I am sharing this one today on Father's Day 2018 because pancakes are something my dad still makes every weekend for the family. Despite the fact that I really don't like pancakes. I usually end up taking mine and putting the sausage or bacon he makes to go alongside them between two, adding a slice of cheese and making a breakfast sandwich out of them. I'm not really sure how or why I started doing this, because I LOVE breakfast in any other form, but that seems to be my go-to! Until now...
These pancakes that Joanna shares in the Magnolia Table cookbook have changed my mind. They really do live up to their name as "The Best-Ever"! I love the little story at the top of the recipe and I really enjoy that Jo chose to be real in this one, she says that this is a family favorite recipe but that she keeps a box mix in the house for the days it just isn't realistic to make these and to let them rest for 20-30 minutes.
I chose to make them to the recipe suggestion of using bacon fat, and let me tell ya, even my sister gave me a compliment (she can be my toughest critic) and said that all pancakes needed to be made this way from now on! I mean we had some OMG's going around the table on this one. They really were amazing and even I enjoyed them with just a light drizzle of maple syrup and a little strawberry butter that I brought back from Magnolia Table when I visited last week. (Not as much as you see in the pictures though ?)
My pro tips to share on this one is that because of the beautiful thickness of this batter you will most likely require 2 utensils to get it on the pan. I scooped mine with a ladle and had to use a small spatula to get it on the pan. As I write this I actually think the best recommendation I can give would be to use a large ice cream scoop. That would be perfect, I'll do that next time...because there will be a next time for these! I will also tell you that they don't look quite like a box mix pancake while cooking. They will be cooked far before all the bubbles in the middle pop and the edges form a crust, just keep that in mind so you don't burn them while cooking. I did cook mine on a cast iron griddle so that may have had some effect on them, but needless to say they were by far the best pancakes I have ever had!
Let me know in the comments if you have made them yet and if you loved them as much as I did 🙂
Until next time, happy cooking!