A few years ago, I posted a recipe for Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes which advocated the use of an instant pancake mix and one of my fave bloggers told me that I should make and not buy the mix. Trust me – when Sue speaks, I listen. Plus – having dealt with one too many “pantry pests”, I’d feel much better knowing where everything came from. Let’s not even get into the cost of buying one of those big box brands and shelf life questions.
Nigella Lawson has a fail-safe Instant Pancake Mix that is my new go-to staple. Just mix the ingredients, take a cup of the mix to 1 egg, 1 cup milk and one tablespoon of melted butter – how easy is that? I mean – it’s just a 1:1:1:1 and you have a pile of fluffy pancakes that will bring a smile of joy to everyone at the table.
So – take a moment, get a container and make your own instant pancake mix that has ingredients that YOU know and trust. No interesting “additives” or anything wonky that will make you wonder what exactly is in that box of mix that has been sitting on a store shelf for centuries. Plus – with the money you save, just add that to the stiletto fund.