Sunday, January 11, 2009

Barefoot Bloggers-Banana-Sour Cream Pancakes

I was excited about this month's Barefoot Blogger's pick because it gave me a chance to use the new griddle I got for Christmas. I have to admit between the griddle and Ina's delicious recipe, I made some really good pancakes. Another plus, these were actually picture-worthy! The lemon zest in this recipe enhances the flavor of the banana and pancakes nicely. My all time favorite pancake recipe is still this one, however, I would not hesitate to use Ina's recipe again as my go to for banana pancakes. Thanks to Karen of Something Sweet by Karen for a great recipe to kick off 2009! As a side note, I'm a little remiss in that I haven't yet made the Pappa Al Pomodoro from December but I'm hoping to make and post about it very soon.

Banana-Sour Cream Pancakes
Makes 12 Servings

1 1/2 cups flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk
2 extra-large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
Unsalted butter
2 ripe bananas, diced, plus extra for serving
Pure maple syrup

Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sour cream, milk, eggs, vanilla, and lemon zest. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones, mixing only until combined.

Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat until it bubbles. Ladle the pancake batter into the pan to make 3 or 4 pancakes. Distribute a rounded tablespoon of bananas on each pancake. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until bubbles appear on top and the underside is nicely browned. Flip the pancakes and then cook for another minute until browned. Wipe out the pan with a paper towel, add more butter to the pan, and continue cooking pancakes until all the batter is used. Serve with sliced bananas, butter and maple syrup.

Source: Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa Family Style, Clarkson Potter, 2002.


Joelen said...

This is on my list to try!

Margie said...

I don't even like pancakes and that sounds good!

karen said...

glad you liked these. i need one of those griddles bad. by the way, the link to your site from BB isn't spelled right, I always thought your blog didn't exist because every time clicked on it it said "blog not found". just wanted to let you know.... i've added your site to my link folder and also bookmarked your favorite blueberry pancake recipe to try out someday. :)