Thursday, January 08, 2009
Barefoot Bloggers--Banana Sour Cream Pancakes
This week for our Barefoot Bloggers post, Karen of Something Sweet by Karen choose, Ina's Banana Sour Cream Pancakes, from the Barefoot Contessa's Family Style Cookbook, page 177. I had made these before and several times thereafter. They are exceptional.
Banana takes on a really beautiful flavor when you get it warm. You need perfectly ripe bananas as pictured above to get the full bouquet of the fruit though. The bananas in the pancake itself will almost melt in your mouth; and the bananas you top the pancake with will provide a nice "tooth" to your bite. (I prefered mine diced as opposed to sliced)
I have found that to get a really beautiful color on the pancake itself you need to use oil, not Pam, then wait until the sides of the pancake are dry looking before turning. It will be nice and crispy too.
Pancakes are really personal. We have preferences for thickness, and color, some of us want butter, or fruity syrup opposed to maple syrup, even others want nuts or whole grain. This is a recipe that you can adapt to your preference. I added whole grain to my pancakes in the form of Dee's Cereal . I added 1/2 cup of Dee's Cereal in addition to what is listed in Ina's ingredients list.