Family Rituals Could Make For Mouthwatering Memories

Nurturing rituals could be reassuring, recognizable contributions to family life. And also the ritual of a leisurely Sunday breakfast of homemade pancakes is not only heartwarming, it could be supereasy, inexpensive and appreciated by all ages.

Making pancakes a bit more special than plain box combination is the difference between a meal and a memory. Below are a few techniques to make better-than-average cakes, such as a recipe made yummier with healthful, naturally sweet, roasted Bartlett pears.

Tips for Better Pancakes

Lumpy Batter Is Greatest. Resist the desire to overmix the batter–it needs a few lumps. Overriding develops the glutenfree, making tough, maybe not tender pancakes.

The griddle should be hot until you pour; a couple drops of water on the surface will dance when the temperature is ready. And functioning on hot plates is also a good thing. Start your ritual by placing your plates in a 250-degree oven, then move to heat the griddle and creating batter. Maintain the topping warm before serving.

Everybody Loves Nice, Round Cakes. Use a 1/4- or 1/3-cup measure using a handle to scoop and pour your batter. When pancake edges are cooked dry and bubbles have surfaced, reverse just after. After a moment or so, press your finger gently into the cakes; if the impression springs up, breakfast is ready.

Leftovers Freeze Beautifully. Place on a baking sheet and freeze first without stacking. After frozen, place in plastic bags and then invisibly into the toaster. Reheat sauce in microwave.

Pear Pancakes With

Pear-Orange Sauce

Makes 4 Servings

1 15-ounce may Bartlett pears in juice

1/3 cup sugar

1 tbsp cornstarch

2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate

2 tbsp butter

2 cups biscuit mix

1 cup milk

2 eggs

Drain pears, reserving juice. Chop pears, place aside. Stir in 1/2 cups of the reserved pear juice and orange juice concentrate; blend well. Add butter. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly; stir and cook 1 minute more. Stir in about 1/2 cups of the chopped pears; heat through.

For pancakes, mix batter according to package directions. Stir in remaining chopped pears. Serve with Pear-Orange Sauce.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 505Protein: 10.5 grams, Carbohydrates: 76 g, Total Fat: 19 g, Cholesterol: 126 mg. Dietary Fiber: 3 g,% Calories from Fat: 33 percent

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