after many years of my grandmother making it for me, i grew up, had children of my own and now make it for MY family.
my mission was to take a classic dish that I grew up with, keep it simple by using ingredients that most people may already have, and have a bit of fun recycling our stockpile of frozen bread scraps.
After many attempts and samples, this was the favorite.
with this recipe, I get my nostagic food fix and was able to create a new look for my long time bread pudding pal.
Step 1: The Ingredients
immersion blender OR regular blender
whisk / fork (elbow grease)
maple cinnamon butter
1 Tbsp. maple syrup
4 Tbsp. butter (softened)
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. milk
1/4 tsp cinnamon
4 slices of leftover bread, torn into pieces (you can also use hot dog/hamburger buns too, just make sure the hamburger buns are w/o seeds)
1/2 cup milk
1 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla
*******this recipe makes (6) 3" wide pancakes
Step 2: Bread Bath
Step 3: The Butter
Step 4: Blend
you can also mash it up with a fork if you do not have a blender!
the bread/ milk mixture should be mushy now.
then add your baking powder, egg and vanilla and finish the mixing with your whisk.
Step 5: Cook'em Up
grease it up with a bit of butter, and drop the batter onto your pan as you would do regular pancakes.
the pancakes are ready to flip once the edges are golden brown and you see little bubbles forming on top of the uncooked side.
(i cooked mine for about 3-4 min on one side then flipped to cook 2 min on the other side.)
Step 6: Plate It Up
no syrup needed, but i certainly will not hold it against you.