“I realized something else tonight. Something about pancakes.”
“What about them?”
“We both got so obsessed about that first pancake being thrown away that we forgot something really important,” Max explained. “That first pancake tastes just as good as all the other ones. It’s not its fault that it was first in line and the pan wasn’t hot enough so it got a bit lumpy and misshapen.”
“And when you’re really famished that first pancake tastes better than all the ones that come after it.” – You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
¾ cup flour
1 cup yellow corn meal (or blue)
¼ cup dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 ¼ cups whole milk
½ stick butter, melted
1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
Garnishes: toasted pecans, extra blueberries, lime zest
Whisk the flour, corn meal, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the milk, butter, eggs, and vanilla together until well combined. Whisk the liquid mixture into the dry mixture just until it comes together.
Spoon (about) 1/4 cupfuls onto a buttered skillet or griddle over medium heat, and cook until you see bubbles. Flip and cook until golden brown on both sides.