Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Recipe - Fluffy Pancakes



Almost an inch high with fluffiness, and damn good, too.

These are Pancakes of the Gods Demi-Gods! When I die... I will be the Goddess of Pancakes, and it's all thanks to THIS recipe.


Fluffy Pancakes

BY: Eugene Presley @

"I FOUND this recipe among our old family favorites and adapted it to make a small amount. It's quick and easy to prepare, but we still consider it a special treat. I make it for breakfast and to satisfy a sweet tooth. Topped with a fresh fruit sauce, it's a wonderful dessert!"

READY IN: 15 Min

Servings: 4


* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 1 tablespoon sugar
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 egg
* 3/4 cup milk
* 1/4 cup shortening, melted


1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Combine the egg, milk and shortening; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
2. Pour batter by 1/4 cupful onto a greased hot griddle. Turn when bubbles form on top of pancakes; cook until the second side is golden brown.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Recipe - Easy Walnut Raisin Biscotti

Wow. I really planned on having about 5-10 recipes here by the new year, but I don't know what happened. :)

I made this recipe while still in school last year for my Cooking class. The biscotti turned out fantastic (especially since I dipped them in chocolate).

Unfortunately, by the end of the day, I was horribly sick. Turns out, I'm allergic to Walnuts. :D


Easy Walnut Raisin Biscotti
SUBMITTED BY: Corwyn Darkholme @

"Easy to make and tasty too!"

Servings: 12


* 1/4 cup butter, softened
* 2/3 cup white sugar
* 2 eggs
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1 cup chopped walnuts
* 1 cup raisins


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.

2. In a medium sized bowl beat together the butter or margarine, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Mix well then stir in the walnuts and raisins. Knead until dough comes together.

3. Divide dough in half and shape into long loaves, 1 1/2 inches thick. Place loaves onto the prepared baking sheet and flatten slightly.

4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 18 to 20 minutes. Allow loaves to cool enough to handle (about 10 minutes). With a sharp knife cut loaves diagonally into 3/4 inch thick slices. Place cut sides down on baking sheets. Bake slices for an additional 10 minutes or until lightly browned.