Saturday, July 19, 2008

Saturday Morning Breakfast

We usually have a big breakfast once a week. During the week, it is usually oatmeal or toast and a glass of juice or cup of coffee. But on Saturday mornings . . .

We might have biscuits and gravy. Or pancakes. Or waffles. Or French toast. Hashbrowns. Omelettes. Eggs. Sausage. Bacon. Cinnamon Rolls. Homemade donuts. Sauteed mushrooms. Ham. Fruit compote. Fritatta.

You name it, we might cook it on Saturdays for breakfast. We mix and match and fix whatever sounds good. Or whatever we feel like. Breakfast is usually served by 8:30-9:00. We take our time eating, enjoying one another's company and visiting. It is peaceful. We might invite company, or just have family.

Last week DS was ill, so we did not fix a big breakfast. This week, he is feeling much better, so we got in gear and fixed pancakes. Dad had been shopping and went to Burger's Smokehouse in California, MO, which is about a 50-mile drive or so for us. We don't go a lot but we do love their products. He got some rope sausage, which is what you see in the picture above. I highly recommend it!

DS asked that I fix pancakes, so I did. I had some weeding to do before breakfast, so I fixed:

Shortcut "Sourdough" Flapjacks

1 package dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water

2 cups biscuit mix
2 cups milk
1 egg

Mix your yeast and water into a slurry. Meanwhile, stir the egg into the milk with a whisk. Mix egg mixture into biscuit mix and mix well with whisk. Stir in yeast mixture. Let sit on the counter (I cover with a clean towel) for 1 to 1-1/2 hours.

Cook over medium-low heat on a flat griddle until bubbly, flip and cook other side.

This dough is a little thin, but very good. Pancakes turn out very tender.

Serve warm with butter and syrup.

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Anonymous said...

Oh, Raquel, them flapjacks look sooooooooooooper tasty!! What a yummy breakfast! I saved your recipe and will have to try them someday very soon!

Jan said...

Your flapjacks do look good Raquel!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Ok I just gotta' know. How do you keep from killing your yeast? Oh I know don't get the water too hot. But exactly what is warm water. How do I know what's warm and what's hot? Blessings, marlene

Tracy said...

Hi, Raquel! Thanks for visiting nice to meet you and find your yummy blog! Your big weekend breakfast is making me hungry--LOL! Can you send some flapjacks, please?! ;o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

Jan said...

Mmmmm. They look rather good, as does the hash browns and sausage.

Mike of Mike's Table said...

Good looking flapjacks--I could go for some breakfast for dinner now