My sister-in-law Megen came into town this weekend. She is my cooking buddy, but, alas, she now lives in Louisville, which is about 5 hours away.
Megen and I are a pretty good cooking team. Sure, we have our disagreements. She's a little too health-conscious for my tastes, eschewing butter and doing crazy things like cooking spinach dry, but I love her, and we end up making some awesome meals together. Oh, did I mention that she's vegetarian?
Well, anyway, she was in town, so we planned a big brunch for Saturday morning. We had baked eggs, sauteed spinach, Paesano bread from Zingerman's, two types of goat cheese, and these AWESOME pancakes that I read about on one of my favorite food blogs - The Wednesday Chef. This is an Amanda Hesser recipe, and it has found a permanent place in my repertoire! I will need to come up with some non-Hazelnut variations though, as my dad is allergic. It would be fun to find an alternative that he could eat.
Luisa from The Wednesday Chef tried them with honey but found them too sweet. She thought a light dusting of powdered sugar would be sufficient. I used less sugar than the recipe called for (1/3 cup instead of 1/2) and ate the pancakes dry. I thought this was perfect!
They were light, fluffy, nutty, lemony. Just awesome. Man, I want one now.