Tempt my Tummy Tuesday Papa's Cakes

So this Tuesday I thought I would give a recipe that we call Papa cakes.  My boys are so lucky to have my dad make these pancakes for them, just like my cousins and I were lucky we had a nana that made them for me!  If you haven't tried them without coming from a box then you have to try this super easy super yummy recipe!   It is a staple in our family after you make these for your loved ones it will be a staple for yours as well.   Like yesterday's post about my favorite breakfast, this takes the cake when you put warm syrup and peanut butter on top of each cake! Also, my boys love Bananas on the top with some whipped cream (homemade) and some chocolate chips!!! 

Here are a few tips!

Do not overbeat the batter, the more you do the chewier and tougher your pancakes, 
Let the batter rest, after you mix the pancake batter, let it sit for a while. It allows it to relax, 
making for pillowy-soft thick cakes. 
Use bacon fat or shortening to grease the griddle. ( Butter= sticky) 
Let them cakes breathe.  When you pour the batter leave space between 
your cakes so they have room to expand without running into each other. 
They'll stay nice and round!!

  • 1-1/2 cups (6.75 oz/190g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
In a small bowl mix the dry ingredients. Set aside and grab another bowl and whisk. 

In the other bowl add all wet ingredients together. 

Mix wet ingredients into the batter just until there is no visible dry flour. Careful not to overmix the batter. 
Go and start your dishes or check on the bacon, warm up your syrup because your batter needs to rest. Ever notice the last few pancakes at the end are just perfect gold and fat and fluffy? This is because the batter has rested for 5 minutes.  

Pour your homemade pancake batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto the greased hot griddle. Make sure to leave enough room between pancakes for expansion.
See those bubbles forming on top of the pancakes? Wait about 40 seconds, make sure you don't flip if you don't see bubbles start to break. Once you see that flip em' Do not fiddle with your cakes, this will take away the bounce and fluffy-ness of your cakes! 

Cook these babies until they are golden brown on the second side. So there you have it! This makes about 8 cakes and you can double the recipe easy. We always had so many pancakes for everyone when my Nana would make these and they are simple enough to do at the campground!  

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