8 cup batter onto pan, cook until evenly brown on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side. (i put my stove on medium for 5 mins before first batch and continue to turn it down with each rotation on skillet).

I topped mine with real butter and powder sugar...hubby went straight to bed without CloudCakes, I'll give you his review of warmed-up CloudCakes later today.

love you



  1. Hi Kathleen,

    I stumbled on your blog from the TWD blogroll. These pancakes sound seriously good, but I agree, complicated for first thing in the morning.
    "that is 3 bowls so far.....Dorie?, Dorie Greenspan? is that you?"
    This cracked me up!

  2. yes, i agree if you have to work this hard for pancakes with 3 bowls that is way too much work. the pancakes you made when we were there were great, remember i ate and ate. lvm


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